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An unknown songwriter claims LADY GAGA stole the melody of one of his songs for her Oscar-winning song "Shallow" from "A Star Is Born".

August 9, 2019

n unknown songwriter claims LADY GAGA stole the melody of one of his songs for her Oscar-winning song"Shallow" from "A Star Is Born".

The guy's name is Steve Ronsen and he claims Lady Gaga lifted a three-note progression from his song "Almost", which he did in 2013.  Ronsen is asking for "millions and millions" of dollars in a settlement.

Lady Gaga's people are calling this a "brazen shakedown," and say they'll "fight it vigorously and will prevail."

Ronsen claims HE came up with the three-note progression, but Gaga’s lawyers point out that it's common, and can be heard in musical pieces dating back centuries.  For example, it's also in the Kansas track "Dust In The Wind" from 1978.

Of course, it's very possible that Ronsen is only doing this for publicity, and has no intention of actually filing a lawsuit. 

The "New York Post" says Ronsen's song had less than 300 streams on SoundCloud when they published the story.  Now it has well over 6,000.