Song rights

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  1. fernandovalente macrumors 6502

    fernandovalente

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    Hey,

    I'm creating a video for my new Mac app. I will publish the video on Youtube and on my site. I'd love to use a decent song on it, but I wanna make the things right. I saw a Tik Tok parody by Barely Political and that gave me an idea. The melody is exactly the same as the real song. I found this on Youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqdiEX6UsqI

    Is that illegal to use the melody of a song on a commercial?
     
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I believe there is something called "sampling" which is allowed, but that is very short.

    Otherwise, be prepared to have your ass handed to you in court.
     
  3. fernandovalente thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's why I'm doing a research. :)
     
  4. fernandovalente thread starter macrumors 6502

    fernandovalente

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    Parody is not illegal. What about an instrumental cover? I could create something on Garage Band. It's difficult to do, but it's possible.

    In case it's not allowed, I could get a friend to sing something, then it would be a parody.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    It isn't? Weird Al Yankovic always needed to seek permission on doing his songs. There was some legal headaches for him when Eminem first gave permission and then pulled his permission.

    I have no idea whether parodies are allowed but I do see Weird Al always seeking it.
     
  6. fernandovalente thread starter macrumors 6502

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    http://www.weirdal.com/faq.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parody#Reputation
     

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