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(Entertainment Weekly)   REM take a stand, demand that those shiny, happy people at Fox News quit using their song "Losing My Religion" in their coverage of the Democratic National Convention   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 81
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2012-09-08 07:40:46 AM  
How farking hard is it to recognize that you have to get permission to use a copyrighted song when you air something? A first year broadcasting student would get suspended for that shiat.

Great, now I have farking REM stuck in my head.
 
2012-09-08 07:44:35 AM  
What is it with Rapeublicans stealing music?

dtdstudios.com
 
2012-09-08 07:45:49 AM  

Mugato: How farking hard is it to recognize that you have to get permission to use a copyrighted song when you air something? A first year broadcasting student would get suspended for that shiat.

Great, now I have farking REM stuck in my head.


Everybody hurts.

/Fox says they got all the necessary clearances. Artists have to realize that if they sign away their rights to the music companies, they have no say in what their music is used for... even if they don't approve of the use of their music.
 
2012-09-08 07:53:26 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Mugato: How farking hard is it to recognize that you have to get permission to use a copyrighted song when you air something? A first year broadcasting student would get suspended for that shiat.

Great, now I have farking REM stuck in my head.

Everybody hurts.

/Fox says they got all the necessary clearances. Artists have to realize that if they sign away their rights to the music companies, they have no say in what their music is used for... even if they don't approve of the use of their music.


Correct, you as a broadcaster or a place where live music is played, pay "clearance" usually to ASCAP and it allows you to play whatever you want whenever you want. Ask Chrissie Hynde how well her objections to Rush Limbaugh have gone.
 
2012-09-08 08:04:03 AM  
I'm not sure I can imagine a less Republican band than R.E.M., unless there's a secret track called "Fark Mitt Romney with a Splintery Rake Handle" on the new Taylor Swift CD.
 
2012-09-08 08:07:10 AM  

Mugato: How farking hard is it to recognize that you have to get permission to use a copyrighted song when you air something?


They did. Of course, RIAA members think you don't need the band's permission to license out music. And, when they get done with the laws, you won't have to. (And the band singing the song in concert would then be a violation of the new "anti-piracy" laws)
 
2012-09-08 08:59:27 AM  
Fox News didn't have any time for Second Guessing this decision.
 
2012-09-08 09:03:54 AM  
They played WHAT? How petty and small minded.
 
2012-09-08 09:10:16 AM  

Alphax: They played WHAT? How petty and small minded.


Sometimes the truth hits a little too close to home, eh?
 
2012-09-08 09:13:28 AM  

StrikitRich: Alphax: They played WHAT? How petty and small minded.

Sometimes the truth hits a little too close to home, eh?


If only it were true.

Maybe the should have gone with 'Imagine' instead.
 
2012-09-08 09:14:22 AM  

StrikitRich: Alphax: They played WHAT? How petty and small minded.

Sometimes the truth hits a little too close to home, eh?


What, the part where YOU are petty and small minded?
 
2012-09-08 09:16:33 AM  

Alphax: StrikitRich: Alphax: They played WHAT? How petty and small minded.

Sometimes the truth hits a little too close to home, eh?

What, the part where YOU are petty and small minded?


Oooh, guess I was right about your comment. Still stinging?
 
2012-09-08 09:18:10 AM  

StrikitRich: Alphax: StrikitRich: Alphax: They played WHAT? How petty and small minded.

Sometimes the truth hits a little too close to home, eh?

What, the part where YOU are petty and small minded?

Oooh, guess I was right about your comment. Still stinging?


You wish it stung. Go back to bed, child.
 
2012-09-08 09:25:40 AM  
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2012-09-08 09:25:56 AM  

StrikitRich: Alphax: They played WHAT? How petty and small minded.

Sometimes the truth hits a little too close to home, eh?


There are plenty of religious people in the Democratic party. You are either ignorant or trying to use religion (or lack there of) as a club. Probably a bit of both. As is, that's a fairly worthless position, but I'm sure you'll be along in a moment to make it worse. 

Oooh, guess I was right about your comment. Still stinging?

And there it is.
 
