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April 1st, 2013

YouTube hit “Harlem Shake“‘s writer/producer Harry Bauer Rodrigues apparently failed to get permission to use at least two samples embodied on the track.  The hit begins with reggaeton artist Hector Delgado singing “con los terroristas” and also used rapper Jayson Musson’s voice yelling “do the Harlem Shake,” without permission from either artist.  ”Harlem Shake” has been at the top of the Billboard 100 for weeks now and has sold close to a million downloads, so the payouts for these uncleared samples could be huge.