Sigur Ros have already turned down numerous requests for the use of their songs in television programmes/adverts. One2one wanted to use a Sigur Ros clip in their new tv advert but the band turned down their offer. Other companies that have offered undisclosed sums for the use of Sigur Ros songs are Orange, British Telecom, Portugal Telecom, Vodafone Australia and Gap America. The band have turned down all these offers.
It is highy possible that they will in fact donate Svefn-G-Englar for use by Amnesty International in the near future, but they have also already turned down numerous requests for the use of their songs in numerous television programmes.
'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' wanted to use Svefn-G-Englar in one episode and Mtv2 made an offer for the use of Flugufrelsarinn in their '2ge+her' show. again, the band turned down these very lucrative offers. Finally they were asked by the director of 'Kids', Larry Clark, for permission to use Ny Batteri in his new film 'Bully', again this request was refused.