If you are not familiar with how The Doors and Skrillex are connected, skip to the bottom of this article first and watch the video of ‘Breakin’ A Sweat’.
Further, because certain artists: The Doors, Journey, Neil Young, and Bonnie Raitt have pulled themselves and their catalogs from the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (MCPS), BBC would be violating copyright laws by playing anything that those artists collaborated on, or their works are sampled by. While this not only affects the electronic world, we are most familiar with collaborations from Skrillex and Chase & Status.
Restrictions on the artists read as follows:
You can NOT use tracks by these composers on the radio and/or online.
You can NOT use tracks by these composers whether they are originals or covers.
You can NOT use the lyrics.
You can NOT put performances using these compositions on line.
You can NOT use tracks which include samples of these compositions
You can NOT use clips which include any compositions by these composers
This ban may in turn have artists boycotting BBC and will be especially interesting considering Skrillex’s relationship with BBC Radio 1