Lastrada Entertainment, that owns rights to Roger and Zapp’s 1980 classical “More Bounce to a Ounce” … says ‘Uptown’ is a transparent duplicate … quite a initial 48 seconds of it. That apportionment includes a steady talk-boxing of a word “doh” … identical to a lyrics of ‘More Bounce’ in a 1980 hit.
“Uptown Funk” has been impossibly successful … relocating some-more than 11 million units given a release.
The suit, performed by TMZ, also points out Ronson even cited Roger and Zapp as influences — and includes note-for-note comparisons of a songs. Legalese aside … we can listen to a similarities for yourself.
Lastrada is suing Ronson, Sony, Spotify, Apple and several producers to close down destiny plays and sales of “Uptown Funk,” … and an vague volume in damages. Bruno is not a defendant.
We’ve reached out to Ronson and Sony … so distant no word back.