Hector will get what he deserves. We can turn around and stop that song. That’s a clear breaking of intellectual property rights.Javier Gómez, the manager of reggaeton artist Hector Delgado • Discussing the negotiations he’s involved in with the Mad Descent label over royalty payments for Baauer’s surprise hit “Harlem Shake.” The song, which became a YouTube staple last month, features an unlicensed sample of Delgado (under the name Hector El Father) using the phrase “Con los terroristas” at the beginning of the song. The song also used an unlicensed sample from rapper Hennessy Youngman (the guy who says the “Do the Harlem Shake” line) from a 2001 Plastic Little song. Youngman, born Jason Musson, is also working out payment details with the label, but is happier about the unexpected success than Delgado is.
March 10, 2013 // 23:03 // 9 months ago