Post Malone Must Stand Trial In ‘Circles’ Copyright Lawsuit

A federal judge ruled Monday (April 18th) that Post Malone must stand trial in a copyright lawsuit that claims he failed to credit producer and songwriter Tyler Armes on the 2019 hit “Circles.”

Billboard reports that Armes, a Canadian producer and songwriter, says he co-wrote chords and a bass line that would ultimately become part of “Circles.”

U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright wrote in his decision that it was clear that Armes was not involved in the final cut of the song. But that early version formed the basis for that final cut, and a verdict that Armes owns part of the session track would still entitle him to substantial royalties from “Circles.”