2012-09-08 09:30:38 AM  
R.E.M. better watch what they're doing. They could become the target of a Fox News witch hunt. Befor you know of, they'll be exhuming McCarthy.
 
2012-09-08 09:40:33 AM  
 
2012-09-08 09:45:21 AM  

vartian: StrikitRich: Alphax: They played WHAT? How petty and small minded.

Sometimes the truth hits a little too close to home, eh?

There are plenty of religious people in the Democratic party. You are either ignorant or trying to use religion (or lack there of) as a club. Probably a bit of both. As is, that's a fairly worthless position, but I'm sure you'll be along in a moment to make it worse. 

Oooh, guess I was right about your comment. Still stinging?

And there it is.


Watch out, vartian--he's a libertarian!
 
2012-09-08 09:55:32 AM  

IlGreven: Of course, RIAA members think you don't need the band's permission to license out music.


Um, they don't. If you sell transferable license or usage rights, the person you sold them to can in fact sell them to someone else. That's what makes them "transferable".

REM collectively needs to suck it up, accept the fact that they signed a contract that explicitly says that the people they contracted the sales rights to can in fact sell it, and get back to whatever the fark they're doing nowadays.
 
2012-09-08 09:57:09 AM  
Did this really go "I know you are but what am I?" in here?

Really?
 
2012-09-08 09:59:28 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I'm not sure I can imagine a less Republican band than R.E.M., unless there's a secret track called "Fark Mitt Romney with a Splintery Rake Handle" on the new Taylor Swift CD.


I would believe that Rage Against the Machine would be more anti-Republican than R.E.M.
 
2012-09-08 10:02:53 AM  
Irving Maimway: Correct, you as a broadcaster or a place where live music is played, pay "clearance" usually to ASCAP and it allows you to play whatever you want whenever you want. Ask Chrissie Hynde how well her objections to Rush Limbaugh have gone.

I remember thinking that Hynde should have simply released a new version of the portion Limbaugh sampled, with added lyrics about how Limbaugh is a fat ass, Jesus was a fake, abortion is awesome, etc. Go ahead, Rush, feel free to use what's now the instrumental version of the "Rush Limbaugh is a Douchebag" song.
 
2012-09-08 10:05:13 AM  
FTA: "FOX News Channel's use of an R.E.M. song during Thursday's edition of Fox & Friends was in full accordance with its license agreements with all appropriate parties. Nevertheless, we're always flattered to have this much attention for a song selection and we hope R.E.M. was able to satisfy their publicity fix," A representative for Fox News responded.

Fox News reps are the epitome of professionalism and class, just what one would expect from such a fine network.
 
2012-09-08 10:08:20 AM  

Everybody hurts, sometime. 


Also I'm a little surprised that Fox News would play the song of a band who's lead singer is bisexual.

 
2012-09-08 10:13:18 AM  

bibli0phile: FTA: "FOX News Channel's use of an R.E.M. song during Thursday's edition of Fox & Friends was in full accordance with its license agreements with all appropriate parties. Nevertheless, we're always flattered to have this much attention for a song selection and we hope R.E.M. was able to satisfy their publicity fix," A representative for Fox News responded.

Fox News reps are the epitome of professionalism and class, just what one would expect from such a fine network.


Yeah, I thought the response was something Fark would say.
 
2012-09-08 10:16:37 AM  
Regarding "My City Was Gone", a quick trip to wiki fills you in...


When Hynde found out during a radio interview, she said her parents loved and listened to Rush and she did not mind its use. A usage payment was agreed upon which she donates to PETA. She later wrote to the organization saying, "In light of Rush Limbaugh's vocal support of PETA's campaign against the Environmental Protection Agency's foolish plan to test some 3,000 chemicals on animals, I have decided to allow him to keep my song, 'My City Was Gone,' as his signature tune...".
 
