Do you remember Diddy’s 2007 hit, “I’ll Be Missing You”?
The artist (also known as Puff Daddy, P. Diddy and Sean Combs) sampled the song “Every Breath You Take” by The Police without permission. What does this mean? It means that because he’s the only listed songwriter, Sting receives 100% of the royalties for the song. In fact, Sting makes $2,000 every day for the track. Not really sure if he’s making $2,000 every time it plays or for the rest of his life, but either way Sting’s pocket is getting fatter by the day!
P. Diddy's version:
The Police's version:
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