|After Baauer's "Harlem Shake" reached #1 on the Billboard Top 100, Baauer and his label (Mad Decent) are being asked to pay royalties for the uncleared samples.|
Both Mr. Musson and Mr. Delgado are seeking compensation from Mad Decent Records, which put out the single last year. The label and Mr. Rodrigues declined to comment. But the tale of how an obscure dance track containing possible copyright violations rose to the top of pop charts illustrates not only the free-for-all nature of underground dance music but also the power of an Internet fad to create a sudden hit outside the major-label system.
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