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Lady Gaga accused of stealing Oscar-winning tune Shallow from songwriter

11 August 2019

Unheard of artist Steve Ronsen has claimed the melody to "Shallow" was stolen from his own 2012 work titled "Almost", since they both implement notes G, A, B in progression.

Songwriter Steve Ronsen claims Gaga ripped off his 2012 song "Almost".

Ronsen and his attorney Mark D. Shirian are looking for "millions and millions" of dollars from the settlement and cautioning they'll go public with their findings.

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According to the Mirror, Gaga has hired NY attorney Orin Snyder to fight the claim.

Gaga's lawyer, Orin Snyder, told the outlet that 'Ronsen and his lawyer are trying to make easy money off the back of a successful artist'.

"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 opportunistic claims such as this".

The singer's legal team said that three-note melody is common and has been heard in multiple recordings dating back generations, including the 1978 Kansas song Dust In The Wind.

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"Shallow" was written by Gaga along with Mark Ronson, Dirty Pretty Things member Anthony Rossomando and Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt.

"It was brought to my attention by many people that the "Shallow" song sounds like mine", Ronsen said in a statement to ET. 'That's really what the song is. It was determined that her hit single "Dark Horse" from 2013 copied a Christian rap song "Joyful Noise" by Marcus Gray. But we didn't know that when we started'. She's completely depressed. She doesn't think she has what it takes.

Over on her Facebook account, the 33-year-old star, who might be in some hot water over her smash, "Shallow", dedicated a note to the Dayton, El Paso and Gilroy communities on Friday morning (August 9).

Lady Gaga has penned a letter to the victims of the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and Gilroy, California.

Shallow has been streamed around 200 million times in the U.S. and became the longest-running number-one song in the United States by a female lead.

Lady Gaga accused of stealing Oscar-winning tune Shallow from songwriter