"Last year, I was offered heavy, heavy money to license [the song "Today"]. I actually turned down two huge, huge, seven-figure-plus deals last year for two songs.... At this point in my life, I don't feel comfortable. Those songs are the reason I'm alive. If your music is not sacred to the point where it's a really, really, really heavy decision about whether or not you would allow somebody else to exploit it, then what's not for sale?"
-- Billy Corgan, 2004
I guess that really, really, really heavy decision just got made.
I don't really care about artists licensing their work. Yay, get paid. I don't care. I guess my big problem comes in when you take on this sanctimonious attitude and then turn around and change positions. If you start from the beginning stating "sure, if someone offers me seven figures, I'll license my artistic endeavor named [x]," great. But don't go all beret-wearing artist on me and then sell out. That's just lame.