The same people win no matter which track you buy you mugs
Rage Against The Machine are on Sony, I'd be surprised if Simon Cowell hasn't bought the publishing Killing In The Name (or whatever the music industry term is for "making it so he earns money when it does well") as well as all the X-Factor acts. Maybe he's behind the whole Facebook campaign.
I thought this was something I could ignore, but they were slobbering over it on 6 Music this morning, saying yes, isn't it brilliant, this will stick one to the man if we get this song to number one instead of that one! Maybe I am naive, but BBC I expect better.
There was a similar campaign last year to get a non x-factor version of Hallelujah to number one, so either Leonard Cohen or Jeff Buckley, and I'm sure it turns out that Simon Cowell had the publishing for all the versions.
Andrew Collings says this better probably, though maybe not quite so cynically or paranoid.
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