Paramore credits added to Olivia Rodrigo hit song in copyright dispute

The music industry is buzzing at the moment with new music being released left right and centre after the effects of the Coronavirus.

One thing that didn’t stop however throughout the last year and a half was copyright disputes within the music industry.

The latest star in the spotlight is Olivia Rodrigo.

On its release in May, a number of people noticed the similarities between the hit song by Rodrigo ‘Good 4 U’ and the Paramore hit Misery Business.

The similarities were further highlighted by Paramore’s publishers, Warner Chappell Music, who commented on the announcement that Good 4 U reached number 1 in the US with a congratulatory message to Singer Hayley Williams and ex-guitarist Josh Farro who wrote Misery Business.

It seems this didn’t come unnoticed as the song now lists Williams and Farro as having a credit on the song, which didn’t appear on release.

Granting a retrospective credit is a tool commonly used in the music industry to resolve matters where a potential copyright claim may emerge due to similarities in songs but is avoided where the matter is resolved behind closed doors.

If you have any questions in respect of protecting your music, please get in touch with the team today.

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