12:40 PM IST - Thursday April 2, 2015

Lady Gaga wants copyrights of Piaf’s songs

Los Angeles, Oct 15 Singer Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to buy the rights to first filmed performance of her idol legendary French singer Edith Piaf and to use nine of her songs.

Gaga, 26, is an ardent fan of the french singer and has asked her representatives to speak to the Piaf Estate and check the availability of the song.

“Gaga sees a lot of herself in Edith. She, too, was a rebellious character in her era. There’s an awful lot of red tape to get through. It’s a complicated process. But she’s hoping the Piaf estate want to ensure, with her help, that the music can be introduced to a new audience,” thesun.co.uk quoted a source as saying.

Piaf was known for singing some great numbers like “Mon legionnaire”, “Le Fanion de la Legion” and “La Foule”. Gaga getting copyrights will be beneficial for the legendary singer’s songs, who died in 1963 due to liver cancer

“Considering the size of Gaga’s global following, Edith’s music will gain a huge new fan base,” the source said.


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