Last week the latest news spread quickly that Disclosure were being sued for stealing copyright material. The Disclosure lawsuit (by Katie Sopher) stated that they have stolen lyrics for their singles “White Noise”, “Attracting Flies” and “You and Me”. All the lyrics in these singles have been used without the written permission. The downside for Disclosure is that they have been asked to pay £200,000 in compensation for the use of the lyrics.
After some days we finally can give you their comment on the pending lawsuit, Disclosure have but their first public statement online about this headline news. Disclosure disregard the claims made by songwriter Katie Sopher and comment that proper credit is always given to the deserving artist. However, more important for fans of the British duo, a quick statement regarding their next album also slid its way into the post. While no news or music from the impending project has arrived, a collaboration with Mary J. Blige landed on her latest album, London Sessions. View the duo’s statement below.
Just wanted to post a little something for our fans who may have read the blogs in the last couple of days and help clear up some speculation that has been circulating, to do with whether or not we wrote the lyrics to some of our songs.
Firstly we want to make it very clear that every Disclosure song we have put our names to has been written by us. We sometimes write lyrics and melodies along-side whoever the featured singer may be (i.e. Sam, Eliza etc) and the great Mr. Jimmy Napes, but that is it. When we do, we always make sure everyone gets proper credit. We take great pride in our self sufficiency, our work and the way we work, and it’s incredibly frustrating when someone tries to take that away from us, by claiming we stole even one word or one note of our music from anyone.
We’d much rather be working on more music than commenting on these type of things, but it felt like we had no choice…
So, just to be clear, all allegations made against us to do with this subject are completely false, as anyone we have ever worked with will back up. We didn’t get into this industry to steal other people’s ideas and we haven’t – we are musicians, artists and producers.
In better news… Album 2 is niiiiicely underway!