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Adam Yauch's Will Prohibits The Use Of His Music In Advertisements

Adam Yauch's Will Prohibits The Use Of His Music In Advertisements

Before his death Adam Yauch made sure to prohibit the usage of any of the Beastie Boys' songs in advertisements.

The late artist is protected from having his music or "artist property" borrowed to use for any advertising purposes, says his will, which was filed Tuesday in Manhattan Surrogate court.

"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," reads a copy of the will obtained by Rolling Stone. There is also a section which reads, "or any music or any artistic property created by me" that was added in handwriting to the will.

Yauch named his wife, Dechen, as the executor of his estate. He also left $6.4 million to his wife and their daughter, Tenzin Losel.

Yauch lost his battle with cancer on May 4, 2012.

by RTT Staff Writer

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