Bootlicker: St. Louis Artist Kelly Wild Wants Her Music Removed From Controversial Movie
Here is Wild's letter in full.
I just went to your Kickstarter page and saw that you are calling Open Eyes the original movie soundtrack.... I call bullshit! This CD was NEVER meant to be a soundtrack to a film about racism!
You didn't ask permission from myself or Mark before using it.
As you attack other peoples character - what does taking our music say about yours?
I work in the city doing gigs - for the city - I don't want my name or my voice anywhere in your movie. Period.
If this written notice isn't enough - I will get my lawyer involved - put a cease and desist order - and your movie will be showing at the Tivoli with no "soundtrack."
My anger is not from the subject matter of your film - my anger is from your thinking YOU own that music exclusively and have the right to do what ever you want with it. And putting my name in/on something this controversial without even consulting me.
My lawyer is already in the know - has seen your Facebook, kickstarter, heard your interviews.... I am very disappointed in your lack of common courtesy in reaching out to Mark and me, to ask if it would be okay.
I suggest you get writing some new music that isn't over 10 years old - and use THAT in your film.... if you want it to have a soundtrack at all.
Wouldn't your credibility be challenged if all of these media outlets heard that you were using music that is owned by other people as well as yourself - without asking their permission to use it? I have many contacts in the local media who might be interested in this twist in the "Bootlicker" story.
Bottom line - you do not have my permission to use my lyrics, vocal, melodies, or name in your movie. Remove them.
This is the last time you will hear from me personally on this matter.