Last night former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne threw on a pair of overalls, printed up some lyrics, and performed a charming cover of the Biz Markie classic, "Just a Friend".

Byrne's performance was part of a larger event hosted by his Content Creator's Coalition aimed to raise awareness of that fact that only songwriters, never performers, get paid when a song is played on the radio.

Although Byrne — who has strong opinions on copyright issues — wrote many of their songs, one of the Talking Heads' first breakthrough hits was a cover of Al Green's "Take Me to the River".

America is one of only a few countries — including North Korea, China, Rwanda and Iran — with this type of royalty structure.


[h/t Gothamist]