Late Beastie Boy member Adam 'MCA' Yauch has forbid the use of his music and 'artistic property' in advertising. However, there are questions about the validity of such a provision. Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney got slapped with a cease-and-desist by rockers Silversun Pickups for playing their song Panic Switch at a campaign event. Show More Summary
In April, Questlove performed a medley of Beastie Boys tracks at this year’s annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony in celebration of the life of Adam Yauch. Recently, Questlove let loose an MP3 of the demo he sent around beforehand to folks involved with the ceremony, a demo that gave them a [...]
In his will, Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch left instructions that “in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes.” Wendy S. Goff looks at why that opens a legal can of worms.
Late rapper's estate states never to license his music, art or face for commercial purposes.
Well that didn't take long. Just days after revealing that late Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch's will forbid use of his music in any advertisements, the Beastie Boys are suing Monster Energy Drink for just that Monster used the Beastie...Show More Summary
During his life, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch was very open about his disdain for musicians selling their music to advertisers. In death, he reportedly made sure his songs will never be used for such purposes. Parts of the forty-seven-year-old?s will have been made public, and one section forbids Yauch?s image, name or music from ever being ?used for advertising purposes?.
The late, great Beastie Boy Adam Yauch specified in his will that his music not be used for advertising. What do you think of this last statement by the hip hop legend?
In a legacy-preserving, anti-sell-out power statement, fallen Beastie Boy Adam Yauch barred the band’s music from being used in advertisements, his will revealed. The will ensures that no Beastie Boys song or any of MCA’s "artistic property"...Show More Summary
The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch rapped that he wouldn't "sell my songs for no TV ad." His will shows he wanted to make sure that held true after his death, too.
Beatie Boys’ MC Adam Yauch sadly passed away earlier this year, but he’s not done sticking it to the man. In his will, the legendary rapper makes it clear that his music is not to be used for any advertising purposes. Yauch, known as MCA in the hit group, writes in his will: “In no [...] Adam Yauch Will: My Music Will Not Be Used For Corporate Gain is a post from: The Inquisitr
Adam Yauch fought for his right to party, and now, the late Beastie Boys rapper is fighting for his right to "artistic property" for advertising after his death. Yauch passed away in May from cancer at age 47. According to his will,Show More Summary
Before he died, Adam Yauch left a will specifying that he didn’t want his music or likeness used in any commercials, ever. It didn’t take long for some company to come along and test that. As Spin reports, the Beasties are suing Monster Energy Drink for using the group’s music in promos for something called [...]
The rapper, who died in May, leaves instructions that he does not want his image, name, music "or any artistic property" used in advertising.
Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, who died in May, wanted to make sure his music was never used to shill corporate products after his death—so he wrote just such a directive into his will. Yauch, also known as MCA, dictated that no music or art he created can be...
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Yesterday, news broke that, in his will, the late Adam Yauch had prohibited Beastie Boys' songs from being used in advertisements. Today, Variety reports (via Consequence of Sound) that the Beastie Boys have sued Monster Energy Drink for copyright infringement. Show More Summary
Don't expect to ever hear the Beastie Boys in any Budweiser commercial, or any other ad for that matter. From Adam Yauch's will: ""Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes." (via Rolling Stone)
Phil Andelman The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, aka MCA, ensured that his life's work would not be used to sell products by stipulating in his will that his music, image and art never be used in advertising. The details of Yauch's will were...Show More Summary
SPIN : Lawyers for the Beastie Boys, including the estate of Adam “MCA” Yauch, are currently suing Monster Energy Drink, as SPIN noted yesterday. The lawsuit, according to Variety, alleges that the beverage manufacturers violated copyright law by using the trio’s music in promos and three-minute-plus videos for an event called Ruckus in the Rockies. Show More Summary
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