Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen prevail in song authorship challenge

July 2014

Music publishing


Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City have won a copyright challenge against their hit duet Good Time.

The 28-year-old Canadian singer and Owl City’s Adam Young, 27, were sued for copyright infringement in October 2012 by Allyson ‘Ally’ Burnett who claimed their song borrowed from her 2010 release Ah, It’s A Love Song. BMI placed $804,156 in escrow in January otherwise due to Jepsen ( until the case was resolved). An attorney for Burnett told TMZ that she decided to withdraw her lawsuit afer an ‘extensive investigation’ confirmed Good Time was an original work an attorneys for Owl City have already filed a proposal in federal court on Monday that would award Young $525,901.77 in disputed royalties for the song. The deal must be approved by the court, but its completion was considered a formality.



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