plagiarism: sigur ros and the commercial market
  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010

  • Posted by:

Recently there has been a whole bunch of talk about Icelandic superheroes Sigur Ros and their claims of plagiarism all over the world. The band is very vocal about their hesitation to provide tunes for selling products, although they often lend their sonic creations to films, TV, and charity. After saying no quite a few times, they've noticed a suspicious pattern of close-to-the-same rip-offs appearing in commercials.

The pattern is this: Sigur Ros decline an offer from a company, the company goes ahead and arranges a pseudo-rendition of the song, and then uses it with no repercussions. Although it seems harmless, it is somewhat of a sticky situation. The companies are using the well-known tunes of the internationally acclaimed band to further their products, something that is patently against the band's wishes.

Making matters worse, it is very difficult to prove (on an international scale no less). Sigur Ros issued a blog post (entitled "Homage or Fromage"... Ha!) to explain their feelings, and to implore your eyes and ears. It's worth a read for fans of fair use all over the world.

Check it out here. [via.]
Hot Baeble Videos
Beth Hart live at Baeble HQ

Beth Hart live at Baeble HQ

Matisyahu live at Baeble HQ

Matisyahu live at Baeble HQ

Leela James live at Baeble HQ

Leela James live at Baeble HQ

Aurora live at Baeble HQ

Aurora live at Baeble HQ

The Strumbellas live at Baeble HQ

The Strumbellas live at Baeble HQ

Maria Taylor live at Baeble HQ

Maria Taylor live at Baeble HQ

Kat Graham live at Baeble HQ

Kat Graham live at Baeble HQ

OnCue live at The Bell House

OnCue live at The Bell House

Hannah Gill and the Hours live at Baeble HQ

Hannah Gill and the Hours live at Baeble HQ

Mario live at The Bell House

Mario live at The Bell House

© 2017 Baeble Media. All rights reserved.