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Adam Yauch's will denies use of Beastie Boys' music in ads

By April MacIntyre Aug 10, 2012, 4:19 GMT

Adam Yauch's will denies use of Beastie Boys' music in ads

The Beastie Boys - SXSW 2006 Film and Music Festival in Austin - Beastie Boys Press Conference - March 15, 2006 - Austin Convention Center - Austin, TX, USA © Daniel Locke / PR Photos

Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, who died from cancer this past May at age 47, made sure his artistic dignity would be be maintained after his death. In his will, which was filed Tuesday in Manhattan, the rapper stipulated that his music and “artistic property” cannot be used for advertising purposes.  reports that the late Adam Yauch's Last Will and Testament does prohibit usage of his and the Beastie Boys' songs in adverts.

Yauch - known as MCA - wanted to make sure that after his death the Beastie Boys' trademark sound would never be exploited in commercials.

DNAInfo reports that his will was filed on Tuesday in a Manhattan Surrogate Court, and it stipulates that his wife, Dechen Yauch, has the right to sell and/or manage his art.


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