It’s always amazing to us how far IZ’s reach can go. From Adam Sandler, Dean Koontz, Better Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and now Angelina Jolie who used Over the Rainbow in this very touching tribute to her late mother. This morning we received an inquiry from the New York Magazine asking our thoughts on her use of this song and we wanted to share our response to our Rainbow Ohana.
“We were aware of Angelina Jolie’s use of the song in this touching tribute. We did not ask for a take down. No we will not be seeking compensation from the family. Many people find comfort and joy in this song and use it for weddings, funerals, baby luaus etc. The viral spreading of this song has been wonderful from our point of view. We enjoy the commercial uses of the song around the world as well.”