2012-09-08 10:30:52 AM  

skinink: Everybody hurts, sometime. 
Also I'm a little surprised that Fox News would play the song of a band who's lead singer is bisexual.


i'm sure they didn't even think that deeply about it. the conversation probably went like this:

producer steve: "hey, you know what would be funny? let's play REM's 'losing my religion' during or coverage of the democrat convention!"
producer trent: "heh. that's awesome, dude! you're the best, bro!"
producer steve: "slammage, dude! 100 percent! hoo-rah!"
producer trent: "careful, bro, i'm still a little sore from last night. go easy."
producer steve: "sorry, dude, you're just so farking ripped; you make me crazy."
producer trent: "can't we just cuddle a bit?"
producer steve: "that better?"
producer trent: "mmm hmmm."
 
2012-09-08 10:42:28 AM  
People still listen to REM? Really?

I liiked his Speedwagon mo betta......
 
2012-09-08 10:58:58 AM  
This post goes out to the ones I love
 
2012-09-08 11:01:36 AM  
Fox is adorable, they're not even trying to be a real news organization.
 
2012-09-08 11:15:26 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Fox is adorable, they're not even trying to be a real news organization.


I assume you said the same thing when CNN pulled the Stupid Girl trick?
 
2012-09-08 11:22:49 AM  
they should be fined majorly for such transgressions, since they above all should and do know better

also, the separation of church and state- what happened with that, anyway?
 
2012-09-08 11:24:48 AM  

bibli0phile: FTA: "FOX News Channel's use of an R.E.M. song during Thursday's edition of Fox & Friends was in full accordance with its license agreements with all appropriate parties. Nevertheless, we're always flattered to have this much attention for a song selection and we hope R.E.M. was able to satisfy their publicity fix," A representative for Fox News responded.

Fox News reps are the epitome of professionalism and class, just what one would expect from such a fine network.


Sorry for your butthurt

/not really
 
2012-09-08 11:26:02 AM  

davynelson: they should be fined majorly for such transgressions, since they above all should and do know better

also, the separation of church and state- what happened with that, anyway?


Religious people are still allowed to vote, and fortunately for you, so are morons.
 
2012-09-08 11:26:51 AM  

Mugato: How farking hard is it to recognize that you have to get permission to use a copyrighted song when you air something? A first year broadcasting student would get suspended for that shiat.

Great, now I have farking REM stuck in my head.


They did. How farking hard is it to learn about music licensing?
 
2012-09-08 11:41:12 AM  
The don't need to steal, the GOP has such family friendly greats like:

Ted Nugent
Dave Mustane
Kidd Rock
Hank Williams Jr.
 
2012-09-08 11:52:42 AM  

Mugato: How farking hard is it to recognize that you have to get permission to use a copyrighted song when you air something?


They did. You think the news outfit that's a lightning rod for the left is going to leave themselves open on something like that? Plus it was a one-time use to highlight a particular issue and wasn't going to be repeated, so as the Fox guy said, this was a "publicity fix" for REM (aka,"Are they still alive?").
.
 
2012-09-08 12:03:05 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Mugato: How farking hard is it to recognize that you have to get permission to use a copyrighted song when you air something? A first year broadcasting student would get suspended for that shiat.

Great, now I have farking REM stuck in my head.

Everybody hurts.

/Fox says they got all the necessary clearances. Artists have to realize that if they sign away their rights to the music companies, they have no say in what their music is used for... even if they don't approve of the use of their music.


REM owns the rights to their songs. They were smart that way after they left IRS for WB. You will also notice that every band member is credited for their songs (Berry, Buck, Mills, Stipe).
 
2012-09-08 12:03:41 PM  

nmemkha: The don't need to steal, the GOP has such family friendly greats like:

Ted Nugent
Dave Mustane
Kidd Rock
Hank Williams Jr.


Gloria Estefan
 
2012-09-08 12:03:55 PM  

jjorsett: Plus it was a one-time use to highlight a particular issue and wasn't going to be repeated, so as the Fox guy said, this was a "publicity fix" for REM (aka,"Are they still alive?").
.


Except for the fact that the joke and that line of thinking makes no goddamn sense because REM isn't still alive.

But yeah, I'm sure this is going to sell a bunch of copies of Peter Buck's The Baseball Project album...
 
