Carly Rae Jepsen and Adam Young (Owl City) are being sued for copyright infringement of their song “Good Time”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Mega-selling singers Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City’s Adam Young as well as several publishing companies and performing rights groups are being sued in a new copyright infringement lawsuit filed in California federal court.
The claims come from Allyson Nichole Burnett, an Alabama-based singer and songwriter who authored the 2010 song, “Ah, It’s a Love Song.”
In Burnett’s lawsuit, she says that Young, Matt Thiessen and Brian Lee have copied a prominent motif of her song to create the pop hit “Good Time,” released by Owl City and Jepsen in June.
According to the complaint, the hook in Burnett’s song is a “unique vocal motif” that is repeated throughout the song and “has a catchy pop vibe that both draws people in and sticks in people’s heads.”
The lawsuit is filled with details about musicology and more. It’s a very detailed complaint, and I have to wonder if there is a jury out there who would understand the jargon. I’ve listened to both songs and hear similarities, but there are lots of songs out there that sound alike–there’s nothing new under the sun.
What do you think, does “Good Time” sound like a rip-off of “Ah, It’s a Love”?
Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City – Good Time
Ah It’s a Love