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Old 03-28-11, 05:18 PM
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Re: Rebecca Black's "Friday" This Week's Worst Song of All Time

Conan had a great parody last week:
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Old 03-28-11, 11:29 PM
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Jeezus. Some of these parodies are even less witty than the abysmally poor original. The orchestral one is probably the best.
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I don't have a beef with the video. I mean, it's not for us, so why bother? It's for the audience that watches The Disney Channel.

However, I do find it very creepy that the rapper is in a big hurry to make it to that party at the end. What does he have in mind for a party full of 13 year olds?

It's also educational. Now kids everywhere know that Saturday is after Friday, and Sunday...comes afterwaaaaards.
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Have you guys not heard the orchestral version of Friday?

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Wow, went to their main page and they have some really good orchestral remakes.
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Old 04-01-11, 04:36 PM
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^ What was this supposed to be? Although I'm almost afraid to ask since it's from 4chan and in a thread about a 13 year old girl... lol
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Exclusive: Rebecca Black Fighting Ark Music Factory Over 'Friday'
Singer pursues production company for ultimate control of her music

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April 1, 2011 2:25 PM ET

It didn't take long for everyone involved in the Rebecca Black story to start squabbling. Black whose song "Friday" hit Number 38 on Billboard's digital singles chart this week and her mother, Georgina Marquez Kelly, are accusing Ark Music Factory, which produced "Friday," of copyright infringement and unlawful exploitation of publicity rights.

A March 29 letter from Black and Marquez Kelly's lawyer Brian Schall to Ark Music Factory obtained by Rolling Stone alleges that Ark has failed to provide Black with the master recordings of her song and video; has been exploiting her likeness and her song on YouTube, iTunes, Amazon and Ark's website; created an unauthorized "Friday" ringtone; and has been advertising Black as an exclusive Ark recording artist on its website.

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In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ark Music Factory founder Patrice Wilson denied most of the allegations in the letter. "I have met with Rebecca Black's mom and everything is fine," he said. "She will get the masters and the song. They can have it all."

Marquez Kelly paid Ark $4,000 (not $2,000, as has been widely reported) to produce the song, and according to Schall's letter, the agreement that she signed with Ark in November stipulates that Black has 100 percent ownership and control of "Friday," including the master recording and the music video.

Black shot the video for "Friday" in January, and the Ark team finished it a few weeks later. It was uploaded to YouTube on February 10th, but it only had around 4,000 views until it was posted on comedian Daniel Tosh's Tosh.O Comedy Central blog on March 11th, and comedian Michael J. Nelson tweeted about it. Overnight, it had gotten over 200,000 views, and by March 15th, it had over five million views on YouTube. And after her Good Morning America appearance on March 18th, she had evolved from a meme to a celebrity.

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"She's not our exclusive artist," said Wilson. "Once an artist meets with us and once they blow up, they have a choice to retain us or move on if they can. Rebecca is now signed with someone else." Wilson added that he will remove Black from the Ark Music Factory website.

But Ark's lawyer, Barry Rothman, cast doubt on the validity of the November agreement. "The agreement was not court-approved," Rothman said. "They say they own the composition. Nothing could be further from the truth. If they go forward and license it or attempt to copyright it in their name, that would be copyright infringement and we'd act accordingly under the circumstances."
Old 04-01-11, 08:22 PM
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Pretty funny that nobody was at all prepared for this thing to blow up like it has (either Ark Factory or the parents). I'm guessing that future recordings like this will be carefully contracted -- even though I'm sure this is a one-time thing.
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Pretty funny that nobody was at all prepared for this thing to blow up like it has (either Ark Factory or the parents). I'm guessing that future recordings like this will be carefully contracted -- even though I'm sure this is a one-time thing.
That was the first thing I thought of when I heard that Black had full rights to the song. I'm sure Ark was in their lawyer's office the very next day changing their standard contract to retain at least a percentage of any future recordings.
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Stephen Colbert & The Roots doing "Friday"
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"She's not our exclusive artist," said Wilson. "Once an artist meets with us and once they blow up, they have a choice to retain us or move on if they can.
He says that like it happens all the time.

In reality, $4,000 isn't a whole lot of money for some studio time, an a day long (probably) video shoot and post production costs. I can't believe Ark would be giving 100% rights and control away without a fight.
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I really hate a lot of music, and have to say that this song is really not that bad. Do I want to listen to it again? No. Not ever. But I have heard far worse.
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"it it only had around 4,000 views until it was posted on comedian Daniel Tosh's Tosh.O Comedy Central blog on March 11th"
I already fucking hate Tosh (one of the most annoying "comedians" ever), and the fact that he's responsible for inserting this shit into the popular cannon makes him even more reprehensible. He's worse than Rebecca Black since she's a kid and doesn't know any better - Tosh is an adult and being oblivious to the fact that he sucks should make him the target of more scorn than Black.
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^ you lost your marbles, Tosh is great.

He's not doing anything new or amazing but he has some good stuff and is generally pretty funny.
Sure other writers exist for the Tosh.o show but his stand up was pretty funny too.

'Friday' is also great. It's SO terrible that it's passed beyond bad and has become hilarious and therefore fantastic.
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He's an annoying ass and I want to punch him in his stupid face every time he opens his pie hole!
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i'm going to have to agree that tosh isn't funny and quite the douchebag
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He's an annoying ass and I want to punch him in his stupid face every time he opens his pie hole!
Change the channel.
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Over 82 million views now on the original.

204,168 likes, 1,620,426 dislikes
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Change the channel.
Oh, I do. But sometimes you just can't get away from the zeitgeist, however annoying it may be, this very thread being an example.
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i'm going to have to agree that tosh isn't funny and quite the douchebag
I remember watching his first stand-up special on Comedy Central and thinking how much of a douche he was.

Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
Oh, I do. But sometimes you just can't get away from the zeitgeist, however annoying it may be, this very thread being an example.
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Oh, I do. But sometimes you just can't get away from the zeitgeist, however annoying it may be, this very thread being an example.
"Zeitgiest" Once I heard Tori Spelling use that word in an interview, I knew it had lost all meaning...
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I wonder how this song is any better/worse than anything the Black Eyed Peas release? Why are they bazillionaires and no one seems to question it?
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^because they've been doing it since 1998. They're veterans of stupid lyrics and videos.
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^Stupidity + Time = Pop-Culture Acceptability

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