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AU Band Men At Work Owes Royalties On ‘Kookaburra’

July 6th, 2010 07:19 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

neonsignal writes “Iconic Australian band Men at Work have been ordered to pay royalties for an instrumental riff in their song ‘Down Under.’ The notes were sampled from a well-known children’s song ‘Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree,’ written in 1934 for a Girl Guide’s Jamboree. The Justice found the claims of the copyright owner Larrikin to be excessive, but ordered the payment of royalties and a percentage of future profits. Let’s hope the primary schools are up to date with their ARIA license fees!”

Source: AU Band Men At Work Owes Royalties On ‘Kookaburra’

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