Sam Smith Ordered to Pay Tom Petty Royalties Over ‘Stay With Me’ [AUDIO/POLL]
This story has flown under the radar for three months. Back in October Sam Smith was ordered to pay royalties from his debut hit single 'Stay With Me' to rocker Tom Petty because it shared chord progression with a Petty tune. Listen to 'Stay With Me' and 'I Won't Back Down' and be the judge. Do you think they sound similar?
I hear a bit of a similarity between the two, only if you seriously slow down 'I Won't Back Down'. It's no so apparent that I would have picked up on it had this lawsuit come to light. I mean, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne are gazillionaires from their own music catalog's, and music legends. They couldn't let this new kid on the block have his moment in the sun?