Katy Perry vs DJ Butcher
Katy Perry and her team of songwriters are at it again. This time, instead of ripping off a music video, Katy has stolen a beat from Brisbane producer DJ Butcher.
According to a recent article from our friends at Stony Roads, the producers of Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” including famed producer Dr Luke, have very sneakily ripped off the track “Gold” by DJ Butcher.
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It’s pretty apparent that the main hook of “Dark Horse,” heard at the :28 mark, is extremely similar to the hook of “Gold,” heard at 1:32. The individual notes are definitely exactly the same — the cadence/progression of the notes are really the only things that are different between the two.
The most unfortunate thing is that there is probably no hope for DJ Butcher and any sort of legal team he might be able to put together. It’s still unknown as to whether or not the Australian producer will be filing any sort of lawsuit against Perry and her team.
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