Despite recent reports that Radiohead might pursue legal action against Lana Del Rey on the grounds of copyright infringement for her track “Get Free,” which allegedly borrowed numerous sonic elements from the bands seminal hit “Creep,” the band has denied that the accusations have been brought to court.
Del Rey recently announced via Twitter that they had. “Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by ‘Creep,’ Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing,” she said.
Although, now, a spokesperson for Radiohead’s publisher Warner/Chappell has denied the existence of a lawsuit with the release of a statement:
“As Radiohead’s music publisher, it’s true that we’ve been in discussions since August of last year with Lana Del Rey’s representatives. It’s clear that the verses of ‘Get Free’ use musical elements found in the verses of ‘Creep’ and we’ve requested that this be acknowledged in favour of all writers of ‘Creep.’
To set the record straight, no lawsuit has been issued and Radiohead have not said they “will only accept 100%” of the publishing of ‘Get Free.’”