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    • What? Are you serious? Our commercials are filled with their tracks. Yellow, Clocks, Viva La Vida, Sky Full Of Stars, Adventure Of A Lifetime are tracks that are literaly abused by ads here. Cellular companies, car ads, sports equipment shops, gym chains and the list goes on. If you ask people if they know Coldplay and they say they don't, if you play them these tracks they will go like "OH! The track from that ad...". I also clearly remember Vodafone using the Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke mix of "Talk" back when I was in highschool, everybody seemed to mumble the tune from that remix. People don't realise that covering a song or playing it on a commercial DOES NOT need the greenlight of the artist to be allowed into an ad. They can go ahead and use it as long as they pay for the licence it requires. Using a sample though on a track (like how Talk is sampling Kraftwerk's Computer Love) DOES INDEED require the licence of all the artists involved. The reason we have all these instrumentals of their albums is because they are offered by EMI SYNC and UMPG for licensing, mostly in ads.
    • This guy sums up VLV and oldplay perfectly. He also talks about how glorious Rainy Day is which I found very true indeed!¬† https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPuW1_1lvb0 ¬† (By the way we used to be able to embed Youtube videos before but I can't fathom how to do it now)
    • Yes. But Chris said in a recent interview that after AHFOD they felt that they have achieved what they wanted. Now they have kind of re-written their internal rules, and are being open to certain things that they were earlier not open to.¬† This included their performance at American Idol. ¬† I don't remember the exact words, but that was the gist of it
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