Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Friday On My Mind

By now, I think everyone has heard or heard of Friday by Rebecca Black. Her mother paid Ark Music $4000 (according to the agreement with Ark,  Black has 100 percent ownership and control of Friday, including the master recording and the music video) to come up with the song and shoot the video.  YouTube views are over 84 million.

Everyone knows who she is.  This of course has led to a possible lawsuit..  Black and her mother are accusing Ark of copyright infringement and unlawful exploitation of publicity rights according to CNN.   Ark founder Patrice Wilson said Black will get her master and will be removed from the Ark Website (As of this writing, only the video is posted on the website),  as she is no longer with them. 

The song now seems to have a life of it's own.  Watch Stephen Colbert and friends' version from the Jimmy Fallon show.  Make sure you play it till the end to experience the extravaganza.

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