Clearance problems result in Jessie Ware title change

January 2013

Artistes, Music publishing


Jessie Ware’s debut album ‘Devotion’ will get a physical release in the US later this month but without the original version of the single ‘110%’ won’t be on it – the track will be renamed ‘If You’re Never Gonna Move‘ after Ware was unable to clear a sample on the track from ‘100%’ by late rapper Big Pun. The opening line of the song, which is taken from Big Pun’s track, “Carvin my initials on your forehead“, is replaced by a new line, “Coming on a mission like a warhead“. Ware told Billboard “We had to be imaginative and change the words. It’s annoying but it always happens”, she said. The rest of the album remains untouched though.

CMU Daily  14 December 2012

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