Carrie Underwood sued for NFL song “Game On”

In a suit filed in Manhattan federal court against Underwood, NBC and the NFL, Heidi Merrill, a country singer who found some success a few years ago with a song for the Nebraska Cornhuskers college football team, alleges that she and her team penned her version of “Game On” in 2016 and that it was featured in March 2017 during a broadcast of CBS’ “Inside College Basketball.”

Sam Israel, an attorney representing the plaintiffs, said that in August 2017 the plaintiffs passed the song along to Underwood’s producer to pitch to Underwood.

Israel said that an assistant for Underwood’s producer told the plaintiffs that “we’re going to have to pass” on Merrill’s song.  Read more at NY Post

I had a few listens. It seems maybe the line “Game On” is somewhat similar. But I guess that if Merrill’s team pitched this to Underwood then it’s a bit suspect. Listen for yourself:

Chorus:

Full Songs:

Heidi Merrill – “Game On” (2017)

Carrie Underwood – “Game On” (2018)

 

See also:

NFL on Fox Theme vs. Sleigh Ride

Kelly Clarkson vs. Spoon

Other songs that made it to court

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lovelytheband vs. MGMT vs. Katy Perry

Submitted by Hunter

Check out the keyboard riff in “Broken”. Pretty similar to “Kids” right?

Also funny that one band is stylized in lower case and the other in CAPS.

lovelytheband - "Broken" (2017)
MGMT - "Kids" (2007)

I also started to hear a similarity with Katy Perry in the chorus. Have a listen!

Katy Perry - "Hot N Cold" (2008)
lovelytheband - "Broken (Chorus)" (2017)

See Also:

MGMT vs. courtship.

Katy Perry vs. The Beach Boys

Katy Perry vs. Erasure

Katy Perry vs. t.A.T.u.

Flame vs. Katy Perry (Flame sues Katy Perry)

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Logan Paul Sued for “No Handlebars”

Billboard.com reports that, “Colorado rap-rock group Flobots is suing YouTube star Logan Paul for copyright infringement over his 2017 single “No Handlebars,” documents filed in U.S. District Court in California show.”

“In the suit, Flobots claim Paul’s “No Handlebars” “copies prominent, qualitatively and quantitively important, original parts” of their 2008 single “Handlebars,” thereby infringing their copyright. They are seeking actual damages in addition to profits “that are attributable to the copyrighted material,” an accounting of “all profits, income, receipts, or other benefits” derived by Paul and Maverick Media from “No Handlebars,” an injunction barring them from further infringing their copyright and the establishment of a “running royalty on all future exploitations” of the song.”

Have a listen!

Logan Paul - "No Handlebars" (2017)
Flobots - "Handlebars" (2008)
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