Dec 29, 2008, 10:27AM

Post-music musicians

It's all about TV.

Which means your song might get on Entourage!:

But some bands still have an aversion to the idea of having their songs associated with a TV show or movie - for example, the Weakerthans, who licensed their song "Aside" for the hit movie "The Wedding Crashers."

"That was the one we tested the waters with, and it went OK, but I have some mixed feelings about it," said singer John Samson.

"It's certainly a massive grey sea there of ethics. I certainly don't blame people who have done it because the money is enticing - and as you know musicians are increasingly finding it difficult to find ways to make money - so on that hand I think it's one of those things that's available to struggling musicians."

The most difficult licensing deal for some musicians to accept is selling a song for a commercial, but even that's becoming less taboo.


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