Moroccan artist Najat Aatabou has reportedly won her a long-standing intellectual property legal battle with British duo, The Chemical Brothers.
The dispute, dating back to 2005, stemmed from the duo’s use of a melody from Aatabou’s popular Moroccan song, “Hadi Kedba Bayna.”
According to the head of the Majency production company, his firm acted as an intermediary between Najat Aatabou and the British group, reaching a peaceful resolution to the matter several years ago without resorting to legal action, as widely speculated.
This resolution granted Aatabou the literary rights she deserved, and she has been receiving her share of the song’s revenues since 2020, as the rightful copyright holder.
Consequently, Aatabou’s name has been included on all music platforms in the final version of the famous British song, titled Galvanize.
The Chemical Brothers’ track topped the UK charts for weeks and won the Best Dance Recording award at the 2006 Grammy Awards. It has garnered over 99 million views on YouTube to date.