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Old August 20 2010, 09:02 PM   #1
Dusty Ayres
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Kings of Leon Music Will NOT Be On Glee

The Grammy award winning band refused to license their popular music for the use of the hit dramedy show. The reason behind the refusal? The Kings are determined not to “sell out.” But there are no hard feelings toward the show itself; Followill added that even though he’s never seen an episode of the musical TV show, "apparently everybody loves it."

Followill continued to say:

We had some people call us up wanting to know if we’d allow ‘Use Somebody’ to appear in the trailer for their next movie, and we turned them down. Next day, they called back and tried to put us through to the star of the movie — I won’t name names, but he’s an incredibly famous actor — to let him try to convince us to agree to do it. I was like, 'Man, don’t even waste your energy.’
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Old August 20 2010, 09:10 PM   #2
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In my world there would be no music on Glee.
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Old August 20 2010, 09:26 PM   #3
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Although I like the idea of the show, and some of the covers that I've heard from it, I agree with Kings Of Leon.
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Old August 20 2010, 10:44 PM   #4
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Good on them. Shows like that are the spawn of satin.
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Old August 21 2010, 12:01 AM   #5
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satin. the smartly dressed antichrist.
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Old August 21 2010, 05:04 AM   #6
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Re: Kings of Leon Music Will NOT Be On Glee

They're signed to a contract with a GIANT entertainment conglomerate, they;ve already sold out.

I'm sure GLEE will get along just fine without these guys.
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Old August 21 2010, 05:36 AM   #7
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Re: Kings of Leon Music Will NOT Be On Glee

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They're signed to a contract with a GIANT entertainment conglomerate, they;ve already sold out.

I'm sure GLEE will get along just fine without these guys.
That's what I find interesting in this whole thing. "We won't sell out!" ... <whisper>..."to anyone other than this huge record company".
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Old August 21 2010, 07:38 AM   #8
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Couldn't they just have said we don't want to license our music out?

Because clearly they have already sold out and acting like they haven't is stupid.
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Old August 21 2010, 07:43 AM   #9
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Sarek of Vulcan wrote: View Post
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They're signed to a contract with a GIANT entertainment conglomerate, they;ve already sold out.

I'm sure GLEE will get along just fine without these guys.
That's what I find interesting in this whole thing. "We won't sell out!" ... <whisper>..."to anyone other than this huge record company".
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Couldn't they just have said we don't want to license our music out?

Because clearly they have already sold out and acting like they haven't is stupid.
Fourthed. They're just being pretentious.
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Old August 21 2010, 09:35 AM   #10
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Or they truly believe they didn't sell out by signing up with a record company in which case they're just plain morons.,
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They're signed to a contract with a GIANT entertainment conglomerate, they;ve already sold out.

I'm sure GLEE will get along just fine without these guys.
That's what I find interesting in this whole thing. "We won't sell out!" ... <whisper>..."to anyone other than this huge record company".
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Couldn't they just have said we don't want to license our music out?

Because clearly they have already sold out and acting like they haven't is stupid.
Fourthed. They're just being pretentious.
You're only selling out if it's for Ford, or for Clairol shampoo.
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Old August 21 2010, 10:11 AM   #12
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Re: Kings of Leon Music Will NOT Be On Glee

Mike Farley wrote: View Post
They're signed to a contract with a GIANT entertainment conglomerate, they;ve already sold out.

I'm sure GLEE will get along just fine without these guys.
Sarek of Vulcan wrote: View Post
Mike Farley wrote: View Post
They're signed to a contract with a GIANT entertainment conglomerate, they;ve already sold out.

I'm sure GLEE will get along just fine without these guys.
That's what I find interesting in this whole thing. "We won't sell out!" ... <whisper>..."to anyone other than this huge record company".
Jetfire wrote: View Post
Couldn't they just have said we don't want to license our music out?

Because clearly they have already sold out and acting like they haven't is stupid.
Kestrel wrote: View Post
Sarek of Vulcan wrote: View Post
Mike Farley wrote: View Post
They're signed to a contract with a GIANT entertainment conglomerate, they;ve already sold out.

I'm sure GLEE will get along just fine without these guys.
That's what I find interesting in this whole thing. "We won't sell out!" ... <whisper>..."to anyone other than this huge record company".
Jetfire wrote: View Post
Couldn't they just have said we don't want to license our music out?

Because clearly they have already sold out and acting like they haven't is stupid.
Fourthed. They're just being pretentious.
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Or they truly believe they didn't sell out by signing up with a record company in which case they're just plain morons.,
There's selling out, and then there's signing to a record company. If you keep your integrity intact as well as your values when you're signed to one of the Big Four (Universal, EMI, Sony, Warner) then it won't really be a problem. The only thing is not letting your music be prostituted, and Kings Of Leon are making sure that won't happen by not having their songs used in commercials, or on Glee.
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Old August 21 2010, 10:14 AM   #13
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Re: Kings of Leon Music Will NOT Be On Glee

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Then just say "we don't want to license out our music" why even mention "selling out" that just makes them sound ridiculous. IMO.
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Old August 21 2010, 10:18 AM   #14
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They should have just said, "we don't want our music used on a show for puffs and lasses" that always goes down well.
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Old August 21 2010, 03:05 PM   #15
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Re: Kings of Leon Music Will NOT Be On Glee

Maybe they just don't want the ego crush from when the Glee version of their song outsells the original?
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