Bosses at British film music publishing company Cutting Edge Music Limited sued the Can't Feel My Face star in December (15), claiming the singer and his producers knowingly used a sample of a track from their film The MAChine.

In the legal papers, the plaintiff's lawyer claimed producer Emmanuel 'Mano' Nickerson informed the film's composer Tom Raybould last year (15) of his plans to sample his score for the R&B song The Hills.

They were seeking $150,000 (£105,670) for each infringement and an injunction barring the singer from performing or continuing to release the track.

The Weeknd never responded to the allegations, but earlier this month (Mar16) the lawsuit was dismissed after the parties reached an undisclosed settlement, according to TheJasmineBrand.com.