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Discussion in 'Production' started by Eagarmizzle, May 8, 2013.

  1. Eagarmizzle

    Eagarmizzle SOUTH WEEZY

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    Hi. Could anybody tell me what channels I need to go through if I wanted to use a snip from an established artists tune? To be more specific. Say I borrowed a vocal from let's say rhianna, what would be the legal issues surrounding that???

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  2. jimjimjim

    jimjimjim oldskool

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    yes n no.
    yes technically thats not on and you need to approach their record label or who ever and they need to approve your use and probably want a cut of the profits if they actually allow you to use it - which i doubt they will - cos i doubt they will even answer your query.
    no - if you aint making any money off it and not too many people are gonna hear it - who cares if you have permission.

    so if your looking to release something with this in - and charge people for it - you would need it cleared. if not i wouldnt bother as who is going to find out
     
  3. Eagarmizzle

    Eagarmizzle SOUTH WEEZY

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    I suppose I'll just share it as a bootleg under an alias

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  4. Mason John

    Mason John 21st Junta

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    Hell. Or I guess you can send them a rough cut of the track w/ the sample in it if you're comfortable, see what they say and ya'll take it from there :S.
     
  5. Jake Summers

    Jake Summers New Member

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    I've seen people produce a bootleg and it get signed by the original label 2 years later.

    The UK has a clear guideline stating if it's a non-profit 'cover' it's legal without consent. If you cover a track and profit from it without prior say-so you'll be in a heap of trouble.

    Bootleg it, play it for 6 months and if it's got enough demand, release it for free download to get more 'fans'.
     
  6. jack2290

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    That's what disclosure did with their first e.p. Couldn't afford to clear the samples so gave it away for free download if people liked their fb page