Sam Smith to pay royalties to WHO?
(Photo: Sam Smith/Instagram) Apparently the song Stay With Me has a few similarities to another song, although I cannot hear it for the life of me. The chords, progression and pitch were some of the points made in court by Tom Petty's lawyers. That's right apparently the slow ballad Stay With Me is close to Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down. Sam Smith has agreed to pay royalties...and that will be a lot of cash since the song has done so well. Apparently it was fans who first noticed the similarities...