Sam Smith giving Tom Petty songwriting credit sets a bad precedent for artists

January 27, 2015 8:05 PM

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Sam Smith giving Tom Petty songwriting credit sets a bad precedent for artists

Smith agreed to settle out of court with Petty (and co-writer Jeff Lynne), after acknowledging the similarity between his hit 'Stay With Me' and Petty's 'I Won't Back Down.'

"Sam Smith got caught pilfering Tom Petty's song "I Won't Back Down" for his own hit "Stay With Me."

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