SHORT ANSWER: YES

Did Olivia Rodrigo steal from Paramore?

Adam Neely makes the best argument for plagiarism, then shows all the problems with it. Well, he explains that the chord progressions are the same. The melody is also the same and that’s why they added Paramore to the royalties list. Sure, the Green Day and the Taylor Swift songs use the same chords and a bit of melody, but no one (unless they are good at music theory) hear these songs as rip-offs. Because they aren’t.

Neely says Rodrigo is just wearing her influences “too brightly.” That makes sense and also why Paramore gets the credit.

 

 

 

August 30, 2021 | Music