You’ll almost certainly know by now that US ‘axe-hero’ Joe Satriani is suing Coldplay for plagiarism. He claims that Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ (an EMI recording) stole from his 2004 track ‘If I Could Fly’ (a Sony recording), reports musicindustryblog.wordpress.com.
This was becoming a PR disaster for Coldplay and a couple of videos on YouTube comparing the two songs were each getting a couple of million views. In short the controversy was generating a lot of online buzz. Some commentators were advising that Coldplay should kick their PR machinery into action. Well it looks like that advice has been heeded. As of today those videos on YouTube comparing the two songs (and other similar ones) have been removed, in their place is the following message: This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by EMI Music
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