Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sam Smith's Stay With Me Was Plagiarized From Tom Petty?

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Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” has been proved to be a rip-off of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” released to great acclaim back in 1989. The British singer basically acknowledged this when he agreed an out of court settlement a few days ago to pay royalties to Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne for writing credit on Stay With Me. Tom Petty says of the agreement by both musicians to settle out of court;

"About the Sam Smith thing. Let me say I have never had any hard feelings toward Sam.  All my years of songwriting have shown me these things can happen.  Most times you catch it before it gets out the studio door but in this case it got by.  Sam’s people were very understanding of our predicament and we easily came to an agreement.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

K. Michelle Accused of Stealing Model’s Nude Poses For Album Artwork [Photos]

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K. Michelle’s new album, Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? has been out just a few days but it's making headlines already, if not in a very good way. The album reportedly comes with a booklet which features a controversial photoshoot with K. Michelle as the star.

The singer is photographed in various poses, completely nude, but not because of the nudity. In some poses like the one above, she has some flowers to add a pop of color to the black and white palette of the photos, and to protect her modesty, of course. Very artistic but maybe not so original. In fact, the singer may be facing copyright infringement if proved.