Releasing a bootleg

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  1. Axle

    Axle Member

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    I've done a remix of an Ice Cube track and I was thinkin of seein if the labels may be interested. Basically, my question is; just say if the track was to get a release, would it have to be under a bootleg label where no credit is given to me (the artist) such as cut & run. Or are there any labels where you can release a track like this and also be given credit??
     
  2. filtersweeperVC

    filtersweeperVC filtersweeper

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    Yeah, what he said. Anybody?
     
  3. sotalex

    sotalex man your battlestations

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    you can't get any credit if you're not authorised to use the samples...
    bootleg label it is I guess
     
  4. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    ^ this.

    you would have to cut and run, inless you can pay for sample clearence.
     
  5. Fortune^

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    You won't be named on record websties etc. I think it's not the best way to get into the business. Names aren't attached to the bootlegs for many months afterwards and even then it's by word of mouth.

    e.g.
    Snow Patrol - Open Your Eyes (Marky & Bungle)
    Michael Jackson - Human Nature (Makoto & Specialist)

    I might be wrong, but there's my two cents.
     
  6. Alexi

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    It depends on a lot of things,

    larger labels won't touch it, as I'm sure Ice Cube's label has a pack of lawyers that would tear you apart for not clearing the samples.

    Smaller labels may risk it but don't expect your name to be on it, or you could just use a alias, then deny that it is really you

    Most bootlegs are unknown remixers for legal reasons, especially if it's some corporate american superstar but if it goes down well and creates a buzz, people will find out who made it.

    I have a few bootlegs in my collection, as it gives people who don't know any dnb songs a reason to dance when your playing to a non dnb audience

    And with most of my bootlegs I could find out who did them, some said the remixer on rolldabeats or discogs under the catalogue number but others I had to do a bit of hunting for, and others I simply couldn't find

    Eg.

    Usher - Yeah (Mickey Finn Bootleg Dub)
    Mariah Carey - It's Like That (Wickaman Remix)
    Stevie Wonder - For Your Love (Greenfly Remix)

    But others I could find such as the Urban Legendz series with remixes of Obie Trice, Beyonce & Sean Paul tunes

    Note the difference, both bootlegs but lot of difference in the information know about the two releases:

    Lupe Fiasco - Kick Push (Heist Remix)

    Nas - Oochie Wally (Unkown Remix)
     
  7. sook

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    yeah white label all the way...
    labels arent really that interested
    with small fry... chances are if the
    tune wasnt that big no one would care...
    people get away with ripped samples
    in releases all the time...

    but if the tune moved to many units you
    can be sure they would be onto it for
    the biggest slice of the pie...

    not really worth the risk...
    especially when you could always just
    write your won music...

    much more rewarding...
     
  8. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    but you cant have ice cube on your own track unless your chase&stauts.
     
  9. $marty

    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    Get in contact with Nu Urban and send them your track and if its good enough then who knows. Are you gonna post up a clip of this remix so we can see what its like??
     
  10. H*product

    H*product Heavyweight product

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    /\/\ this
     
  11. naranja

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    can somone xplain what is bootleg btw..!?
     
  12. Alexi

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    a song released without the samples being cleared, so usually remixes of commercial songs that the artist would have to pay thousands for the royalties