Smashing Pumpkins song copyright infringement.

The Smashing Pumpkins' song Bullet With Butterfly Wings is clearly taken by a "group" named Blue Light Special. The song name for it. Is "Still Just a Rat in a Cage". Clearly. I do not own this media. But I believe this is a problem.

Hey @el3ctr01d!

 

Thanks for reporting this. As it's not an ongoing issue, we'll go ahea and change the status of your post. Rest assured, we've let the right folks know all the info :)

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MattSuda
Community Legend

@el3ctr01d

 

Thanks for reporting this. I will pass this on to be looked into. 

Spotify
Spotify
Status changed to: Not An Issue

Hey @el3ctr01d

 

We're just updating the status of your post, as we've already passed this info on to our Content team.

 

Let us know if we can help out with anything else :)

Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Not An Issue

Hey @el3ctr01d!

 

Thanks for reporting this. As it's not an ongoing issue, we'll go ahea and change the status of your post. Rest assured, we've let the right folks know all the info :)

Maxaxik
Newbie

The song in question is still on Spotify, are there more fake artists as well?

mwbrennan
Newbie

I too came across this song in my "Discover Weekly" today... Blue Light Special seems to even be two different bands on Spotify? Seems fishy to me...

tampabuc2004
Newbie

This Song is still on Spotify and was recently suggested in my Discover Weekly.

scundiff0021
Newbie

Not only is the song still on Spotify and showing up on discover, they also recently posted a new song entitled "Zipper Blues" which is exactly the same as 1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins. This is getting a little ridiculous. 

gpgrocker
Regular

 So either the joke is going over my head, or some people here are missing the fact that they're covers..?

nopenoidea
Newbie

I totally agree, this is odd. If it was under the proper name, it'd be a cover, it's clearly not.

gpgrocker
Regular

No it's definitely a cover. Listen to the two songs side by side, Blue Light Special's is different. Covers aren't required to be named the same as their source material. Finally, this isn't even a spotify issue. This would be up to The Smashing Pumpkins (or their producer for the song) if they'd want to, which they wouldn't as this is still completely legal.