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Coldplay Gives Glee Use Of Their Catalogue

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It's hard to imagine any artist refusing to let the FOX hit TV show, Glee, use their music. But travel back a year and half ago, when Lea Michele was on no one's radar but "Springers", and there was one notable band that insisted the show DIDN'T use their music.

That would be Coldplay.

Back to the present, the show has found MAJOR success in the ratings and on the charts and Chris Martin & Co. are retracting their rejection.

Ryan Murphy, creator of Glee, explains:

"At the beginning a lot of people didn't know what we were and asked to see pages [in advance], but I refused because I didn't want to set precedent of them having any involvement. My favorite rejection was Bryan Adams. Coldplay and Bryan Adams were really the only rejections. But Coldplay called a week ago and said, 'We're sorry, you can have our catalog.'"

Smart move. The Glee kids are starting to become very lucrative for not only themselves, but for the writers and publishers of the songs they cover.

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18 comments to “Coldplay Gives Glee Use Of Their Catalogue”

  1. 1

    whose your lawyer pigface?

  2. 2

    I'm not a Coldplay fan, but I can understand why they didn't give approval at first. I would like to see a cool version of "Yellow" (the only song I like by the band).

  3. 3

    I thought this was happening ages ago…. Kind of surprised people are only just finding out about this. Am I the only one who already knew this? Seriously, like 2 months ago…

  4. 4

    His ugly wife is demanding a starring role IF they use his songs, likely …..

  5. 5

    Are they using Coldplay's plagiarize music?

  6. 6



  7. 7

    I hope they do "Speed of Sound", "Clocks" and "Talk".
    Viva La Vida's good too!

  8. 8

    does his blind grandmother sew his clothes?

  9. 9

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Not Coldplay to ruin one of my favorite shows!! Hate coldplay and their ripped off music. Guess I know there will be an episode with dreadful music coming up next season.

  10. 10

    UGH don't use Coldplay music, they just wany more money! They SUUCK

  11. 11


  12. 12

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  13. 13

    You mean they're giving the OK to use whomever they've plagiarized, right?

    I'm sorry, I adore Glee but Coldplay, no thanx.

  14. 14

    I can see why artists wouldn't want to just give their catalogue over to GLEE without knowing the context. As we've seen before, they've done some bad and lazy covers. GLEE is fun to watch, but just singing popular songs around a bad/undeveloped storyline doesn't make it too compelling to watch sometimes.

  15. 15

    great coldplays songs r gna b ruind by gay lame glee

  16. 16

    now that they might get some publicity/money out of it…..
    what a bunch of turds

    glee makes crappy songs sound great but even they would struggle with oldplay

  17. 17

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh shit :( i like coldplay but glee? uuuuuggghhh

  18. 18

    GAH! I don't want Glee to ruin Coldplay songs.