Apple Sued Over Sample From Jamie xx Song Used in iPhone Ad

Apple is being sued over a sample from a Jamie xx song used in an iPhone campaign. Getty

Jerome Lawson, lead singer of R&B a cappella group the Persuasions, is suing Apple over its use of his sampled voice from Jamie xx’s 2015 single, “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times),” featured in an iPhone 6 TV advertisement. In the suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Lawson contends the sample violates his right to publicity under California law, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The sample drama first arose in different form. In 2015, Persuasions singer Jimmy Hayes…