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Today’s Music News: Sam Smith says Tom Petty similarities were a ‘complete coincidence’ Local Blog

As we reported earlier, Sam Smith and the co-writers of Smith’s hit “Stay With Me” have agreed to share songwriting royalties with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne due to strong similarities between “Stay With Me” and Petty’s 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down.” Smith’s rep has elaborated on the settlement, telling Rolling Stone that the similarities between the […]

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