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Leona Lewis song legal row settled

Singer Leona Lewis and a Swedish musician are to work together on a song after avoiding a High Court collision, record company bosses said.

Lewis's record label Syco Music said the singer will work with dance music producer and DJ Avicii on a single called Collide.

Earlier, lawyers had told a High Court judge that a legal dispute between the record label and Avicii - real name Tim Bergling - had been settled.

No details were given in court but the case was thought to have centred on the use of a piece of instrumental music featured in Collide. It is understood that Avicii claimed to have created the instrumental and planned to use it on another song.

Judge Mr Justice Floyd appeared to refer to two songs during the hearing in London, when he asked lawyers: "Will the public be deprived of one or both of these outstanding musical works?"

Barrister Michael Beloff QC, for Syco, said no detail could be given in open court. However, he suggested that all would be revealed and told the judge: "Tune in, My Lord."

Following the hearing, Syco issued a statement saying: "Leona Lewis and Avicii will work together on the forthcoming single Collide."

Mr Bergling gave his reaction in a series of internet tweets, saying: "Glad to FINALLY have resolved situation with Leona. Music is the answer... We've finally come to an agreement with Leona on all the issues... So happy to move on and focus on hit making... So happy to move on with Leona and focus on having a hit together."

Lewis, a former winner of ITV talent show The X Factor, announced the release of Collide on her website in July, saying: "With Collide, the record-breaking international superstar from Hackney showcases a new sound that is set to dominate dance floors across Europe this summer."

A spokesman for Syco, partly owned by former X Factor judge Simon Cowell, said Collide will be released in September.


From Belfast Telegraph