remixing tunes

Speakafreaka

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Hmmmmmm... Got my eye on a couple of tunes that are wellllll old that I reckon would go down really well if I bought them a little more up to date.

As I don't reckon I'm going to be able to get hold of individual parts would I be better off just completely rewriting the whole thing, and where the hell does that leave me in terms of copyright???

I'm not in a big hurry to piss anyone off.

Would it be wiser to leave the finished results on my computer to never see the light of day?
 
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All depends on what you plan to remix.

It never hurts to ask, and you never know - you might do well out of it.

The last time I had the idea to remix a bunch of old tunes it turned out quite good.
 

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I would say do it whether you get the permission or not. As every time you do this sort of thing you learn something new. So whether is something that just sits on your hard drive forever more or not isn't really the point. I sometime try just to recreate a small part of someone’s tune just to see what’s waiting there to be learnt.
 

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You are both right of course. I will try and track down those concerned, but I'm going to do it anyway :Smile3: Perhaps I should wait and see what terrible things I do to these tracks before I decide to release them :Smile3:

If anyone knows how to get in contact with Lunar Asylum or Deviant Electronics, please let me know!
 

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just completely rewriting the whole thing, and where the hell does that leave me in terms of copyright???

If you're not actually sampling a note, but recreating the melodies and parts all yourself, then wouldnt that count as a cover? which you have a guaranteed right to do (along with guaranteed responsibility to pay the songwriters PRS royalties)
 
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