Here's a fun game of seeking permission to quote the lyrics to Echo and the Bunnymen's Bring on the Dancing Horses at the start of The Ascent of Isaac Steward.
( See my original post here. ) ...
Echo and The Bunnymen official website say go forward 3 spaces to Warner Brothers.
Warner Brothers' still clip and licensing department say miss a go whilst we take a look.
Warner brothers say we don't hold the rights, try Paramount as the song was used in The Pretty in Pink Song - go back one space.
Paramount say miss a go whilst we have a think.
Paramount say you need to ask PRS for music go forward 6 spaces.
Passed GO! on the way and earned £200.00.
PRS said miss a go whilst we take a look.
PRS said according to our systems this song is registered as being published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd - go forward one space to Warner Chappell Music.
Warner Chappell Music say advance to GO! they are the correct people to deal with. ( Yeah at last ! )
Warner Chappell Music agree a fee to use the lyrics subject to the song writer's approval - pay bank £X.
Warner Chappell Music say Echo & The Bunnymen say no you can't quote them - end of game you loose.
Snakes and Ladders anyone?