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MCA's Will Bans Companies From Using Beastie Boys Songs in Ads: Should More Artists Follow Suit?

Fergie 2012/08/14 20:00:00
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Late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch aka MCA ensured that he would never become a sellout by instructing in his will that his image and the art that he created can never be used in advertising.

His will was filed Tuesday in Manhattan and left his wife and daughter his fortune and the rights to manage his artistic property. There seems to be an increasing trend in using images of deceased artists in commercials... so do you think more artists should follow suit?

DNAINFO.COM reports:
Beastie Boys rapper MCA instructed in his will that his music shouldn't be used in advertisements.
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Read More: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20120809/new-york-...

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  • Milady 2012/08/17 12:41:57
    Yes
    Milady
    +1
    What a brilliant idea! Proves he was in it for the music, not the money.
  • Shadow 2012/08/17 10:57:54
    Yes
    Shadow
    If the artists own all the rights to their own music and want to make a will like Adam's, yes.
  • jacob crim 2012/08/15 23:43:28 (edited)
    Yes
    jacob crim
    Love that MCA is still sticking it to the man from the grave. He was a real artist, his priority was not money but to make music. Which is so admirable in this day where we have tissue paper artists only in it to make a quick buck. He will be truly missed forever.
  • LucidLoon 2012/08/15 22:18:51
    Yes
    LucidLoon
    I know Iggy Pop doesn't care, but some artist's definitely do not want their work associated with whatever businesses.

    In regards to Iggy though, it is pretty hilarious that Carnival used "Lust for Life" in their ads.
  • phil 2012/08/15 19:04:51
    No
    phil
    Un sure. No up to speed on this matter
  • Professor Wizard 2012/08/15 18:29:50
    No
    Professor Wizard
    Actually... others have...

    But eventually, their popularity drops, and then the need for cash kicks in and some company somewhere offers enough to play their music.

    I remember when several artists over the years didn't want their music used for commercial purpose.

    Bottom line is... Everyone has their price!
  • Kigan 2012/08/15 17:38:46
    Yes
    Kigan
    I would imagine some artists are annoyed when they realize a company is using their music to benefit itself and they get nothing from it.
  • JohnT 2012/08/15 16:31:11
    Yes
    JohnT
    Coming from the generation of the first rock and roll music of the 50's and 60's, I get real irritated hearing some great tune from the past being used by some company hocking it's stuff. I do hope to see many artists ban them from using their music.
  • the fuze 2012/08/15 16:24:28
    Yes
    the fuze
    But only if they want it that way.
  • Vieuphoria 2012/08/15 13:05:04
    Yes
    Vieuphoria
    If that's what he wants then that's what should happen. Someone should not have their work flaunted for the gain of another.
  • glen 2012/08/15 11:21:15
    Yes
    glen
    +1
    It's ultimately their choice and I personally support MCA's stance . I was listening to the Beasties before they were cool . (long time ago in a land far far away !)
  • baxter 2012/08/15 09:01:29
    Yes
    baxter
    YES THEY SHOULD AND RAISE MONEY 4 THE POOR AND SICK KIDS
  • disclaimer 2012/08/15 08:27:08
  • Dan der Mensch 2012/08/15 05:09:16
    Yes
    Dan der Mensch
    Fine by me... it's his Will (and image), but it does seem a bit unfair to the other B-Boys. Would if they want to sell their image one day - it's their hard work too. MCA didn't do it alone.

    Well whatever, I don't care.
  • joewhite650 2012/08/15 03:41:14
  • DP 2012/08/15 03:36:40
    Yes
    DP
    MCA is so freaking awesome for that. Half-five from the after-life bro!
  • ~HopelessRomanticM17~ 2012/08/15 03:32:15
    No
    ~HopelessRomanticM17~
    Why....The more your song is heard the more people look for it.
  • uninformedluddite 2012/08/15 02:51:19 (edited)
    Yes
    uninformedluddite
    They should at least try. I suspect the late Mr Beastie may get a surprise when some of his music is used in advertising in the near future. Unless he had very good lawyers/contracts he probably doesn't actually own all of his music.
  • jerry 2012/08/15 01:25:33
    Yes
    jerry
    Didn't they make like one song?
  • XQNP jerry 2012/08/15 03:09:40
    XQNP
    They only really had one huge hit, but their album Paul's Boutique is a masterpiece of hip-hop.
  • jacob crim jerry 2012/08/15 23:45:01
    jacob crim
    Best joke of the day, thank you for the laugh.
  • jerry jacob crim 2012/08/16 00:08:23
    jerry
    you're welcome but I believe the joke of the day is: Joe Biden
  • abubincrazy 2012/08/15 01:18:22 (edited)
    No
    abubincrazy
    I think MCA screwed the other Beastie Boys out of the option to sell their music.

    They say they are artists, but they make art for pay.

    It's not a crime to get paid for your art.
  • jacob crim abubinc... 2012/08/15 23:45:26
    jacob crim
    They must be ok with his decision since they are already suing Monster energy drink themselves.
  • Uberdecoder 2012/08/14 23:34:07
    No
    Uberdecoder
    Soon all intellectual property will be void. It will all be lost in the next event, according to the continuity of government plan. They state in this plan that Washington will be attacked by someone. It does not say who. All the articles in the library of Congress will be lost in the blast zone. This will include all the digital records. Then, the NWO will start a new system in which everything is own by the collective. Thus, no more intellectual property rights. Congress has already removed all tariffs the U.S, use to have, so this is the last step. Intellectual property can only be protected by entities that have federal powers. I am just repeating what is written by them.
  • disclaimer Uberdec... 2012/08/15 08:23:41
    disclaimer
    +3
    Dude. Lay off the pot.
  • ..::localeye::.. 2012/08/14 23:08:34
    Yes
    ..::localeye::..
    I was so happy to hear he made this a part of his will...now we will never have to listen to a Beastie Boys song on a Ford commercial.
  • scbluesman13 2012/08/14 22:50:02
    Yes
    scbluesman13
    Artists should have as much control as they feel necessary over their own intellectual property. And if the government is going to jump through hoops to protect the patents and trademarks of huge corporations like Monsanto, Microsoft, BP, and Apple, then it ought to do the same for the entrepenourial artists out there like Adam Yauch.

    RIP Adam, you were a visionary in hip-hop music.
  • shotgun the 3rd 2012/08/14 22:07:45
    Yes
    shotgun the 3rd
    Why should they make money off of someone else's work? Like the Liberals do..
  • scblues... shotgun... 2012/08/14 22:51:23
    scbluesman13
    +2
    This isn't a political question, and liberals have no more interest in making money off of someone else's intellectual property than conservatives would. The political "slam" argument doesn't even apply to this blog topic.
  • shotgun... scblues... 2012/08/15 01:41:21
    shotgun the 3rd
    +2
    your right, Im sorry...
  • Sterling 2012/08/14 20:47:00
    Yes
    Sterling
    +1
    If they want to, sure.

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