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"stay With Me" / "won't Back Down".

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  1. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Solid Mean
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    Exactly. Everytime I hear this song, I hear Petty's "Won't back down". It drives me batty. Didn't realize Jeff Lynne was a composer on the song. It must have been during the whole Traveling Wilbury phase.


    Tom Petty awarded songwriting royalties for Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”

    Upon the release of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” in April 2014, a number of listeners were quick to note the distinct resemblance to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 1989 classic “I Won’t Back Down”. As it turns out, Petty’s lawyers also took notice, and the UK crooner has since agreed to pay songwriting royalties.​

    According to The Sun, Smith and Petty actually settled out of court back in October, but details only emerged just this weekend. The settlement reportedly included a 12.5% writing credit to both Petty and singer-composer Jeff Lynne (of ELO fame). The song’s credit on ASCAP — that’s the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers —now lists
    Smith, Petty, Lynne, and Jimmy Napes as the chief songwriters.

    http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/...riting-royalties-for-sam-smiths-stay-with-me/
     
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