Man Who Supposedly Wrote "Da Da Da Da Da Da Charge" Wants Royalties
"Da da da da da da CHARGE!"
Bobby Kent worked for the San Diego Chargers back in 1978, during which time he penned a little diddy he called "Stadium Doo Dads."
The popular song, which surely you've heard, goes "Da da da da da da Charge!" Well, Kent copyrighted his little song back in 1981 and received $10K to $20K a year for the Chargers' use of it. But the Chargers aren't the only team (or sport) to have this song on retainer. The only thing is, the other venues, teams, and sport genres haven't compensated Kent for his work. And now he's pissed.
Thus comes what Miami New Times has called the "new front-runner for best lawsuit of the year."
Kent, "co-owner of Pompano Beach's Hollbrand Music Publishers, filed suit
Thursday in Miami-Dade County against the American Society of Composers,
Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)."
If he wins this suit, which is hard to tell at this point, Kent stands to gain millions of dollars.
To read the whole story, head over to Miami New Times.
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