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Israel: White Stripes Lead Singer Now Receiving Royalties from Netta’s “Toy”

The lead singer of White Stripes is now receiving royalties for “Toy”, the winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Cultural and Entertainment Correspondent for KAN, Nov Reuveny has revealed that Jack White the lead singer of White Stripes is receiving royalties for “Toy”. The reveal that royalties are now being paid to the singer come after Universal Music Studios, one of the world’s biggest music companies, sent a pre-suit notice letter following the Eurovision Song Contest to songwriters Doron Medalie and Stav Beger.

The suit last year alleged that Doron Medalie and Stav Beger had copied from White Stripes 2003 song “Seven Nation Army.” The agreement means that royalties from the song that has been streamed over 30,000,000 times will now be shared with Jack White.

According to a report from the Times of Israel last summer, the agreement with Universal Music to allow Jack White to share in the royalties, has also enabled the song to be distributed in more countries. Doron Medalie and Stav Beger reportedly handed over rights to the song in a number of territories to Universal Music, enabling the song and songwriters to receive wider exposure.

Netta who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is currently in the United Kingdom. The singer will be appearing on the BBC this week as she promotes her follow up single “Bassa Sababa”.

Source: Nov Reuveny / Times of Israel

1 thought on “Israel: White Stripes Lead Singer Now Receiving Royalties from Netta’s “Toy””

  1. Interesting article. But I honestly don’t hear the similarities between Toy and Seven Nation Army. I’m curious as to how many people agree… or not. I do, however, think Toy sounds a bit like BlackPink’s Ddu-Du Ddu-du – which was released just weeks after Netta’s Eurovision win. Coincidence? Apparently so, as there seems to be no litigation there!

    As an aside, I think it’s interesting that Seven Nation Army is the song that’s drawing the attention. I don’t really know what it’s about but Eurovision did indeed start as a “seven nation army” back in 1956 (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland).

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