Diddy is Paying Sting $5000 Per Day For Sampling Every Breath...

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Back in 1997, Diddy sampled The Police's classic "Every Breath You Take" without permission for his hit with Faith Evans, "I'll Be Missing You".

Sting, who wrote the song, sued Diddy and won 100 per cent of royalties from "I'll Be Missing You", telling "The Breakfast Club" in 2018 that Diddy pays him $2,000 a day for the song. When a clip from the interview recently began spreading around Twitter, Diddy decided to correct the record.

"Nope. 5K a day," he revealed, adding, "Love to my brother @OfficialSting!"



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Re: Diddy is Paying Sting $5000 Per Day For Sampling Every Breath...
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2023, 07:25:28 PM »
I figured since Sting performed the song with PD at the MTV video awards, he was in on it.  Guess not.

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Re: Diddy is Paying Sting $5000 Per Day For Sampling Every Breath...
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2023, 08:22:44 PM »
For how long?

IF it was for a limited amount of time then i can see it.  If it was for the life of the artist (Diddy) then that is a shit ton of money. 

For instance,  2023 is 26 years later from 1997.  365 days per year x 26 years = 9490 days x $5k per day = $47,450,000.00 :o

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Re: Diddy is Paying Sting $5000 Per Day For Sampling Every Breath...
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2023, 08:30:17 PM »
For how long?

IF it was for a limited amount of time then i can see it.  If it was for the life of the artist (Diddy) then that is a shit ton of money. 

For instance,  2023 is 26 years later from 1997.  365 days per year x 26 years = 9490 days x $5k per day = $47,450,000.00 :o

Good question. I guess it likely depends a lot on how much the song generates. $5000 a day is basically $1.8m per year. The court awarded Sting 100% of the song royalties so I guess it's getting a lot of play/streams still. Spotify shows it at 440m+ streams.
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Re: Diddy is Paying Sting $5000 Per Day For Sampling Every Breath...
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2023, 08:32:46 PM »
For how long?

IF it was for a limited amount of time then i can see it.  If it was for the life of the artist (Diddy) then that is a shit ton of money. 

For instance,  2023 is 26 years later from 1997.  365 days per year x 26 years = 9490 days x $5k per day = $47,450,000.00 :o

It apparently goes until 2053.  :o

What’s sad about the whole thing is that you only hear Andy Summers on the sample. A riff he created in the studio. But he didn’t get writing credits…

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Re: Diddy is Paying Sting $5000 Per Day For Sampling Every Breath...
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2023, 06:35:07 AM »
For how long?

IF it was for a limited amount of time then i can see it.  If it was for the life of the artist (Diddy) then that is a shit ton of money. 

For instance,  2023 is 26 years later from 1997.  365 days per year x 26 years = 9490 days x $5k per day = $47,450,000.00 :o

It apparently goes until 2053.  :o

What’s sad about the whole thing is that you only hear Andy Summers on the sample. A riff he created in the studio. But he didn’t get writing credits…

He's the one who should sue, then...
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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Re: Diddy is Paying Sting $5000 Per Day For Sampling Every Breath...
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2023, 06:44:48 AM »
For how long?

IF it was for a limited amount of time then i can see it.  If it was for the life of the artist (Diddy) then that is a shit ton of money. 

For instance,  2023 is 26 years later from 1997.  365 days per year x 26 years = 9490 days x $5k per day = $47,450,000.00 :o

It apparently goes until 2053.  :o

What’s sad about the whole thing is that you only hear Andy Summers on the sample. A riff he created in the studio. But he didn’t get writing credits…

He's the one who should sue, then...

We don’t know what was the deal between Sting and him back then. But obviously, it was bad for him.

And although we don’t actually hear Sting on the Diddy song, many of his lyrics were used. So Sting clearly had the right to sue.
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