You Gotta Fight, For Your Right, To Keep Your Music Out of Ads
From the BBC:
Late Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch has used his will to stop people from using his music or image in advertising.
Surprised by this move? If you’re a real Beasties fan you shouldn’t be. I’d like to point you to some lyrics from ‘Putting Shame In Your Game’ off of 1998’s album, Hello Nasty:
Don’t grease my palm with your filthy cash
Multinationals spreading like a rash
I might stick around or I might be a fad
But I won’t sell my songs for no TV ad
One of reasons the Beasties have been one of my favorite bands since I was a kid. Well played, Adam. Rest in peace.