Skinner's No Thief, Says Manager

 

21 July 2004

The Streets have lashed back at claims they stole the music score from another artist for their new single 'Dry Your Eyes'.

Mike Skinner's management has said: "The strings were taken from a CD which provides royalty-free samples for artists. This is standard practice nowadays.

"Mike has never heard of the other song. But it was apparently released towards the end of 2003, while Dry Your Eyes was recorded as early as March 2003 and CDs of the track have been kicking about the label ever since.

"We've no idea how the other artist thinks Mike heard his music before recording his track and we find it all a bit strange. If the other artist had contacted us before now, we could have explained that. But he didn't."

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