Coldplay is to allow one of its songs to be used for an advertisement for the first time.
The band, led by Chris Martin, who is married to actress Gwyneth Paltrow, has steadfastly refused to allow its music to be used for marketing purposes so far. However, it is now permitting charity Cancer Research UK to use the song “Fix You” on a forthcoming campaign.
Paltrow’s father, the director and producer Bruce Paltrow, died in 2002 of pneumonia and complications associated with a recurrence of cancer. The charity would not confirm the campaign but said that it would make an announcement in a few weeks. Coldplay’s publishing rights are handled by BMG Music Publishing.
Coldplay released the album X&Y in June last year and the band played at Live8 in support of the Make Poverty History coalition last summer. Martin and Paltrow had a second baby, Moses, earlier this month.
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