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Anjunabeats Speak Out Over Will.i.am Copyright Controversy

Record label issues latest update on Will.i.am VS Arty and Mat Zo. Read the latest development to the ongoing story inside!

Record label Anujabeats have released a statement responding to the alleged copyright infringement of Arty & Mat Zo‘s track ‘Rebound’ by Will.i.am on the song ‘Let’s Go’.

The statement reads:

“As has been widely reported, a large section of ‘Rebound’ was sampled on will.i.am‘s track ‘Let’s Go’ featuring Chris Brown, and this took place without the permission of Anjunabeats or Arty & Mat Zo.

“Although Arty (but not Mat Zo) was credited in the sleeve notes, this is not the same as obtaining permission. To present someone else’s work as your own, you need to seek permission, agree terms and file paperwork, which has not happened in this case.

“We’ve remained silent on this issue until now, but as a record label it is our obligation to protect our artists’ interests and we felt it was necessary to respond to some of the inaccuracies that have been reported following will.i.am‘s recent comments to Associated Press.”

Will.i.am said that he sampled ‘Rebound’ in the recording of ‘Let’s Go’, with both Arty and Mat Zo taking to their social media outlets over the matter. The former saying via twitter that their song’s rights had not been cleared for use by Will.i.am.

Here are the two tracks in question:

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