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Susan Boyle

Sings 'Perfect Day'

9/10/2010 2:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained audio of Susan Boyle singing "Perfect Day" -- the song that drove her to tears after being told she couldn't sing it on "America's Got Talent."

Susan Boyle Perfect Day
We broke the story ... Lou Reed -- who wrote and sang the song -- is not a fan of Boyle's and would not give her permission to sing it.  Although Reed's reps have reportedly denied he withheld permission, we have posted an internal email between Boyle's manager and producers of the TV show that says otherwise.

We just got this statement from Simon Cowell, creator and Executive Producer of "America's Got Talent," who says if Reed did turn thumbs down it's "petty -- so pathetic." 

Cowell adds, "Loads of people have covered this song ... Well Lou, if you're listening to this, do we have permission, yes or no, to put the song on 'America's Got Talent' next week?  Personal request from me." 

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61.

justme    

LOU REDD GO EFF YERSELF...PRETENTIOUS DRIED UP (LOOK AT HIS EFFING FACE, MAN- MORE DEEP LINES THAN A MAP), BAD VOICE, DRUGGIE....I DON'T CARE FOR SUSAN BOYLE AT ALL BUT THIS PRICK ONLY WANTS 'COOL' PEOPLE TO SING HIS SONGS...GET OVER YOURSELF, MAN....OUTDATED AND TOTALLY IRRELEVANT AND HE KNOWS IT- PROBABLY ALSO REFUSED SO HE COULD GET PUBLICITY....D*CK

1453 days ago
62.

Jeanenne    

I guess Mr. Reed has the rights to this song and can "yay" or "nay" who sings it.......maybe he has blocked others from performing it also. What I don't understand is how this slipped through the cracks and was not nailed down before Susan traveled 11 hours from the U.K. to the U.S. and then had to turn around and go home. I also don't understand why this situation opens the door to so many folks to make such awful remarks about either one of them...........Lou Reed or Susan Boyle. The only question that remains is "Is there any further negotiation possible?" If not, then so be it! Susan will be singing for the Pope before THOUSANDS - Lou will not........case closed. I never heard of Lou Reed before this - it appears to me that he is a powerful man and is wielding that power.....period.

1453 days ago
63.

Lazerlite    

Anni, you live in a white sphere - Susan Boyle was the biggest female seller last year and she will probably do it again this year. But plz tell me how many cd's did Reed sell, because that's the only relevant factor at the end of the day.

1453 days ago
64.

lola    

Lou Reed is/ was cult.
This isn't a church song just a love song to heroin.
Lady Boyle has no passion at all to this stuff. Perhaps he'd give Amy Winehouse a go. Team Reed.

1453 days ago
65.

anni    

I can see Boyles fans now. Eyes closed, heads back, orgasmic looks on face.............ha ha ha ha ha ha ha hahaha to each his own, but don' f****k with Lou Reed because this chick cannot take it.

1453 days ago
66.

canook    

I would absolutely love Susan to record my Christmas song called The Journey, I have had hundreds of people say it would be the "Perfect" song for her. It can be heard on my you tube channel.
Posted at 12:03 PM on Sep 10, 2010 by meryl heasman
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whawww Meryl
you have real talent, what a beautiful song!
did you tried Simon Cowel or Susan Boyle?
www.susanboylemusic.com
contact&Susanboylemusic.com

1453 days ago
67.

PJ NewYork    

Those who have written nasty comments here are such pitiful examples of the human race. Slither back beneath your rocks--crawl back into your caves you drooling, slack jawed, ignorant, moronic, pathetic excuses for human beings and take LR with you. You are all perfect LOSERS. Susan's rendition is breathtaking beautiful as always. You have millions of fans who love you, Susan, both for your gorgeous voice and your wonderful personality. You are one classy, beautiful lady.

1453 days ago
68.

C Carroll Adams PhD    

Lou Reed is the author of the song in question.

Since his permission was asked, this proposed performance was obviously not allowed under the "mechanical" rights ASCAP can grant. Normally for a pre-approved arrangement that is all that is required.

However, the fact that permission was sought from Lou Reed strongly suggests that the proposed performance required a "synchronization" rights license which can only be granted with the permission of the author. ASCAP cannot grant syncro rights.

I Simon Cowell was qualified to practice IP or music copyright law in the USA he would know this. If he is not licensed to practice IP law then he should keep his opinion to himself. Calling Lou Reed names will not change the situation.

Normally authors are protective of their music and withhold syncro rights for several reasons: Perhaps Reed did not approve the proposed arrangement. Maybe there were changes to the lyrics. Reed is quoted as saying he does not care for the singer's voice. Bottom line is that this is Reeds call.

BTW, Richard Rogers would never agree to syncro rights if a note of his music or a word of lyrics he controlled was altered.

1453 days ago
69.

Dani    

@Lazerlite

I wouldn't have responeded to it. If you notice, everyone has ignored it for a reason. It is only trying to get a rise out of one of us and a response. Best not to give in and give it what it wants. Just ignore it and it'll get bored and go away.

1453 days ago
70.

Googie    

If Lou Reed does not appreciate that there are performers who appreciate his songs enough to sing them, then just forget him. Susan Boyle performing his song on America's got Talent would have introduced his music to those of us not familiar with his work, which would translate into more profits for him. What was his thinking?

1453 days ago
71.

solar panel    

I'm starting to think I wouldn't want Boyle singing any of my songs either. She can write her own damned songs.

1453 days ago
72.

snap    

To anni # 79...ummm ...you seem to be forgetting that Lou authorised Susan to record the song on her CD (even though not to sing it on AGT) and therefore "make it her own. So, you just shot yourself in the foot...

1453 days ago
73.

anni    

Reed does not need skanky to cover his tune. He is a legend. She is trying to further her 15 minutes. By the way, sold more albums last year than anyone? Maybe in the UK certainly not in the States, Asia, Eastern Europe,Central America, North America, South America nor any of the Island Nations. She is a nobody. We liked the brit guy with bad teeth that sang opera better than this nobody skanky,

1453 days ago
74.

sleepynb    

Both Susan and Lou need to grow up. She shouldn't let the perceived slight command tears, and he should just let her sing his song.

Geez. Keep Simon out of it.

1453 days ago
75.

winston    

Reed should get on his knees and beg Susan Boyle to sing his song. Biggest payday he's had in years. All is fans are halfway in the nursing home and look,like him.

1453 days ago
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