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(since this involves Darren Criss I’m dropping this into the Darren Tag. Hope nobody minds)Tuesday night (August 28, 2012) I got to spend some time with Madonna’s manager, Guy Oseary, before her concert and among the things we talked about I asked what did they (he and Madonna) think of Darren Criss’ cover of “Dress You Up” for Fashion’s Night Out 2012 and what needed to happen to gain their approval to have it released as a charity single. Guy told me that they love Darren but they weren’t even aware that Darren had covered “Dress You Up” and therefore had never heard it. He asked that I e-mail it to him when I got home (which I did) and he’ll look into it. So, there you go fans - I’M ON IT! :)UPDATE: Since this post has garnered a ton of recent attention, I figured I’d update it with a little bit of info for everyone who’s clamoring for Glee/Ryan Murphy/FNO/Vogue to release Darren’s version of “Dress You Up” used in the PSA.
 What everyone needs to understand is that, while it’s great to see fans rallying and signing petitions, it may not be enough. The full track, itself, cannot be released for distribution for “profit” (of any kind, charity or not) until all parties involved in its production come to an agreement with regards to its distribution and the royalties to-be earned from its release.
This means the original writers (Andrea LaRusso and Peggy Stanziale) who hold the copyright to the lyrics, the original record company (Warner/Reprise) who holds the publishing rights, the producers (Alex & Adam Anders and possibly Nile Rodgers, the original producer of the song), Darren Criss (who performed it and needs to be compensated for his work), Ryan Murphy and quite possibly Madonna and her management would all need to work out an agreement that would benefit all parties involved legally as well as financially.
It’s a sad but true story about how the music industry really works behind closed doors but it doesn’t mean give up hope because it is very possible that this deal has already been worked out or is in the process of being worked out. Supply and demand…

(since this involves Darren Criss I’m dropping this into the Darren Tag. Hope nobody minds)

Tuesday night (August 28, 2012) I got to spend some time with Madonna’s manager, Guy Oseary, before her concert and among the things we talked about I asked what did they (he and Madonna) think of Darren Criss’ cover of “Dress You Up” for Fashion’s Night Out 2012 and what needed to happen to gain their approval to have it released as a charity single. Guy told me that they love Darren but they weren’t even aware that Darren had covered “Dress You Up” and therefore had never heard it. He asked that I e-mail it to him when I got home (which I did) and he’ll look into it. So, there you go fans - I’M ON IT! :)

UPDATE: Since this post has garnered a ton of recent attention, I figured I’d update it with a little bit of info for everyone who’s clamoring for Glee/Ryan Murphy/FNO/Vogue to release Darren’s version of “Dress You Up” used in the PSA.

What everyone needs to understand is that, while it’s great to see fans rallying and signing petitions, it may not be enough. The full track, itself, cannot be released for distribution for “profit” (of any kind, charity or not) until all parties involved in its production come to an agreement with regards to its distribution and the royalties to-be earned from its release.

This means the original writers (Andrea LaRusso and Peggy Stanziale) who hold the copyright to the lyrics, the original record company (Warner/Reprise) who holds the publishing rights, the producers (Alex & Adam Anders and possibly Nile Rodgers, the original producer of the song), Darren Criss (who performed it and needs to be compensated for his work), Ryan Murphy and quite possibly Madonna and her management would all need to work out an agreement that would benefit all parties involved legally as well as financially.

It’s a sad but true story about how the music industry really works behind closed doors but it doesn’t mean give up hope because it is very possible that this deal has already been worked out or is in the process of being worked out. Supply and demand…

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    I think if they got the rights to use the song for the PSA they could easily release the cover on iTunes, for free or...
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    Interesting update…. I can’t help but hang on to hope it will be released because of the Anders involvement in the...
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    So many feels!! *fist pump!*
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    Fuck yeah! One step closer to getting Darren’s version of ‘Dress You Up’! *fingers crossed*
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    Lots of truth up in here. But it would be nice if all the parties could come together to agree on one charitable cause...
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