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Sam Smith's Stay With Me Is A Bit Too Similar To Another Song! Find Out Which Classic Rock Icon Gets Royalties For It Now HERE!

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Sam Smith has been lauded for his emotive voice and songwriting skills the world over ever since he unleashed his tearjerking hit Stay With Me.

But did he rip off Tom Petty??

[ Video: EXCLUSIVE! Nicole Scherzinger Covers Sam Smith's I'm Not The Only One Acoustic Style! ]

Apparently some people thought the chorus was a bit too close to the classic rock star's I Won't Back Down — and those some people included Tom himself!

Well it looks like Sam has quietly agreed to share songwriting credit, though according to him, the whole thing was a coincidence!

Sam's rep confirmed in an official statement:

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How Much Do Top Artists Like Taylor Swift ACTUALLY Make On Spotify? Check The Numbers HERE!

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Taylor Swift has some inneresting ideas about marketing to say the least…

She dropped a new album, and then pulled all her music off Spotify.

That's kinda the exact opposite of what you might expect a normal person to do! You know, because Spotify claims they've paid over $2 billion in royalties!

Regardless, Taylor still doesn't believe the streaming music service fairly compensates artists.

[ Related: Taylor Swift's Label Slams Spotify's Numbers! ]

But how much money would a top-earning single actually make? At Spotify's stated payout of $0.006 to $0.0084 per stream, the top artists from October (when Swift pulled her music) made a TON of money!

It breaks down like this:

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Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City's Good Time Is Ruled A Rip-Off In Court! Get The Copycat Deets HERE!

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Well this is the total opposite of an AH-Mazing evening!

Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City's hit track Good Time was sued for for copyright infringement back in 2012…

And it looks like they just lost their case!

BMI (the company who collects royalties from the song) is now being order to pay over $800k to the lesser known vocalist Ally Burnett, who the song apparently rips off!

If you listen closely, Ally's ear candy, Ah, It's a Love Song, does sound trés similar - but your humble opinion is ALWAYS appreciated.

Do you think the ruling was fair?!

UPDATE: There has so far been NO ruling in this case by the court. The plaintiff actually dismissed her claims against BMI and agreed that royalties deposited by BMI can be released to the lawyers for other defendants in the case. That part of the claim has nothing to do with Carly Rae or Owl City.

Ch-ch-check out both videos…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Ashton Kutcher Reigns Supreme As TV's Cha-Ching King!

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So not only does he have Mila Kunis, but he also has mega, mega, MEGA money?!

DAYUM!

Ashton Kutcher has done it again and landed in the #1 spot on Forbes' list of the Highest Paid Actors on TV. But that's not all because he's so damn good he also landed in the #1 spot last year!

The Two and a Half Men lead managed to snag the spot for a second year in a row by making $24 million between June 2012 and June 2013. Not a bad year of work!

But he wasn't the only one on the show burning hundred dollar billz because Jon Cryer came in at #2 with $21 million! Ray Romano - and his Everybody Loves Raymond royalties - came in third while Neil Patrick Harris and Mark Harmon tied for fourth.

Think Charlie Sheen is regretting any of his life decisions yet??

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Frank Ocean Lost In The Midst Of A Lawsuit! Producer Claims He Copied His Song!

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Say it ain’t so!

After flying high at the Grammys and spending some quality time with his mom at Paris Fashion Week, Frank Ocean came home to some terrible news. He’s being sued!

We all love the hit Lost, but apparently songwriter Micah Otano is claiming that it was ripped off from his song Daylight! Now he’s hoping to claim royalties and get credit for helping produce the single.

Hopefully this isn’t true, but it certainly doesn’t help that Micah has worked directly with channel ORANGE producer Malaya, who he claims stole the song from him.

It’s sad to see this happen just when things were going so well for Frank, but we hope he can get this lawsuit sorted out soon so he can get back to working on his new album!

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All Drake Wants For Christmas Is YOLO Royalty Check$!

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Looks like Drizzy don't got the money after all!

Drake was apparently none too pleased to find YOLO merch filling the racks at Macy’s and Walgreens this holiday season.

Why? Because he's not getting paid for it!

Drizzy posted pics of the swag to his Instagram on Christmas, telling both retailers they either gotta "chill or cut the cheque".

Well, he did make the phrase popular, but if he wanted the cash he should have trademarked it!

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Lil' Wayne Slapped With TWO Lawsuits In One Week!

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It seems like every other day, Lil' Wayne is battling a lawsuit of some kind!

And today, it appears that the rapper is up against TWO!

That's right, two separate producers, Andrews "Drew" Correa and Marcos "Infamous" Rodriguez, have filed federal suits this week against his label, Young Money Entertainment, over claims that they were stiffed out of some serious royalties!

According to

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