Radiohead Publisher Halts Remix Record
Fri, 04 Jan 2008 16:51:06
The good intentions (a not-for-profit free download, connections to the environmental charity Friends of the Earth) and well-respected special guests (Too Short, ex-Jurassic 5 MC Chali2na, and more) of Amp Live's Rainydayz Remixes record haven't been able to keep Radiohead's publisher from serving the producer with a cease and desist letter.
A portion of the legal speak from Warner/Chappell Music Limited: "It has come to our attention that you have created musical arrangements/remixes of some or all of the musical works included on their recent album 'In Rainbows' without permission from the writers or Warner/Chappell. We wanted to make you aware that you need to get approval before making arrangements of other writers' work, especially if you have plans to commercially exploit the arrangements/remixes or make them publicly available … We hope to hear from you as a matter of urgency. In the meantime all of our rights and remedies and those of the band are reserved."
And a response from the man in question: "First and foremost I would like to thank everyone who has been digging my remixes. I put a lot of time and hard work into them and I am glad people are appreciating them. I was especially excited about the exclusive verses I was able to get from Del the Funky Homosapien, Chali2na from Jurassic 5, the soul singer Codany Holiday, and K.Flay, who were all also super excited about contributing to the project. I really feel if Radiohead's team was able to hear these remaining remixed songs, they would feel differently … Hopefully I can find a way for Radiohead to support this FREE release made available only to those who purchased their album. For now I am cooperating with the "C & D" only because it has come from Radiohead's team and I will respect that. BUT if that changes I am happy to resume my release plans."
If Rainydayz ever comes out, it'll feature the following tracks:
2. Video Tapez (ft. Del the Funkee Homosapien)
3. Nudez (ft. MC Zumbi of Zion I and Too Short)
4. Weird Fishez
5. All I Need
6. 15 Stepz (ft. Codany Holiday)
7. Reckonerz (ft. Chali2na)
—The ARTISTdirect Staff