DJ Avicii applies for injunction to stop Leona Lewis releasing 'Collide'!

Leona Lewis

It's not looking good for Leona Lewis, with reports today that her make or break single 'Collide' could well be blocked from release by the high court! Leona and label Syco are currently battling Swedish DJ Avicii over the track, with the DJ claiming that the music label 'stole' his work.

The exact goings on are yet to be made clear, with Syco previously saying they had "no legal case to answer to" and that the claims were nothing but "sour grapes" from Avicii's label Ministry of Sound, adding that he had worked on the song knowingly.

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Dismissing the suggestions however, Avicii said previously: "The first time I heard Leona Lewis ‘Collide’ was today [July]. I didn’t produce it and neither me or my manager could approve it."

He and Leona even had a bit of a tiff on Twitter about the track, with Leona saying Avicii had agreed to split the profits from the track. But he angrily replied: "Thanks for accusing me of lying and speaking on my behalf."

The Guardian now reports that Avicii is going to the High Court on Monday in a bid to take out an injunction on the track, which would prevent it from being released to radio and on sale.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Sound said: "Avicii is an up-and-coming talent; we think he should be given a fair crack at making this record the hit it deserves to be."

A spokesman for Sony Music – which owns half of Syco while Simon Cowell owns the balance – said neither it nor any spokespeople for Syco had any comment to make.

> Syco 'lied' about plagiarism claims over Leona Lewis' new single 'Collide'

Listen to Leona's new track 'Collide' here...

 

And listen to Avicii's song below...

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