Post by itrainmonkeys on Aug 9, 2012 18:00:02 GMT -5
The late Adam Yauch-- aka Beastie Boys' MCA-- took care to ensure his legacy as a true punk before he died. DNAInfo reports that his will prohibits the use of Beastie Boys songs in advertisements, which happens often with deceased artists. It's a pretty bold move that cements Yauch's ideological reputation, considering the amount of money there is to be made by corporations likely desperate to use the Beastie Boys' trademark sound in their commercials.
Yauch's will was filed on Tuesday in a Manhattan Surrogate Court, and places his entire fortune in a $6.4 million trust for his wife and daughter. He's allowed his wife the right to sell and/or manage his art. Still, it's possible the surviving two Beastie Boys will be able to sell their collective music to advertisers.