Gap Band Wins Writing Credits on 'Uptown Funk' for Song Similarities

May 2, 2015 4:11 PM

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Mark Ronson has added five new writers to “Uptown Funk” after the 1970s Gap Band claimed similarities to “Oops, Up Side Your Head,” in a decision that came on the heels of the lawsuit that determined Pharrell and Robin Thicke had to pay Marvin Gaye’s family for similarities between one of Gaye’s hits and “Blurred Lines.”

Minder Management filed a claim on behalf of the “Oops” writers to YouTube’s content management system in February, Billboard reports. RCA records, which put out “Uptown Funk,” added the five “Oops” writers to the existing list of six for “Uptown Funk” on April 28.

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