Franz Ferdinand Pissed Over McDonalds Commercial

Music licensing is one of the most consistent revenue sources for the recorded music industry in the digital age. Getting a song placed in a commercial or on the sound track to a movie can net a band tens of thousands of dollars. But when a label makes licensing deals, things can get a little shady; such was the case when Epic made the decision to license a song by Franz Ferdinand to McDonalds without the band’s consent. Franz Ferdinand singer Alex Kapranos exploded via Twitter, clearly unhappy his music was used to sell burgers. Just another reason to pay attention to the contracts you sign and the people you do business with.