“That is every song I’ve ever written, “Badlands,” “Prove It All Night” . . . Listen up, youngsters, this is how successful theft is accomplished.”
Bruce Springsteen, after singing The Animals’ We Gotta Get Out of the Place during his keynote address to 3,000 budding musicians at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW). Good advice, although not necessarily what copyright lawyers for music producers like to hear.