Songwriters That Refuse to License Karaoke in the United States of America

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US Copyright Law prevents American Karaoke companies from producing songs without special permission from the songwriter. So, who’s on the Karaoke No-Fly List? Here you go.

30 Second to Mars: Jared Leto
ABBA: Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson
Adele: Adele Adkins
Aerosmith
Alanis Morrisette
Amy Foster
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Anne Preven
Ashanti
Bee Gees: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Bon Jovi
Brandi Carlile
Brenda Russell
Burt Bacharach
Candlebox:(Kevin Martin / Scott Mercado / David Krusen / Peter Klett / Bardi Martin)
Carl Sturken
Chicago:(Robert Lamm)
Chris Isaak
Christina Aguilera
Coldplay: Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion, Christopher Martin
Counting Crows
Cyndi Lauper
Damien Rice
Dan Fogelberg
Dave Matthews Band
David Byrne
Desiree
Dire Straits: Mark Knopfler
Don Henley
Donna Lewis
Donna Weiss
Eagles:(Don Henley / Glen Frey / Randy Meisner/ Bernie Leadon / John Southner/ Don Felder)
Elvis Costello
Erasure
Eric Clapton(except “Layla”, “Tears In Heaven”, “Wonderful Tonight”)
Eurythmics: David Stewart, Annie Lennox
Evan Rogers
Foo Fighters: Dave Grohl
Frente!: Timothy James / Simon Austin / Angie Hart / Alistair Barden
Garth Brooks
George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
Glenn Frey
Green Day:(Billie Joe Armstrong / Frank E Wright III / Michael Pritchord)
Harry Nilsson
Howard Greenfield
Huey Lewis
Iron Maiden: Stephen Harris, Adrian Smith, Janick Gers, Bruce Dickinson
Jack Johnson
Jack Tempchin
Jacques Brel
James Horner
Jay-Z (RocNation)
Jeff Lynne
Jewel
Jimmy Page
Joe Henry
John Mayer
John Williams
Joni Mitchell
Justin Timberlake
Katy Perry
Kristyn Osborn
Lascelles Stephens
Led Zepplin:(Jimmy Page / Robert Plant / John Paul Jones / John Bonham)
Linda Thompson
Linkin Park: Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington, Robert Bourdon, Brad Delson, Joseph Hahn
Lucas Films Catalog (“Star Wars”, “Indiana Jones”, etc)
Madonna
Me’Shell N’Degeocello
Michael Jackson
Mumford And Sons: Marcus Mumford, Edward Dwane, Benjamin Lovett, Winston Marshall
MUSE (Matthew Bellamy)
Natalie Imbruglia
Neil Diamond
Neil Sedaka
New Order:(Bernard Sumner / Peter Hook / Stephen Morris / Gillian Gilbert)
Nickelback(Chad Kroeger)
Nirvana
Pamela Tillis
Paramore (Hayley Williams / Josh Farro)
Paul Simon
Paul Weller
Pet Shop Boys
Pete Ham (Apple Publishing)
Peter Yarrow
Pink Floyd (Roger Waters)
Pretenders
Prince: Prince Rogers Nelson
Priscilla Renea
Radiohead:(Thom Yorke / Johnathan Greenwood / Ed O’Brien / Phil Selway / Colin Greenwood)
Rammstein: Richard Krupse, Paul Landers, Till Lindemann, Christian Lorenz, Oliver Riedel, Christoph Schnieder
Randy Newman
Red Hot Chili Peppers
REM (Michael Stipe / Mike Mills / Peter Buck / Bill Berry)
Robert Lamm
Rod Temperton
Sade
Savage Garden (Daniel Jones / Darren Hayes)
Scott Cutler
Serj Tankian
Shakira
Sheryl Crow
Simply Red
Snap (Michael Muenzing / Luca Anzilotti)
Snow Patrol: Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Jonathan Quinn, Tom Simpson, Paul Wilson
Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Stills
Steve Winwood
Steven Sater
Stevie Nicks
Suzanne Vega
The Cars: Rick Ocasek
The Clash: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Topper Headon, Paul Simonon
The Foals: Yannis Philippakis, Jack Bevan, James Smith, Edward Congreave, Walter Gervers
The Hives (Randy Fitzsimmons)
The Killers: Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, Ronnie Vannucci
The Ramones
The Swell Season (Glen Hansard / Marketa Irglova)
Tom Evans (Apple Publishing)
Tracy Chapman
U2
Van Halen (Anthony Michael / Alex Van Halen / Edward Van Halen / Sammy Hagar)
Van Morrison
Wallflowers (Jakob Dylan)
Wayne Hector
Yes (Jon Anderson/Steve Howe)
Young the Giant