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Posted by: Jason Tate (03/11/13)
After Baauer's "Harlem Shake" reached #1 on the Billboard Top 100, Baauer and his label (Mad Decent) are being asked to pay royalties for the uncleared samples.
Both Mr. Musson and Mr. Delgado are seeking compensation from Mad Decent Records, which put out the single last year. The label and Mr. Rodrigues declined to comment. But the tale of how an obscure dance track containing possible copyright violations rose to the top of pop charts illustrates not only the free-for-all nature of underground dance music but also the power of an Internet fad to create a sudden hit outside the major-label system.

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01:26 PM on 03/11/13
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the whole thing and everyone involved with the epidemic and the song needs to burn. fucking burn.
01:28 PM on 03/11/13
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Stupid. If it was a big deal they should have said something before the song got huge.
01:29 PM on 03/11/13
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Sounds like they're cooperating with those guys to get them fully compensated.
01:30 PM on 03/11/13
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Stupid. If it was a big deal they should have said something before the song got huge.
Why? There was no reason to pay a lawyer then ... now there is.
01:31 PM on 03/11/13
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Man, imagine just doing songs in your bedroom.. shows here and there, then blowing up and everyone hating you for making harlem shake.
01:35 PM on 03/11/13
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Why? There was no reason to pay a lawyer then ... now there is.
not to mention the song was nowhere near the mainstream early last summer when it first dropped so the original folk where the sample originates probably had no clue.
01:52 PM on 03/11/13
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I heard this song for 20 seconds a few months ago and was like "What the hell is this? Turn it off!".
01:54 PM on 03/11/13
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Here's to hoping they bust out the harlem shake in courtroom. I just want it to get so far out of hand that it incites flashmobs of riots everywhere, blood on the streets, burning down the capitol, etc.
02:05 PM on 03/11/13
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I heard this song for 20 seconds a few months ago and was like "What the hell is this? Turn it off!".
That ..... was a great story!
02:10 PM on 03/11/13
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Why? There was no reason to pay a lawyer then ... now there is.
This is true. I'm sure they'll have something worked out soon. MD are great people.
02:19 PM on 03/11/13
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i dont think people violated the copyright, can't you sample up to 30-something seconds with no problem. hence GIRL TALK's entire career.
02:52 PM on 03/11/13
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Just listened to the song for the first time after reading this story. That counts as a song? The fuck?
02:55 PM on 03/11/13
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the whole thing and everyone involved with the epidemic and the song needs to burn. fucking burn.
gotta love 'merica
03:57 PM on 03/11/13
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i dont think people violated the copyright, can't you sample up to 30-something seconds with no problem. hence GIRL TALK's entire career.
Close, but not exactly - http://www.goodcopybadcopy.net/
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