Uptown Funk not original, Bruno Mars accused of plagiarism

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Aug 13, 2015 19:02 IST
Serbian singer named Viktorija aka Snezana Miskovic has accused Uptown Funk duo Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars of stealing her song. (brunomars/Facebook)

Lifting tunes from relatively lesser-known artistes and passing them off as one's own isn't the preserve of Bollywood music composers alone, it seems. Uptown Funk's producer-collaborator combo of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars has been accused of plagiarism. They are said to have stolen their hit from a Serbian singer named Viktorija aka Snezana Miskovic, reported Ace Showbiz.

Miskovic claims that Uptown Funk sounds too similar to her 1984 song titled Ulice Mracne Nisu Za Devojke, which translates as Dark Streets Are Not for Girls. "Their song Uptown Funk contains 80 percent of my tracks. How much of it are you allowed to take as inspiration for your song?" she said.

Watch Viktorija's Dark Streets Are Not for Girls here:

Miskovic, however, has no plan to sue Ronson and Mars at the moment. Instead, she wants the musicians to simply give her the recognition she deserved.

Read: Watch Michelle Obama dancing to Uptown Funk at The Ellen DeGeneres Show

"I'm in no hurry to sue them, these processes take a long time, and my life and careers does not depend on lawsuits. For these lawsuits, there should be a lot of money, the lawyers are working on a percentage.

Watch Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk here:

"If I still decide to sue them and I win, I have to figure out what to do with that money."

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