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Adam Yauch's will prohibits use of his music in commercials

Adam Yauch's will prohibits use of his music in commercials

The will of former Beastie Boy Adam Yauch prohibits the use of his music and "artistic property" for advertising purposes after his death.

According to a report on Rolling Stone, who claim to have seen a copy of Yauch's will, the document says, "Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes."

Rolling Stone notes that the phrase "or any music or any artistic property created by me" was added in handwriting.

Yauch, who died from cancer on May 4, left $6.4 million to his wife, Dechen, and their daughter, Tenzin Losel.


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