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(cont. from The Hollywood Lawyer blog post, “Sampling Music Part 2 of 3: How do I get permission?“) So, at this point, assuming that you now have the copyright owner (i.e., publishing company, songwriter) and/or master recording owner (i.e., record label) on the phone, it’s now time to talk money and see how much $...
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(cont. from The Hollywood Lawyer blog post, “Sampling Music Part 1 of 3: When do I need permission?“) Alright, so now you know you need to get clearance for a music sample. What’s next? You’ll need to get permission from the appropriate copyright owners: If you’ll be sampling just the song (composition – written form...
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Whether you’re producing some beats or writing a song, sometimes you may want to use a portion of someone else’s music (i.e., melody, distinguishable guitar riffs, catch percussion sounds), be it for a majority of the recording or even just a few seconds [also known as “sampling” – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampling_(music)]. So, your first question might be, “When do I...
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