2012-09-08 12:12:47 PM  
I wonder how many gigabytes of pirated MP3s the folks complaining about Fox News legally using this song have in their own personal collections.
 
2012-09-08 12:27:22 PM  

Mugato: How farking hard is it to recognize that you have to get permission to use a copyrighted song when you air something? A first year broadcasting student would get suspended for that shiat.

Great, now I have farking REM stuck in my head.


That's the point, in today's soundbite news cycle you don't need permission. All you have to do is use a song once, the dog whistle has blown and the C&C order is garbage now; they don't need the song again.
 
2012-09-08 12:30:48 PM  

vartian: There are plenty of religious people in the Democratic party. You are either ignorant or trying to use religion (or lack there of) as a club. Probably a bit of both. As is, that's a fairly worthless position, but I'm sure you'll be along in a moment to make it worse.


Regarding this...

Farking Weasels

It's sad really, that the Dems felt they had to move on this. But at the same time, I've held a lot of bile for Paul Ryan ever since he was introduced as the VP candidate and he used the word "God" in his speech, because just the way he said it felt like a dog whistle. (Hell, just its use, as I'm a firm believer in separation of church and state, and thus find it as largely inappropriate to mention "God" in your speech as it is to tell us about whether or not your wife is reading "Fifty Shades of Grey".)

I have nothing against religious people, however, I do have a problem with politicians starting witch hunts and claiming they're "just asking questions".

The thing that I hate most of all, though, is that they actually have the TIME to spend on this shiat. Seriously, guys, we have a shrinking middle class, a country that is still economically in bad shape, a healthcare system in dire need of stability, and especially with possible talk of more troubles in the Middle East on the horizon and they (and their mouthpieces) have the balls to keep injecting THIS shiat into the conversation?

The one comfort I have is that if they really had something to beat Obama with, they'd use it. But this is just an indicator that they've got nothing. Which isn't a comfort since a lot of people don't see that, but, yeah. Pissed off.
 
2012-09-08 12:31:26 PM  
When I become King of the Forest and Jungle VIP, Roger Ailes, Rupert Murdoch and Fox News will be scorned in the same fashion as William Randolph Hearst's 'Yellow Journalism' or Tokyo Rose and Berlin Betty. People are stupid they do not recognize propagandist and provocateurs. The only songs Fox should play are David Alan Coe's ni-BONG tunes, Baa Baa Black Sheep and Green Day's 'American Idiot'.


I've reached the top and had to stop and that's what's botherin' me.


Sherman Brothers are awesome.
 
2012-09-08 12:31:52 PM  

bibli0phile: FTA: "FOX News Channel's use of an R.E.M. song during Thursday's edition of Fox & Friends was in full accordance with its license agreements with all appropriate parties. Nevertheless, we're always flattered to have this much attention for a song selection and we hope R.E.M. was able to satisfy their publicity fix," A representative for Fox News responded.

Fox News reps are the epitome of professionalism and class, just what one would expect from such a fine network.


Scum or not, Faux News did pwn REM with an "Oh SNAP!" reply.
 
2012-09-08 12:42:59 PM  
Fine with me if they remind us of the differences between the party of the invisible sky wizard and the party of science.
 
2012-09-08 12:44:47 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: nmemkha: The don't need to steal, the GOP has such family friendly greats like:

Ted Nugent
Dave Mustane
Kidd Rock
Hank Williams Jr.

Gloria Estefan


don't forget Chaka Khan.
 
2012-09-08 12:53:09 PM  
Wahh.
 
2012-09-08 12:54:32 PM  
If you stand against everything that most artists support, don't expect them to like you.
 
2012-09-08 12:54:38 PM  

The Muthaship: Satanic_Hamster: Fox is adorable, they're not even trying to be a real news organization.

I assume you said the same thing when CNN pulled the Stupid Girl trick?


CNN has stopped pretending they're a real news organization 5+ years ago when they played "Blister in the Sun" during commercial switch intro. Thing is, CNN is just incompetent and moronic in general; they're not blindly liberal.

But keep pushing that both sides are bad so vote Republican bullshiat.
 
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