What’s your take on music artists whose songs are used for commercial purposes?
Let’s split this between a)existing songs used to sell products (“Like a Rock”) and b)songs written especially for a commercial by an established artist (all those Barely Man-enuff ditties from the 70’s )
I say as long as the artist admits he’s doing it for the money, there’s no problem. I hate it when an artist says something like, “I never liked that song much anyway, so I let (insert name of corporation here) use it.” Just admit it, they gave you BIG bucks and/or stuff.
The downside is the fact that Sony owns the publication rights to the Beatles songs and they’ve been popping up left and right. Thankfully, though, they’re not the original versions, but it still sucks.
P.S. No flaming by Barry Manilow fans, please. I actually like some of his music. I’M ONLY JOKING!! Can’t you see the smiley face?