Adam Levine, the frontman for Maroon 5, wasn’t happy when he heard one of his songs playing on Fox News. The singer took to Twitter to demand that Fox never play his music again.
Levine wrote on Twitter:
“Dear Fox News, don’t play our music on your evil fucking channel ever again. Thank you.”
Musicians have frequently requested politicians to stop using their songs, but it’s rare for a musician to ask an entire network to stop playing their music. Why? Well, according to Rolling Stone, a musician doesn’t normally get paid royalties when a politician uses their song in a campaign. A network like Fox, on the other hand, is probably paying Maroon 5 to use their song.
Which is probably why Levine took to Twitter, instead of a court room, to tell Fox to stop playing his music. That way he gets to voice his personal opinion while still collecting a check.
Fox didn’t comment on the legal or financial agreement that it has with Maroon 5, but Fox anchor Greg Gutfeld from “Red Eye With Greg Gutfeld,” sent a tweet back to Levine.
“Dear @AdamLevine, don’t make crappy [f—ing] music ever again. Thank you.”
It isn’t clear exactly what song was played by Fox or why Levine took particular offense to it.
Do you agree with Adam Levine actually wants to get his music off of Fox News? Or was he just expressing his personal opinion about the network?