Here's a classic #2015 story for you: quite good songwriters and producers Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub have denied sampling two songs by professional noise merchants Sleigh Bells on Demi Lovato's recent deluxe edition-only song, 'Stars'.
'ICYMI' the other day, Sleigh Bells tweeted Demi (actually they tweeted all their followers because they wanted everyone to see it) saying the following words:
.@ddlovato Demi Lovato flattered you guys sampled Infinity Guitars & Riot Rhythm for "Stars" but we were not contacted. Gotta clear those.
— SLEIGH BELLS (@sleighbells) November 2, 2015
Carl and Rami have since said the following (as quoted here): “We did not use any samples in Demi Lovato’s song ‘Stars.’ Demi was also not involved with the production. She only wrote top line.”
Apparently Sleigh Bells aren't happy with that and a 'rep' confirmed to Rolling Stone that "that the band feels their music has been sampled without proper clearance and are seeking all available remedies with [Lovato's record label] Island Records."
So there we are. What a lot of fuss over a not very good song.