MikeIsGood wrote: humanrefutation wrote:
I always found it funny growing up that Jay-Z sampled one of the most famous Arabian musicians of all time - Abdel Halim Hafez - on his song "Big Pimpin'." He sampled the beats from his song, "Khosara Khosara," which was released in 1960. My dad used to listen to him all the time growing up, so when Jay-Z released Big Pimpin', I immediately recognized the beat. Jay-Z and Timbaland have avoided paying rights fees for it so far, which is **** of them, but it's business.
I'mma quote you here so that we don't get the music thread shut down
The Verve finally are getting paid rights for Bittersweet Symphony. I'm not sure how the situations compare - maybe the reverse? But thought that was interesting. The Verve hadn't seen a dime since 2007, and were sued for what they had seen before then, also.
The Verve finally getting their money is great. I'm all for paying royalties to the original artists when you sample a song, but I've always thought that was bollocks; they sampled an orchestral reworking (that they did get permission to use, but apparently used a bar too much?) that didn't exactly sound the same as the original Stones song, and the Stones manager (Mick/Keith are not innocent here, they could have called off the dogs) came calling and took everything. I always thought it was nut- it got nominated for a Grammy with Mick and Keith listed as the songwriters!
The Verve weren't a massive band, that was their big hit, and The Stones were making crazy money touring at the time.