Singer songwriter Gia Koka alleges theft of her work by German DJ duo VIZE
International singer-songwriter Gia Koka, known for her work with acts like Afrojack, Imanbek, Sam Feldt and Sigma, recently shared a post on her Instagram where she claims DJ duo VIZE ripped her original work and used it for another song that features a different vocalist, without any credit or compensation for her.
According to reports Gia Koka and VIZE began working together in July on the project. A deal was draft via email with all parties consenting to move forward on either a collaboration or another singer to feature on the vocals of the project. However, Gia recently discovered that an “almost identical track” title ‘Devils Cup’ was uploaded on VIZE’s official Spotify page on September 11th that features another artist. Gia alleges that VIZE “simply changed some minor details and decided that it was sufficient without permission to release the track on his own accord without sorting the relevant paperwork”. Gia posted to Instagram her take on the situation showing the similarities of the disputed project:
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Swipe to the right for a little lesson on the music industry. Let me be very clear: this is not about bashing people online. This is not about money. Its not about credit. Its not even about me. Its about what happens when people stay silent on injustice. Bad people take advantage of that and the problem never get solved. We all have the right to speak up on injustice and stand up for ourselves. If we dont , assholes will know they will get away with it, and it will keep happening. I encourage everyone to speak up, dont be afraid of losing your place, your position, your job, your anything. Integrity is everything❤️ thank u for everyone’s support on this.
At the time this article was published no comment from either VIZE or their management has been made about the allegations. However, VIZE did share a post stating that due to ‘technical difficulties’ the music video for the single will be delayed.
Gia is preparing to take her case forward via all the relevant legal routes using the renowned lawyer, Oktay Duzgun known for his involvement in the Martin Garrix case against Spinnin Records.