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about time someone did this!
There's something deliciously surreal in there somewhere.
I can't see it.
though you might take the inference from the Clash artcile that both link to the same thing... the first is the list, the second is about HSBC and has more general preamble.
that would mildly rile all the people defending Los Campesinos! for endorsing watery american beer, but, y'know, eh...
Didn't realise that thing abot 30 second bites of songs, very interesting. Fair play to them for this, I suppose they've got a right to wryly grumble. The thing about Prince of Persin in the second blog is quite amusing too.
some of those ads are just hilariously blatant!!
I think it's only for purely public service broadcasting. I don't think ITV get to make use it (as the Clash piece implies) though I'm 100% willing to accept that I'm wrong.
As in: I think Clash might be wrong on that point.
but is it not Sigur Ros's original posting where they apologise for X-Factor..?
surely no one falls for that crap?
"I saw a man in an average car so i dumped my boyfiend because i want to marry the man with a new shiny average car who i've never met."
I've just stuck Takk ... on. I'd forgotten how lovely Glosoli is.
Why did no-one let me know?
I think the ads (the ones that actually featured their music!) made them a bit too ubiquitous for many of the websites, magazines and people who had been championing them before Takk ...
It's alright, I won't send the police round.
I was about add gasoline to the Sigur Ros CD pyre in the backgarden.....
Burn baby burn.
I'm not sure I'd have even noticed it wasn't Sigur Ros if I hadn't just played Saeglopur
"music? : "Saeglopur" by Sigur Ros"
the band said no, and so they recorded a copy of it instead.
Research shows that this is a growing market. They're doing a good thing.
(If the lawyers of the Hicks Estate are reading, the content of this post is a style-a-like of Bill's joke and not a pass off)
at that Efterklang copy! Especially when the drums kicked in.
must be making a fortune.
Might be worthwhile, yknw, getting a new sound.
its pretty easy to take a song, rearrange the notes a tiny bit and get the production to sound similar but not as good.
Like, in the same way that i could could write a screen play called Unsporting Wankurs that had someone cut a hammer and sickle into peoples foreheads and stuff in latvia, and it might be entertaining if you hadn't seen the original, but it sort of requires no talent.
SIGUR ROS FANBOYS WILL -CRUSH- YOU
and his music is so generic
or don't have a style that they think is so easily aped. They aren't THAT similar each time
seriously, stop trolling.
I've had it with those yawn inducers...
for the "go do" copy, is so blatant. Sad that this stuff goes on! the fact they try and copy the same vocal styles too is crazy
i think it was their verion of feeling good, so i don't know where the law would lay, but Muse didn't let them, then a month or too later there was a simulated version of the song on a Nestle ad.
It wasn't that long ago - it was for Nescafé and was unusual in that the Muse version actually aired for a week or two until a fuss was kicked up. A few weeks later it aired again but with a very convincing soundalike band over the top...
I was reminded of this the other night, because the current Virgin Atlantic advert showing at cinemas has Muse's cover of 'Feeling Good' as the soundtrack for a good two minutes or so. Bit odd if they're against one advert but for another.
Oh, and the most blatant soundalike recently has to be the present B&Q 'painting my daughter's bedroom wall the same colour as Mr Ducky' one, where the soundtrack is so close to that Noah and the Whale single as to illicit cries of 'oh! I love that Noah and the Whale!' from my fiancée, who's usually very musically illiterate.
The whole baby-milk thing.
because Muse don't own the publishing to Feeling Good? In the same way that Sugababes Girls thing (I refuse to call it a song) is all over the place.
in that the band don't own the lyrics or melody so anyone could effectively cover it
know about that Comet ad.
oh hang on
there are a 1000 cheap music libraries out there with ready versions of songs sounding similar to more well known artists, some even providing the ability to search for music using a featured artists name, put in sigur ros you'll get a 100 hits of tracks that share similar chord structures, pace, sound and half icelandic lyrics to boot. So it's not really like they have to do any work to replicate it just take their pick from the copious amounts of similar sounding bounty thats there at 0.1% of the cost.
Following the Sigur Ros article and Efterklang examples, Pitchfork have put a story up about similar offences with Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear songs...
I have a friend who is a musician. He's not very successful (sorry again mate!) but he is signed up with a publisher.
Apparently every few weeks he gets an email with a brief which will be something like...
"Large chain of supermarkets want a song that sounds like (they name some band e.g. Sigur Ros and a particular song) get your entries in by the end of the week"
So it seems some of the publishers might be helping the advertisers bypass paying the successful expensive artists by getting similar sounding songs from much smaller, cheaper bands.