May 1, 2012 - submitted by Zuzana, Slovakia

Q. Dear Oracle,
there is a reality show in our country called Hotel Paradise (which is not of very high quality, and that is quite an understatement).
They are using the Coldplay song (Paradise, obviously) as their theme tune. Is it legal? I would be very surprised if it was approved by the band. Here is the trailer.
Many thanks for replying!


The Oracle replies:

When you say "here is the trailer", that is all it seems to be. The music can be used in the trailer but it will not be the theme tune for the actual show - that would be a different case completely.
As far as I can tell the theme tune is performed by Tereza Kerndlova and Slovak Miso Biely. The song it titled Vsetko sa da.