Jessie J's chart-topping track “Domino” has come under fire since California's Loomis & The Lust have taken legal action to prove that “Domino” borrows substantially from their song “Bright Red Chords.” The band is suing Jessie J as well as her record label, Universal Music Group, Lava Records and Universal Republic Records for copyright infringement claiming, “Jessie J and her co-songwriters 'willfully infringed' on Bright Red Chords' copyright, selling 'millions of copies of their derivative work.”
Loomis & The Lust have taken to their Facebook page stating, “Some people have suggested that since my verse chords are the same as another song, I don't have a case. If we could copyright chords there'd only be one blues song. Melody is another story…”
In another post, Loomis writes, “When I wrote this melody in my garage I never imagined it would be sung for the King and Queen of England and I especially never imagined it would be sung by Jessie J.”
Despite the law suit and a sought after “jury trial and at least $150,000.00 ( £96,000.00) in damages,” Jessie J nor her representatives have responded to the lawsuit and allegations.
Check out the two songs and decide for yourself. Do you think “Domino” has substantially “similar compositional elements” as Loomis & The Lust's song?