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Tom Petty Grabs Songwriting Credit on 2014 Hit
One of 2014′s biggest hit singles just put some extra money in Tom Petty's pocket. As soon as Sam Smith‘s ‘Stay With Me’ came out last spring, people started noticing melodic similarities to Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down. Petty and Smith apparently agreed and the two have reached an agreement that changes the song’s writing credits accordingly. ‘I Won’t Back Down’ co-writer, Jeff Lynne also benefits from the change, which was reportedly worked out last fall, but is only...

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