LOS ANGELES — An individual has filed suit against multiple musicians and others in the music industry for what he alleges is copyright infringement regarding music he composed. 

Alexander John Greggs, an individual professionally known as “Alex Greggs” and “Alex G” filed a complaint on Aug. 23 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, against the defendants, alleging that they infringed plaintiff's copyrights by using his works without his authority. The defendants are  Ariana Grande-Butera, an individual, professionally known as “Ariana Grande,” Pierre David Guetta, an individual, professionally known as “David Guetta,” Savan Harish Kotecha, an individual, professionally known as “Savan Kotecha,” Giorgio Hesdey Tuinfort, an individual, professionally known as “Giorgio Tuinfort,” Rami Yacoub, an individual, professionally known as “Rami,” Carl Anthony Falk, an individual, professionally known as “Carl Falk,” Ilya Salmanzadeh, an individual, professionally known as “Ilya,” Kendji Maille, an individual, professionally known as “Kendji Jirac”, individually and in association with Ariana Grande-Butera, Federico Leonardo Lucia, an individual, professionally known as “Fedez,” individually and in association with Ariana Grande-Butera, What A Publishing, Ltd., a United Kingdom private limited company, Shapiro, Bernstein & Co, Inc., a New York corporation, Universal Music Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation also variously known as “Universal Music Group,” “UMG” and “UMG Recordings, Inc.,” Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, Inc., UMG Recordings, Inc., a Delaware corporation, Universal Music Distribution, a unit of Universal Music Group, Inc., Universal Music Distribution Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation, Apple, Inc., a California corporation, sometimes doing business as “Apple ITunes,” and Does 1 through 10.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages from having his copyrighted work infringed. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly infringed the plaintiff's copyrighted composition "Takes All Night."

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary damages, actual damages, recovery of ill-gotten profits, an injunction against the defendant from further infringing upon the plaintiff's works, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Alan G. Dowling of Alan G. Dowling P.C. in Santa Monica.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:16-cv-06320

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