*NEWS*BAND CASHES IN ON COPIER AD TUNE

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*NEWS*BAND CASHES IN ON COPIER AD TUNE

 user 2005-12-22 at 9:50:00 am Views: 82
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    Scots band cash in on U.S. photocopier ad tune
    GLASGOW indie band Looper are quids in after copying firm Xerox used one of their tracks on a TV advertising campaign in the US.
    The
    group, fronted by former Belle And Sebastian founding member Stuart
    David, gave permission for their 2000 single Mondo 77 to be used in the
    adverts screened across the US.
    The track has also featured on the soundtrack to the Tom Cruise movie Vanilla Sky and German film The Edukators.
    It
    has been aired regularly over the past three years after Xerox
    advertising executives picked it for its “simplicity, energy, modern
    style and sense of humour”.
    It’s estimated Looper could have earned £500,000 in royalties from the advert.
    Stuart
    David, who formed Looper with his wife Karn, said the track made them
    enough money to give them a living. But he said they had not amassed
    many new fans as a result of the song being used in the ads.
    The
    band are currently without a record label, having released their last
    album, The Snare, on Mute after leaving their original label Jeepster
    after two albums, Geometrid and Up A Tree.
    They are working on new songs to be released as download tracks from their intenet site.