The Verve Bitter Sweet Symphony SAMPLE SOURCE FOR Bittersweet Symphony





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Allen Klein

Klein died in New York City on July 4, 2009 of Alzheimer's disease.[3][6]

Late in his career, Klein agreed to license a sample of a Rolling Stones song to the British group the Verve for their hit single "Bittersweet Symphony." But after the song was released, ABKCO successfully argued in court that the Verve had used too much of the sample and won 100 percent of the song's royalties.

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"Bitter Sweet Symphony" is a song by English alternative rock band The Verve, and is the lead track on their third album Urban Hymns (1997). It was released on 16 June 1997 as the first single from the album, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart. The single was released in the United States in early 1998, reaching number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also became famous for the legal controversy surrounding its use of an orchestral sample as its hook.

Later in 1998, a remixed version of "Bitter Sweet Symphony" appeared in the UK music charts called "Treat Infamy" by Rest Assured. CDs were pressed and do exist. However, due to copyright restrictions this version is no longer available commercially. This version is credited as having been written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards with additional material by Laurence Nelson, Alastair Johnson & Nick Carter.

Rolling Stone ranked "Bitter Sweet Symphony" as the 382nd best song of all time.[1] In May 2007, NME magazine placed "Bitter Sweet Symphony" at number 18 in its list of the "50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever".[2] In September 2007, Q published a list of "Top 10 Tracks" as selected via a poll of 50 songwriters; "Bitter Sweet Symphony" is included.[3]

Allen Klein (December 18, 1931 July 4, 2009)
READ WIKIPEDIA ON HIM BECAUSE THEY JUST CHANGED THE CONTENT. all the money goes to this guy because he was able to own the rights to all the 60 s stones stuff and the stones dont!!! also the old WIKIPEDIA entry stated "they used too much of the sample" so everybody read WIKIPEDIA on
because it has now changed
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On their song "Bittersweet Symphony," the British rock group The Verve sampled an orchestration from The Rolling Stones' "The Last Time," the rights to which are owned by Klein's ABKCO Industries. Before the release of the album, The Verve negotiated a licensing agreement with Klein, who administered The Stones' catalogue, to use the sample (or at least the compositional rights to the sample). In 1997, The Verve's album Urban Hymns peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard charts. A bitter legal battle ensued, resulting in The Verve turning over 100% of the royalties to ABKCO. Klein argued that The Verve had violated the previous licensing agreement by using too much of the sample in their song. Capitalizing off the success of the song, Klein licensed The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony" to Nike, who proceeded to run a multi-million dollar television campaign using The Verve's song over shots of its sneakers. Klein also allowed the song to be used in advertisements for Vauxhall automobiles. (Additionally, though the song was authored by The Rolling Stones, the Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra performed the sampled recording, and also filed suit upon the success of the song. When "Bittersweet Symphony" was nominated for a Grammy Award, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones were named as the nominees, rather than The Verve.

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Klein died in New York City on July 4, 2009 of Alzheimer's disease.[3][6]

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