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16 September 2013
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More info at George's and the newno2 FB pages:

Today Dhani Harrison digitally releases his version of “For You Blue,” a song written by his father George Harrison and appeared on The Beatles’ 'Let It Be' album. All proceeds go to the Material World Foundation, which is currently focused on helping create awareness for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and its mission to cure spinal cord injury.

"For You Blue" on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/DHforyoublue
More info: http://thenewno2.com/

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16 September 2013
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^^ If Gap is not directly donating, I would think Dhani is donating his fee to the charity.

Bloomberg News article on The Gap's latest TV ads, including Dhani's.

Also, there's a behind-the-scenes YouTube video.

[x-posted to the news]

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17 September 2013
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Isn't Harrisongs controlled by Olivia (and possibly Dhani) which wasn't part of Northern Songs as that's just Paul and John. Tho if so why do we keep seeing covers of Here Comes The Sun, Something etc. This whole legal you own the copyright, I own the sheet music, they own the actual record, she owns the banjo stuff is too damn confusing.

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18 September 2013
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Come Together

(Harley Davidson Motorcycles)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....nRfJAgRA0U

 

All Together Now

(Sprint cell phone company)

 

Come Together

(Beatles Rock Band)

 

All You Need Is Love

(Luvs diapers)

 

With A Little Help From My Friends

(Hampton Inn)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?f.....AejzS-XqXo

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meanmistermustard said
The covers are dreadful. Any company that expects me to pay more attention and possibly invest in their product (be it time, cash, signing up, whatever) because its a Beatles cover is sadly mistaken, I'm far more likely to turn over in revolt.

The ad for Rock Band brings memories of the incredible intro for the game.

Indeed - the kids and I were blown away the first time we stuck that one in the 360 on a new TV we had bought just a few days prior.

 

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meanmistermustard said
The covers are dreadful. Any company that expects me to pay more attention and possibly invest in their product (be it time, cash, signing up, whatever) because its a Beatles cover is sadly mistaken, I'm far more likely to turn over in revolt.

The ad for Rock Band brings memories of the incredible intro for the game.

I protested Target for a while because of their use of Hello, Goodbye especially after they had the Jonas Brother do a cover; furthermore, Walmart is closer, so even more of a reason. 

There was one other ad I can't remember what it was, but it was in the last year or two and they had bad cover of Help. Every time came on I felt like reaching through my tv and strangle who even was singing it. One of the other things that makes me mad about the motorcycle company commercial is the channel it airs on does other classic rock covers just like that. Last night they played on a tv show Rolling Stones' "As Tears Goes By". They made it so dreadful how they killed the song. paul-mccartney

On a lighter note, I loved the Rock Band commercial when it was being advertising. Its awesome heart 

 

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meanmistermustard said

Isn't Harrisongs controlled by Olivia (and possibly Dhani) which wasn't part of Northern Songs as that's just Paul and John. Tho if so why do we keep seeing covers of Here Comes The Sun, Something etc. This whole legal you own the copyright, I own the sheet music, they own the actual record, she owns the banjo stuff is too damn confusing.

 

It is confusing, and I just read an article that reminded me of your comment:

Under American law, copyright holders have a right to control the performance of a work at any “place open to the public or at a place where a substantial number of persons outside of a normal circle of a family and its social acquaintances are gathered.”

 

How that affects the Lennon/McCartney catalog, I don't know, though Paul has talked about having to pay to perform his own Beatles songs in concert. But presumably, George and then Olivia/maybe Dhani have had a say over the performance of cover versions in the US, at least.

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Covers might be seen as a kind of mark of respect or tribute but the use in commercials. Gary Barlows dreary cover of Here Comes The Sun was used to advertise M&S. A lesson in how to turn such a bright, uplifting song into blah.

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meanmistermustard said
Covers might be seen as a kind of mark of respect or tribute but the use in commercials. Gary Barlows dreary cover of 
Here Comes The Sun was used to advertise M&S. A lesson in how to turn such a bright, uplifting song into blah.

Speaking about dreary covers, "I Want To Hold Your Hand" used in Across The Universe then in Glee is a very eh. Particularly, the Glee one they took a happy song about holding hands to talking about almost mourning a loss. :/ The same character did the same thing to "Blackbird". Used a song about encouragement during the civil rights to singing about a dead bird. a-hard-days-night-paul-4

 

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I guess John was asked to advertise sportswear.. and I think he hit B4s during that shouting section at the beginning.

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