Earworm Wednesday: Ikea by Jonathan Coulton


I know your thinking who?  We’ll here’s the thing Jonathan Coulton covered “Baby got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot only he did his own melody for it.  This version of the song was picked up by GLEE and used on the show.  Only they didn’t pay Coulton or credit him for it.  Here it is in his own words:

Well, they aired it, seemingly unchanged. And it’s now for sale in the US iTunes store. They also got in touch with my peeps to basically say that they’re within their legal rights to do this, and that I should be happy for the exposure (even though they do not credit me, and have not even publicly acknowledged that it’s my version – so you know, it’s kind of SECRET exposure). While they appear not to be legally obligated to do any of these things, they did not apologize, offer to credit me, or offer to pay me, and indicated that this was their general policy in regards to covers of covers. It does not appear that I have a copyright claim, but I’m still investigating the possibility (which I consider likely) that they used some or all of my audio. I’ll write something longer and more detailed about this when I can get my head together about it probably in a couple of days. Thanks for your support, but please continue not to burn anything down.

Jonathan Coulton Baby Got Back

So Go check out Jonathan Coulton maybe buy some of his music and don’t watch GLEE not that I do.

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