Skip to comments.Heart Turns Down Sarah Palin, Pleads with Hillary to Use Its Music
Posted on 05/23/2014 10:51:49 PM PDT by This Just In
Sarah Palin's 2008 vice presidential campaign used the Heart classic Barracuda to play off the popular politician's nickname.
Heart reacted quickly, demanding the campaign to stop using the song at once.
Now, Heart is hoping that not only will Hillary Clinton run for the White House in 2016 but that she'll use the group's music along the way.
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They’re still around? I was a sophomore in high school when I listened to them. That wasn’t exactly yesterday.
Hey nothing says great presidential material than someone who not only allowed 4 Americans to die, but watched it happen and laughed while it was taking place
I thought Mrs. Slick Willie had already chosen “Man of Constant Sorrow” as her theme song. “I ain’t no ways tared!”
One thing is for certain.....
If you wish to restart your old music, Sarah Palin can help you get to where you wish to go.
Personally, I’m thankful the Wilson’s chose Hillary. They deserve her.
Frankly, I would rather Sarah Palin chose artists who are deserving of her support and influence. Heart deserves Hillary.
I saw Heart live in 1987.
But that was a hell of a while ago.
Barracuda never was that great a song.
Well, Hillary could use “Barracuda” and it would actually be accurate. Or how about Hall and Oates “Maneater”.
I believe Dreamboat Annie is a more fitting theme.
Heart songs they could use for her immenseness;
“If Looks Could Kill”
“Crazy on You”
“WTF” ( from 2010 )
“Nothin’ at All”
“Bebe le Strange”
Either liberal or conservative.
Oh, I've heard the opposite, but it seems to be only liberal artists not wanting conservatives to use their tunes.
David Byrne of Talking Heads I respect, because he doesn't want ANY politician to use his songs.
IIRC, Paul McCartney was pissed off because Michael Jackson bought the Beatles catalogue, then sold music to Nike for use in ads.
Love your Charlie Brown tagline.
I heard Sir McCartney tell the story, and frankly I enjoyed the fact that Michael Jackson bought the catalog. Sir Paul is a liberal and loves to promote liberal causes, and yet he loves his money. Rather hypocritical, but for all of his fame and success, Paul McCartney couldn’t outbid Michael Jackson. This should tell you just how “Bad” MJ really was/is as an artist.
Heart should change it’s name to Rectum
I don’t begrudge any musician who guards their music. After all, it’s their property. I don’t have a problem with the Wilson sisters decision, but to beg Hillary to play their songs is not only embarrassing, but desperate.
“I thought Mrs. Slick Willie had already chosen Man of Constant Sorrow as her theme song. I aint no ways tared!”
well, it was a better accent than Kerry’s “can I git me a huntin’ license here?”.
and also a little better than biden’s “he’s gonna put y’all back in chains”.
I believe you left out
I thought if you paid royalties, neither the artists nor anyone else could prevent you from using or playing their music.
Because really, there’s nothing that can make your thirty-to-forty-year-old tunes fresh and cool quite like getting a late-sixties-and-looks-older woman politician to use them as entrance and exit music.
Generally this is true, but if an artist owns the copyright to the song or composition, it’s their property and they have the power to allow or deny the use of their music.
AFAIK, if an artist has sold their songs to a "label", the "label" can demand royalties as they see fit. And can award usage to whoever they see fit.
Very few artists actually OWN their songs.
Once you've signed on the line that is dotted, you get whatever the "label" throws your way.
David Geffen got $50 million, Nirvana got one million from their first album.
Split three ways.
Fair? I dunno.
Those starving artists were probably plenty happy to just stop eating gas station hot dogs for a while.
One of the very few artists to actually "own" his music is Bob Dylan.
Once you've made it in the business, THEN you can negotiate.
Is Ann Wilson still as big as Alaska?
Kind of liked a few of their songs, but Hillary supporters, push the lever and *Ba-whoosh*.
If you’ve sold your songs to a label you relinquish all rights to your material. The label doesn’t have to “demand” anything because they own the songs/compositions.
“Very few artists actually OWN their songs”
You sited Nirvana. The contract agreement doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with copyrighted material. If Nirvana’s contract with Geffen involved recording, producing, distribution, PR, promotion, etc., the record company will require payment for all of these before the artist sees a dime. If they signed over the rights to their music to Geffen, that was their decision. I’m sure Geffen didn’t force them to sign.
According to my family’s experience in the music industry, a lot of artist are too lazy or foolish to consider the business end of the industry. They’re not the victims in this game. A number of musicians don’t wish to deal with the details involved in signing contracts and understanding the terms of an agreement.
Heart, rhymes with fa**. The old, grey mares ain’t what they used to be.
I’d suggest the Rolling Stones’ “Bitch”.
And you could add Elton John’s
“The Bitch is Back”.
It's why Rush can play his Theme Song over and over and over and Chrissie Hynde can do nothing but cash the checks and grumble...
When you produce a mechanical recording and sell it you then can't tell people how to use it in a (and this is the important part) "live performance" however you CAN control it if that mechanical recording is used in another mechanical recording.
Within the context of the dialog between Freeper boop and I, your statement was included in my point.
Hate that they are such dumb a’s
If you’re a song-writer, it’s important to start your own publishing company. That’s where the money is. A friend of mine wrote “Time Won’t Let Me,” and he got checks every few months. Nice checks, as that song was used in movies, and on “Oldies” collections.
Perfect. But I love that song and hope she doesn’t. To this day I can’t listen to Fleetwood Mac.
What a crying shame. I like Heart. But anyone that helps that criminal Hillary will not get anything from me, ever...
The canckle crew. Does music make you stupid? in this and many other cases YES!
Maybe Sarah could use “Wont be fooled again” By The Who.
Pete Townsend is a conservative who wanted to kick Michael Moores ass for using that song.
They’re broke, and as a former fan, now I hope they stay broke.
For me, that was my freshman/sophmore year in High School.
Yep, that wasn't exactly yesterday.
Did see Ann & Nancy Wilson playing at the Illinois State Fair some five years ago -- sounded good, looked terrible. Time has not been kind to either one of them.
I thought the Dixie Chicks would be a great opening act for Hillary when she starts working the circuit. Maybe we will see a fight between Heart and the Dixie Chicks.
What?! Someone in the entertainment industry is left-wing?! I’m shocked!!
This group has just endorsed a woman who let these Americans die on foreign soil and didn’t raise a finger to help them.
Sarah should have gone straight to Gretchen Wilson. Her version of Barracuda is better.