Bieber Did NOT Steal Songs.

15 Jul

Lately we’ve been seeing a lot of rumors go around about how Justin had supposedly “stolen” multiple songs on his albums. Weary Bieber fans should rest assured though, he did not steal any songs. When we see rumors like this go around it completely confirms the notion that some fans are overly obsessive and don’t use the logic that they posses.

If you’re one of the people accusing Justin of stealing songs, or even one of the people believing he did, you clearly have no idea how the music industry works. Songs may be shopped around to multiple artists before one artist decides to claim it and use it for a single or on an album. Look at this scenario: Travis Garland recorded the Demo “Sexy Together”, but he either recorded it to illustrate how the vocals should sound or because he was considering using the track. Either way it didn’t end up being used by him. Listen to “Sexy Together” here: youtube= and you’ll realize that it’s the same track as “Never Say Never” by Justin Bieber: youtube=

Same song, different lyrics. That’s because after Travis recorded the demo, Justin’s people picked it up for him to record as a potential track for Justin’s album. The lyrics were reworked, which is how Justin gets co-writing credits. So to everyone saying he writes “one word”, you’re horribly mistaken. In songs like “Down To Earth”, which many of you guys are saying is one of the “stolen” ones, he co-writes it; the whole second verse in “Down To Earth” was written by Justin himself. Back to the case of “Never Say Never”, after the track didn’t end up as a final track on Justin’s album, his people worked to see how else they can use the track in order to still put the song to use, and they ended up using it as one of the songs in “The Karate Kid”.

Justin does not steal songs; if you should know one thing about Scooter Braun it’s that he knows what he’s doing. Justin doesn’t steal songs, songs can get shopped around to different artists for MONTHS before an artist will pick it up, that’s why you can find already recorded versions on YouTube. A band like The Script will write a song, realize it isn’t a good fit for them/their album, so in order to still capitalize off of the track they’ll shop it around, and artists like Kris Allen will pick it up and use it for themselves. It’s just how the recording industry and the music business works. So if you have no idea what you’re talking about, don’t spread rumors and freak out easily impressionable fans. And if you don’t believe what we’re saying, look up Drake’s new song “Fancy” on his album Thank Me Later;  it was originally supposed to be used by Mary J. Blige.



11 Responses to “Bieber Did NOT Steal Songs.”

  1. Listen July 15, 2010 at 7:38 pm #

    • ... July 17, 2010 at 5:35 am #

      ok your point? the chorus is somewhat the same? have you ever heard don’t phunk with my heart by the black eyed peas? thats a remake of a song from like the ’80s with somewhat of a same chorus but the verses are different. artist do it all the time.

  2. Mel July 15, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

    Finally someone smart enough explains this to people.
    (In my opinion The Script’s version of Live Like You’re dying is way better.) :]

  3. someone July 15, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

    thank you for writing this!

  4. . July 16, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    a perfect example of a song is ‘bleeding love’.
    jesse mccartney sang it first, and then leona lewis.

    • - July 16, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

      noooo. jesse mccartney wrote it for her. after leona came out with bleeding love, he decided to do a cover of it. i read it in an interview somewhere.

  5. ryan butler July 16, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    can you please write an article explaining the Golden Ticket situation to us? thanks 🙂

    • Fiona July 22, 2010 at 6:50 am #

      yeah, I was wondering what happened to that? Anyone know who won?

  6. guest July 18, 2010 at 6:19 am #

    Lady Gaga wrote Telephone for Britney Spears’ Circus. However it didn’t work on the album. So Gaga recorded it. Another example 🙂

  7. Jordannnnn July 19, 2010 at 6:03 am #

    Same with “Disgusting.” Ke$ha wrote it and made a demo of it, but it ended up Miranda Cosgroves’s newest album.
    And btx, Ke$ha does it waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better.

  8. dan October 15, 2010 at 5:39 am #

    how about him stealing his “freestyle” from t-lanez??

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