Supercell is the Finnish company behind mobile games including Clash of Clans and Brawl Stars. Although its revenues have slipped from its peak of $2.3bn in 2016, it still made nearly $1.5bn last year.
Now, like fellow games publisher Riot Games, Supercell is getting into music. Well, it’s dabbling: releasing a single called ‘We Won’t Cooperate’ by fictional group Bad Randoms as an offshoot from Brawl Stars.
It’s been a modest success on YouTube, with more than 8.6m views so far. However, the company appears to have also run into some legal issues: the song has been removed from streaming services including Spotify.
“Some legal stuff but we believe it was a misunderstanding (because we literally composed and wrote the song, so it would be weird if someone else is claiming it’s their, haha,” tweeted Supercell’s community manager in response to a question about it. “We are already in touch with the claimant to get this solved.”
With Riot Games having expanded to a number of inventive music projects, we’ll be interested to see if Supercell has more ambitions too once this initial headache is sorted.