Lindsey Buckingham gave retroactive credit to two songwriters whose track he accidentally plagiarized after he forgot it was not his demo.
The former Fleetwood Mac Guitarist / Singer, who released his seventh solo album in September, paid Blinker The Star Jordon Zadorozny and Medicine Brad Laner a flat monetary sum. He also provided them with co-writing credits and was part of the release for his song ‘Swan Song’, which was found to have plagiarized the pair ‘Mind’s Eye’.
Zadorozny has noticed that Buckingham’s song, which appears on his new self-titled album, sounds remarkably similar to the collaborative track he wrote more than 20 years ago with Laner. [via Spin].
It even had similar texts. On ‘Mind’s Eye’ the Chorus goes: “It’s not right to wait for me / Do you have to endure me for so long now? / Is it right for me to wait? / In the shadow of our minds.“
‘Swan Song’, meanwhile, goes: “But is it right for me to wait? / Is it right for me to wait that long? / Yes, is it right for me to wait / In the shadow of our swan song.“
Per Spin, It turns out that Zadorozny met Buckingham in 2000 when he signed to DreamWorks. The label’s president, Lenny Waronker, asked him who he wanted to produce his next record and Zadorozny chose Buckingham.
“There’s something about me thinking about going to bed at night as a high school kid,” he told the publication. “It was pure fantasy. ‘Of all my heroes, with whom could I work?’ And then there was it: ‘Wow, that actually happened’.
Buckingham agreed to produce two songs for Zadorozny. The couple then went into the studio to record with Medicine’s Laner on bass. After the recording sessions, Laner gave Buckingham a CD of songs he had written with Zadorozny, in case Buckingham ever wanted to cover one of them.
Quickly two decades ago, Zadorozny heard Buckingham’s “Swan Song”, and realized that his demo was recorded with Laner by the veteran musician.
“He has years of integrity and no reason to steal songs from anyone, especially us,” Zadorozny said. “He took our song, made himself a demo of it, put it away for a rainy day and as it turns out, 16 or 17 years later he found this demo and thought, ‘This is a cool thing I did again.’ have got. 2000. “
Buckingham’s management said the abuse was sent in a statement Spin.
“After the recent release of Lindsey’s self-titled album, it was brought to his attention that significant elements of the song ‘Swan Song’ came from a song that was shared with him more than 20 years ago while he was in a Los Angeles studio, producing a some music for Brad Laner and Jordon Zadorozny.
“When this unintentional and inconspicuous use was made of Lindsey, he quickly realized his mistake and a friendly resolution was made by all parties.”