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Paramore lawsuit moved to Nashville District Court|
A Nashville court will handle a federal lawsuit that accuses Nashville-based band Paramore of stealing portions of another band’s song and including it on “The Only Exception,” Paramore’s biggest hit to date.
Tampa-based Tenspoke Indies claims that it marketed copies of its 2005 song “Starlighter” to Paramore’s agent, Steve Robertson of Atlantic Records, and niche label Fueled by Ramen, home to Paramore. Tenspoke Indies’ members claim they were never contacted about their song, but that it was shared with the members of Paramore.
“The Only Exception” was included on Paramore’s hit 2009 album Brand New Eyes. It is the band’s highest-charting song to date. Tenspoke Indies claims the song is substantially similar to their own, “including similarities in the introductions, arrangements, the chord progression, the key, the melody, the lyrical theme, the rhythm and the tempo of both songs.”
Paramore denies the allegations, arguing that the song was written by lead singer Haley Williams and former band member Josh Farro. The case, originally filed last year in a federal court in Pennsylvania, was transferred to the U.S. District Court in Nashville this week.
— Brandon Gee