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Topic: Big brutha....the show
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Aug 25, 2010 05:19PM)
I admit it, I like Big Brother....I'll watch it religiously until the hot girls are off it then I quit. I noticed on the cable version I ran into the other day that the guy who makes announcements will say "Stop singing". It hit me that the reason was they would have to pay if they showed a person singing a song and that was the reason (that is my guess).

My question is this. If they do use a song what is the charge they have to pay?
Message: Posted by: EsnRedshirt (Aug 25, 2010 05:42PM)
Completely depends on the song; different people demand different terms and fees for royalties.

That's why you almost never hear anyone on TV sing "Happy Birthday to You". The company that (theoretically) "owns" it charges outrageous royalties. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Birthday_to_You
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Aug 25, 2010 06:20PM)
In this case I believe that since they showed a character listening to his CD that it would be a modern song off a current recording. I believe it would be, and forgive the spelling, the lovely Beyonce.