Yellowcard, the pop punk band, claim that the single ‘Lucid Dreams’ by Juice WRLD infringes on their song ‘Holly Wood Die’. Yellowcard, a band that broke up in 2017, accused Juice WRLD of copying melodic elements of their song without permission. They are seeking $15 Million, royalties and co-ownership of the song from Juice WRLD.
Apart from Juice WRLD, the band has also managed to sue ‘Lucid Dreams’ co-writer Taz Taylor, producer Nicholas Mira, publisher BMG Rights Management, record label Grade A Productions, Interscope Records and more. Moreover, plaintiffs claim that in addition to recording revenue, they are owed damages from Juice WRLD’s concert tours and other public appearances given that the “overwhelming success” of “Lucid Dreams” that launched the rapper’s career and provided him “substantial opportunities to tour and perform around the world”
The lawsuit also highlights an interview where Juice WRLD discussed his appreciation of Fall Out Boy’s 2005 album ‘From Under the Cork Tree’ – an album that was produced by Holly Wood Died’ producer Neal Avron. ‘Lucid Dreams’ peaked at No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has racked up over 381 million views on YouTube, over 939 million streams on Spotify and been certifies 5x multi-platinum by the RIAA.