The person who created the famous hockey night in Canada tune wants more money and the CBC won't give it to her so they are in need of a new song for the start of next year. $100,000 grand prize could buy some serious vintage.
I read about this story on Yahoo! There have been major complaints coming in from thousands of Canadian hockey fans. Supposedly HNIC claims that they are still negotiating for the rights to keep the same song.
I understand that the lady who composed the song wants to get fair money for her song, but if HNIC doesn't renew their contract, what will the song be worth to her? In this case, greed could get the best of her!
Liars.....I mean Lawyers are costing her and her family some security. The song will be worthless without this deal from CBC. Let's see......a little something or nothing what would you take! Greed takes over again on both ends. Monies well spent by CBC as opposed to the Millions they waste on crappy programming all funded by Canadians.
I agree that if someone is making $$$ on ringtones that she deserves a piece without doubt!
Why don't they separate the rights? The CBC gets the rights to play it as as theme song, and Doris gets to keep her ring tone rights......I figure her advisors are just trying to put the squeeze on the CBC (It's our money after all)...and without HNIC, the song is not worth as much....someone is trying a powerplay here without all 6 men on the ice
Keep in mind this song was written in 1968 and has played continoulsy for 40 years every Saturday before every Toronto Maple Leafs game.
Check it out.
This message has been edited by shiftintermedia on Jun 9, 2008 7:56 AM This message has been edited by shiftintermedia on Jun 9, 2008 7:56 AM This message has been edited by shiftintermedia on Jun 8, 2008 6:51 PM
Are you serious? CTV paid that much? And to air it during the Olympics....I doubt you really need a theme song to get people to watch Olympic hockey, a hockey fan will watch that regardless. What a joke.
Bobby, that was really funny.
You can see what happens next year as hard as you wish.
No song but also no Keon, Mahovlich, Horton and that guy who lost
his ring in Mexico (Pappin was a leading scorer in playoffs that