Electronica duo Röyksopp must head back to court for a second time, to face a former colleague who claims Röyksopp’s two musicians neglected to share proper credit and compensation for a song.
A court in Bergen has agreed to hear an appeal by Rune Lindbæk, who lost when the dispute first came before the Bergen city court in February. Lindbæk’s complaint will now be scheduled for the higher level Gulating lagmannsrett, newspaper Dagbladet reported on Tuesday.
Lindbæk claims that the Röyksopp song “A Higher Place” on the “Melody A.M.” album was based on a song that he wrote with Röyksopp’s Torbjørn Brundtland many years ago. The court did not support his claim, and Lindbæk was also ordered to pay substantial court costs.
The verdict back in February said that Lindbæk had not been among the song’s producers and that he thus has no rights to the song.