The Doobie Brothers sue Bill Murray

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Kinda odd. Hard for me to imagine a company like that not having a firm make its ads. Does he make and direct them in-house?

Part of the problem with this stuff, like the Trump usage, a lot of the musicians don’t really control who uses their music. It ends up it’s really ASCAP who handles that for most artists, and they have to have it in their contract that they have to specify particular parties they don’t want using their music.

Makes me wonder if this is a problem between the Doobie Brothers and ASCAP. They have already been auctioning royalties from Doobie Brothers music:

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Th Doobie Brothers shouldn’t be lobbing any eternal damnation stones, I mean - they recorded records with Michael McDonald. Even thinking about Takin’ it to the Streets is enough to make me gag.

Just sayin’.

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Probably an advertising stunt they’re both in on. I’ve certainly heard about his shirts for the first time from this, so it kinda worked, too.

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Mr. Murray is a known golfer. Plus, unless Mr. Murray produced these ads, the Doobies have no standing, right?

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I liked that song, as well as most of their stuff that I’ve heard.

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If their music is good enough to use in a commercial then it’s good enough to be compensated for.

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You know how some people can’t tolerate cilantro? That’s how I feel about Michael McDonald. There’s an oleaginous quality to his voice that puts me off. It’s like he’s singing through congealed pork drippings.

I don’t think I suggested otherwise? Michael McDonald may have damned them, but there’s no reason they shouldn’t get their 50 silver pieces.

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Oh, I see; it’s a personal preference thing.

Fair enough.

Don’t hold back, now; tell us how you really feel…

*lolz!

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Feels like Murray’s legal team is substituting humor for respect.

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