This Musician Has Slammed H&M For Using His Track On Instagram Without Permission

On Monday, H&M posted a short video with a backing track on Instagram to advertise an article about blue jeans in the H&M magazine.

After two commenters praised the backing track and asked what it was called, H&M replied saying the song “does not have a name” and was “specifically produced for us to use” in the advertisement.

But Sutherland, a producer and keyboard player from Melbourne, commented on the post saying the track was actually his song Bamboo and accused H&M of using it without permission.

“Actually this is my song Bamboo, that I produced. You are using it without approval, licence or credit. DM me and let’s make a deal 🤝 🤙” he wrote.

Sutherland also tagged the brand in posts on Facebook and Twitter asking that they contact him immediately.

A representative from Sutherland’s label, Clarity Recordings, told BuzzFeed News: “We have reached out privately to H&M about the matter. No further comment at this time.”

The H&M Instagram post, which has since been deleted, was flooded with people criticising the brand and posting the hashtag #payharvey.

A number of people wrote that they had used music recognition app Shazam to identify the song as Bamboo.

“Hey guys I suggest you credit @harveysutherland for using his song and stop pretending that it was specifically made for you. Clearly not, just use Shazam and see!!!” one person wrote.

“Shazam does exist you know…” wrote another user.

BuzzFeed News also tried Shazam-ing the song – where it was identified as Sutherland’s Bamboo.

The drama comes a month after H&M was forced to apologise and withdraw an image of a black child wearing a hoodie with the slogan “coolest monkey in the jungle” on it.

At the time, several customers tweeted to say the company had “missed the mark” and called the choice “racist” and “irresponsible”.

UPDATE: H&M has deleted the Instagram post and released a statement apologising for using Sutherland’s Bamboo.”We apologise and have now removed content featuring the music from all of our social media accounts. We are also in direct contact with the artist,” a spokesperson told BuzzFeed News at 10.40pm AEST.

This post has been updated to reflect that H&M has since deleted the Instagram post.

We Asked K-Pop Stars iKON 12 Questions To Celebrate Their “Return” Comeback

B.I: “These days, everything Song does is hilarious.”

Jay: “Song’s dance. Ju-ne’s gluttony.”

Bobby: “Chan’s extraordinary behavior and smile.”

Song: “Jay studying people’s faces and moods. Whenever he does a certain behavior he looks around and considers other people’s faces, and when he gets caught doing this, he shows a really funny facial expression.”

Ju-ne: “Song’s serious face. When DK turns sulky.”

DK: “When we talk about practically anything before practice. There isn’t a clear subject but the situation itself is funny.”

Chan: “DK’s cute actions. The ones he does by himself.”

Paul Simon Has Announced He Will Stop Touring After His Upcoming Shows

Paul Simon, best known for being half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel and for his solo album Graceland, has announced he will stop touring after his current tour concludes, saying the death of his lead guitarist and time away from his wife and family led him to make the decision.

Following his upcoming tour, the Grammy award winner said he anticipates doing “the occasional performance” and will donate future earnings to philanthropic organizations, especially those with environmental focuses.

“It feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating, and something of a relief,” Simon said, of his farewell tour.

In a career that has spanned seven decades, Simon has won 12 Grammy awards and is responsible for several hits including “Mrs. Robinson,” “Graceland,” and “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover.” He has been married to musician Edie Brickell since 1992.

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Lady Gaga Has Cancelled The Rest Of Her Tour Due To Severe Pain

The statement said:

“Unfortunately, Lady Gaga is suffering from severe pain that has materially impacted her ability to perform live. As a result Live Nation and Lady Gaga are announcing the cancellation of the final 10 dates of the European leg of her Joanne World Tour. Last night, with strong support from her medical team, Lady Gaga made the tough decision to immediately come off the road. She is extremely sorry and deeply saddened that she cannot perform for her European fans, who have waited so patiently.

“She is in the care of expert medical professionals who are working closely with her so she can continue to perform for her fans for years to come.

“Ticket holders may obtain a refund beginning Tuesday 6 February at point of purchase.”

She apologised to fans but said she had to “put myself and my well-being first”.

“I’m so devastated I don’t know how to describe it. All I know is that if I don’t do this, I am not standing by the words or meaning of my music. My medical team is supporting the decision for me to recover at home. We’re cancelling the last 10 shows of my Joanne World Tour,” Gaga said. “I love this show more than anything, and I love you, but this is beyond my control. London, Manchester, Zurich, Koln, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin. And Rio. I promise I will be back in your city, but for now, I need to put myself and my well-being first. I love you, forever. XX Gaga.”