[cc-sampling] (no subject)

Z-Train Music ztrainmusic at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 11 13:59:57 EST 2004


Thanks for your response.

I have similar issues with a music CD i'm about to "release." I say it in 
quotes because the release will consist of sending out some cds to 
friends/family, record companies, radio stations, and setting up a website. 
No significant retail outlet distribution.

I've altered some samples of original work and incorporated them into new 
songs, not covers of the originals. I'm particularly interested in something 
you said about self-releasing and providing sampling credits.

Do you think it's wise to provide a credit list of things sampled in each 
song? Are "small fish" artists more likely to get away with sampling?

Thanks for any insight,

>From: mark/ negativland <markhosler at bellsouth.net>
>To: "L. O. E." <lezziesonx at hotmail.com>,cc-sampling at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: Re: [cc-sampling] (no subject)
>Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 10:51:09 -0800
>At 9:28 AM -0500 3/3/04, L. O. E. wrote:
>  I'd have to hear the original stuff and your reworking of it to have any 
>ideas about this. But since its not sampling of anything, the sampling 
>lisence doesn't seem to apply.
>According to the "rules" , if you do a cover version of something, you dont 
>have to ask, and you pay a mechanical royalty on each copy sold....if you 
>go   and alter it, you have to get permission.
>But if you are releasing this stuff yourself, and feel that what you are 
>doing is ethically okay and that the folk artists you take from dont 
>deserve any money ( are you at least crediting your sources?) then  
>realistically you dont need to worry about it.
>>i'm part of a canadian electronic band that uses old songs as the base for 
>>new songs - specifically - we take lesbian folk music and turn it into 
>>techno/dance music. we don't sample any of the original, but we'll use one 
>>vocal pass or a recognizable keyboard part, all of it re-played and VERY 
>>different from the original.
>>we want to release our album into the creative commons, but i'm not sure 
>>how it works with the licensing of the original work. of course we could 
>>just do it and not worry about any original licenses, but if we did pay 
>>for the license to the songwriter, could we put their work into the 
>>creative commons? would they have to agree to it? when does it become OUR 
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