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Tenspoke Indies Take Paramore to Court

Posted by: Matthew Tsai (06/19/11)
The lawsuit Tenspoke Indies filed in regards to their complaint that claims Paramore plagiarized their song "Starlighter" (by writing "The Only Exception") has been moved to a federal court in Nashville, TN.

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05:31 PM on 06/19/11
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Doesnt the fact that its been moved to a federal court mean that theres a pretty strong case for them being right?
05:32 PM on 06/19/11
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paramore is having one hell of a year
05:38 PM on 06/19/11
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I hope they drop it. I'm not a supporter of either band, but I don't think there are enough similarities.
05:45 PM on 06/19/11
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Paramore did that shit. Guilty.
05:45 PM on 06/19/11
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The only thing this tells me is that neither side is letting this go. Pretty interesting.
05:45 PM on 06/19/11
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05:46 PM on 06/19/11
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Story is gone now though, here's what it was courtesy of Google Cache:
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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

The Tennessean
05:47 PM on 06/19/11
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People are always trying to keep a good band down.
05:48 PM on 06/19/11
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Another band claiming some other band claiming they stole their song? Haven't seen that before, though the video comparing the two is interesting. Don't really care what happens though

05:48 PM on 06/19/11
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The E minor in it might change something, but I'd expect them to settle this out of court.

It's a pretty normal practice for labels to take lesser bands' songs, buy them and have a bigger band do them (actually Hayley's chorus in "Airplanes" was a full song by another band that the label purchased and changed). Wouldn't surprise me if they took this song and thought the band would forget about it.
05:49 PM on 06/19/11
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I hope they drop it. I'm not a supporter of either band, but I don't think there are enough similarities.


i'm not saying they did it but....
05:50 PM on 06/19/11
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Doesnt the fact that its been moved to a federal court mean that theres a pretty strong case for them being right?
No, not really. Federal court just indicates that it's a matter that isn't centralized to one state - Paramore obviously profited from the song in multiple states.

Link does not work for me though.
05:51 PM on 06/19/11
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Another band claiming some other band claiming they stole their song? Haven't seen that before, though the video comparing the two is interesting. Don't really care what happens though

That's pretty damning.
05:53 PM on 06/19/11
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If Tenspoke Indies wins this case I hope Coldplay sues them.
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