Using Samples from other songs...

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  1. Treazon

    Treazon Myriad Abstruse

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    I've recently completed a remix of Cut Chemist's 'A Peak In Time', which I think was originally on Warner Bros Records.

    Does anyone know what the situation is with using samples in tracks, I have used a total of about 32 bars from the song...

    Say, god forbid, loads of people liked it, would it be releasable?
     
  2. safety

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    probably if you sold your soul to the chemist
     
  3. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    No.

    32 bars :)

    People have been sued not for 32 bars, 32 seconds but for 3.2 seconds. Its extremely complicated but in summary, if you want a legal release, you have to get clearance. That said, very small run bootlegs are mostly under record labels radars but you might get unlucky.
     
  4. Bad Ace

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    send it to the company if u think its worth it to get clearence
     
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    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    How old is the original??
     
  6. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Not 50 years!
     
  7. edwardsruss

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    don't let anybody know you made it.
     
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    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    Depends how long it was contracted for though, does it not?
     
  9. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    No, it has nothing to do with contracts.

    Copyright lasts for a set period of time from date of creation. 50 years for music in the UK.

    I won't go into the details because they are a nightmare.
     
  10. Treazon

    Treazon Myriad Abstruse

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    I knew I could rely on you to answer the question for me... Cheers for the info, I guess I'll have to wait a bit longer for that 1st release then!
     
  11. jay walker

    jay walker 1/2 of Passive/Aggressive

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    Mate send me a copy over, ill tell you whether its releasable or not! lol

    nah, seriously tho, No Money (from czech) did a war of the worlds bootleg ting, nu urban liked it so much they funded a run of whites i believe :pimp:
     
  12. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    ive remixed opticals to shape the future. havent sampled anything much from there but whats the crack, you reckon i would get the stairs for it or... maybe i should just send it to metalheadz. anyone know how to do that??
     
  13. Treazon

    Treazon Myriad Abstruse

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    Yeah, will send it over, still got a little bit to do but I'm pleased with it... I've also got another tune finished called Jackie Brown to send, so that should be the three tunes for your producer mix sorted... When are you thinking of doing that?
     
  14. Dustek

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    Demos, Metalheadz, UK.
     
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    jay walker 1/2 of Passive/Aggressive

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    not naming names, but some producers were well slack on getting tunes to me. I think a safe bet to aim for would be end of january.
     
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    on MSN? or snailmail?
     
  17. PeterM

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    Anyone remember a few years ago some dj did a remix of inner city life. Goldie made it clear he didnt want it released or even played out. This dj played it at an event where Goldie was on the same line up and ended up getting sparked in the face by Goldie lol
     
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    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Any way you can mate! Check out their myspace page, their website etc. Its a bit of work to get a track to demos.
     
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    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Yep, that happened. Famous event.
     
  20. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Did goldie drop him while he was still mixin or did he wait till the end? Would of bin funny if he dropped him as the track dropped.