Settlement agreed over copyright spat between James Arthur and the Script

The two hit listers were embroiled in a legal dispute over the similarity of their songs but have reached a common ground.

A common occurrence in the music world is sound a like songs and the issues that these cause.

The latest case was filed against the X Factor star James Arthur who received a claim from the band The Script with a value of £14 million.

The claim averred that Arthur’s hit ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ was too similar to the band’s song ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’.

The original song was a hit in 2008 whereas Arthur’s hit was released in 2016.

While the details of how the claim progressed and on what terms the settlement was reach haven’t been published, it has been noted that the Script’s singer Daniel O’Donoghue and guitarist Mark Sheehan have now been listed as songwriters on the 2016 track.

With the differences between songs being so little these days, there are certainly going to be more cases coming through.

Keep your eye on Lawdit’s reading room for any new cases.

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