Harlem Shake Features Unlicensed Samples That Could Now Cost Baauer and His Label Dearly...
By Helienne Lindvall - Read the full article here!
The news that the YouTube phenomenon Harlem Shake contains samples that the song's producer and writer, Harry Bauer Rodrigues (recording name Baauer), didn't get permission to use illustrates the ignorance that still exists regarding copyright – in particular in the dance community.
Apparently former reggaetón artist Hector Delgado didn't realize the number one hit begins with a sample of him singing/yelling his trademark "con los terroristas" till his manager pointed it out to him a few weeks ago. "It's almost like they came on my land and built a house," he told the New York Times.