Crystal Castles Controversy Redux

The band Crystal Castles (wiki) has allegedly stolen art from Trevor Brown. This accusation stems from the artist Brown.

The art in question (a drawing of Madonna with a black eye) has been used for the cover of a 7″, thousands of t-shirts and was proposed for the cover of their album (which was refused by their distribution company). They have yet to pay Brown for the use of this image.

Crystal Castles say that they have paid the artist and amended the initial contract. Brown’s account is only his side. Please read this to see the other side of the story.

Read Trevor Brown’s side of the story over at his blog.

8 Responses to “Crystal Castles Controversy Redux”


  1. 1 range April 14, 2008 at 05:58

    It’s too bad. I actually like their music. I wish they would resolve this issue with Trevor Brown instead of prolonging it.

  2. 2 !!! April 14, 2008 at 19:59

    IF A BAND MAKES A HANDSHAKE DEAL WITH AN ARTIST THE ARTIST SHOULDN’T BE ALLOWED TO COME BACK IN 2 YEARS AND EXPECT MONEY JUST BECAUSE THE BAND IS BLOWING UP AND GETTING HUGE. YOU CAN’T RETROACTIVELY CHANGE A DEAL.

    THE BAND STOPPED SELLING THE SHIRTS SO WHO CARES!

  3. 3 len April 15, 2008 at 02:47

    actually they have paid him, and he said in the beginning that it would be alright for them to use it, but then he thought they made money off of it and then got all upset about “stolen” art

  4. 4 range April 15, 2008 at 07:32

    Initial post was edited due to new information from the band Crystal Castles.

  5. 5 someone April 23, 2008 at 08:12

    crystal castles have NOT paid trevor brown

  6. 6 iano May 9, 2008 at 17:18

    Seems CC have stolen not only the graphic but the sounds too…
    take a look at:

    http://www.8bitcollective.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=4417


  1. 1 Crystal Castles Replies « memoirs on a rainy day Trackback on April 15, 2008 at 07:29

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