Goldie Blox sets the new gold standard as the enemy of artists. Spin reports…
Though the rap legends had suggested it was copyright infringement, in a tender letter to the company they mentioned that the late Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys had a “no advertising” clause in his will. Whether Goldie Blox made a parody or not, really shouldn’t matter. Contriving a viral moment (their CEO has made other controversy-baiting spoofs before) with a riff on a song from a man whose will explicitly asked that his music not be used in commercials is just plain gross.
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