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Florence's Machine a copying device?
Florence and the Machine have admitted taking a section of single 'Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)' from another band, and agreed to pay royalties.
US group Gang Gang Dance claimed Florence's 'Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)' is partially built on a sample of their single 'House Jam', and pursued them for royalties.
Singer Florence Welch has since admitted it was mistake that the group were given no credit for her track in the first place and said she was happy to split the royalties.
She said: "Yeah that's true, it's no secret. I've spoken about it in interviews before. I'm a massive fan of Gang Gang Dance and it was in homage to them."
It wasn't until the band saw the video for the single and noticed the similarity that they took action.
Their publisher, Warp, said: "They did acknowledge the infringement and said that they were aware of it."
With Florence and the Machine's profile rising daily - with their debut album 'Lungs' recently seeing a sales jump of 1,550 per cent after winning a BRIT award for Best British Album last week - the payoff could be lucrative for the small electronic band - however, although the infringement has been acknowledged, there has been no legal confirmation as to whether royalties will be paid to Gang Gang Dance or not.Posted on 24 Feb 2010 07:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News
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