Carly Rae Jepsen 'Good Time' Royalties on Hold Over Copyright Dispute

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Monday, 03 Feb 2014 02:28 PM

By Jonna Lorenz

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Carly Rae Jepsen and Adam Young of Owl City won’t see royalties for their song “Good Time” until a copyright infringement dispute is resolved.

More than $800,000 in royalties from “Good Time” has been placed in escrow until the dispute is resolved, according to TMZ.

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A lawsuit was brought in 2012 by singer Ally Burnett, who said the song copied her song "Ah, It's a Love Song." The suit was filed against Jepsen, Owl City, their label, the publishing company, and others.

Nonprofit organization BMI reached the agreement to put the royalties in escrow until the dispute is resolved in exchange for Burnett agreeing to drop the lawsuit, the TMZ article said.

Because of the defendants’ high level of access to "Ah, It's a Love Song," the lawsuit would require a reduced standard of proof, according to The Daily Mail.

Jepsen also has drawn fire for her hit song “Call Me Maybe,” which Ukrainian singer Aza said was inspired by her song “Hunky Santa.”

“Good Time” was released in June 2012 and reached No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

Jepsen is set to star in the Broadway musical “Cinderella” for 12 weeks starting Feb. 4, according to the New York Daily News.

Burnett has had songs on “Jersey Shore” “Friendzone,” “The Hills,” “The City,” and the theme song for “The Seven,” according to her website.

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