It has come to light that a London-based artist Dom Sebastian has accused Katy Perry and SF9 of stealing his artwork from his 2012 Holographic Melt Series for their respective album covers.
A few days ago, the artist uploaded a side-by-side photo of his own work and Katy Perry's "Chained To The Rhythm" single cover for a comparison. Since then, Dom Sebastian took to his Instagram page to upload another post featuring his own work once again with a photo of SF9's 2nd mini album 'Breaking Sensation' which was released last year, next to it for a close comparison. Dom Sebastian wrote, "another one - Kpop band @SF9official /their record label have also stolen and used as their album artwork . This album has over 4 million streams on @spotify alone. Again, no contact from them or their record label."
What do you think?
@katyperry /her team has stolen my artwork (this piece is from 2012) and used it on her single cover - I was never contacted by her or anyone from her team or label @capitolrecords . What's more is that Katy has been selling my artwork as her own, as merchandise on her store , and through other outlets , as a $35 print. I'm shocked that @katyperry and @capitolrecords think it is acceptable to lift my work directly from my website and use it as they please without paying me or even contacting me. #exposed