Yesterday, we sat in on a MIDEM session with PJ Bloom, currently earning plaudits for his work as music supervisor on Glee. He hit back at artists like Gorillaz and Kings of Leon who’ve publicly promised never to allow their songs to be used on the show. “It seems like it’s the chic thing to say `I turned Glee down!’ – that’s a testament to its popularity. If people care so much that they wanna talk s**t about my show, that’s a positive thing!” Bloom also reminded the audience that breaking new bands is NOT what Glee is about, while giving an insight into how he gets publishers to agree to Glee’s regular ‘mash-ups’ of two songs. The key? He says they’re medleys, not mash-ups, which is apparently less problematic from a licensing perspective.

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