Lady Gaga ‘Ready to Fight’ Possible Multi-Million Dollar Copyright Infringement Lawsuit For ‘Shallow’

Published: Saturday 10th Aug 2019 by Rashad

Lady Gaga‘s chart-topping ‘Shallow’ may currently hold the record as the most awarded song in music history (click here to read), but if a relatively unknown singer-songwriter has his way the courts will be awarding him millions of dollars in damages for copyright infringement.

The ‘Star is Born’ soundtrack song is the center of a pending lawsuit from singer Steve Ronsen who claims Gaga and team ripped off his 2012 Soundcloud opus.  While not specifically disclosing the amount he is seeking in damages for the alleged infraction, his legal representative, Mark D. Shirian, confirms it will be in the ‘millions’ if this case goes to court.

Determined not to go down without a fight, Gaga’s secured the services of high powered attorney Orin Snyder to help her give a judge (or mediator) a million reasons why ‘Shallow’ is an original. Details inside:

Despite Gaga’s aggressive promo of the song in 2018 and 2019 (see: televised performances, awards sweeps, etc.), Ronsen claims he hadn’t seen the ‘Star Is Born’ movie and wasn’t all that familiar with the song:

“It was brought to my attention by many people that the ‘Shallow’ song sounds like mine. I did not seek this out, I haven’t even seen the movie (I heard it’s pretty good),” Ronsen said in a statement to ET. “I admire Lady Gaga and I just want to get to the bottom of this. There are other writers that wrote the ‘Shallow’ song, including Mark Ronson. I have secured a musicologist who also agrees that the songs are similar. I am simply going about this how anyone else would investigate any possible infringement.”

Ronsen’s legal rep [Shirian] added:


Snyder clapped back on Gaga’s behalf and went to press to say:

“Mr. Ronsen and his lawyer are trying to make easy money off the back of a successful artist,” Synder said. “It is shameful and wrong,” he added. “I applaud Lady Gaga for having the courage and integrity to stand up on behalf of successful artists who find themselves on the receiving end of such [claims]. Should Mr. Shirian proceed with this case, Lady Gaga will fight it vigorously and will prevail.”

Gaga’s rep also confirmed – contrary to Shirian’s statement – he contacted ‘multiple musicologists’ himself to examine the two tracks.  Those experts, according to him, found no ‘actionable’ similarities.  He went on to say:

“Even Shirian’s own musicologist acknowledged the generic three note progression is present in many other songs predating his client’s song,” he said.

Listen to Ronsen’s song below and judge for yourself.

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  1. Kalorie August 10, 2019

    Maybe why nobody wants to release music? Everyone will sue for 3 seconds of similarities. I cont with these people. Wanting to find success in through lawsuits even when their piece was inspired and not original. -_- 98% of everything has been done already in one way or another.

  2. R@$put!@ L@tt!m0re August 10, 2019

    Pay up ugly white b|tch

    • Black Jasmine, The REAL Princess Jasmine Okurrr. August 11, 2019

      TROLLmine you can’t call anyone ugly when you hide behind fake pictures of a model and try to pass them off as you. You’re just an vile Arab t*****.

      • Shayla Queen August 11, 2019

        Girl was I even talking to you though?

    • Shayla Queen August 11, 2019

      Racist fat rentboy

      • I’m Black Jasmine, The REAL Jasmine Okurrr. August 11, 2019

        Shut it the only queen you are is a DRAG queen.

  3. Repo August 10, 2019

    His song sound like s***, b**** I’m sure ain’t nobody even heard of that b******* ass boring ass song broke ass bum just trying to make some money smfh epic fail

  4. S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. August 10, 2019

    Sorry not sorry Mr. Ronsen but this sounds like the Goo Goo Dolls song from the 90’s. Other than that maybe the first 40 seconds there is a kernel that can be the root that is similar to GaGa’s song but buddy your song sounds much too much like a 90’s rock band.
    #Try Again

  5. Clarkson August 10, 2019

    Nah gaga doesn’t look like the type to be snooping around soundcloud looking for people’s work to copy, that’s something beyonce does.
    Gaga songs come from her soul. U can feel the pain, sadness depression, love, hope etc when listening to that a star is born soundtrack

    • Irving August 11, 2019

      Yeah, that’s that thief, Beyonce.

    • Lucille ball August 12, 2019

      What about the thousands she paid for ghostwriters Hmmm

  6. Johny5 August 11, 2019

    I must admit the underlying music is quite similar. Objectively I don’t think it’s a copy and I don’t think he will prevail.

  7. Lucille ball August 12, 2019

    I honestly think Mark Ronson heard this guy Steve Ronson’s song and I think he used it. It sounds too close to me and the fact that both their last names are Ronson I could see how easily market I found him on social media

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