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'Splain to me again Nick

 

Offline Tacman7

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I was thinking about the people who post lyrics but it could be music also.

So if you post lyrics they still belong to you but by posting them your saying anyone can use them?

Or is there an additional consent required?

Or do they have any creative control of their material.

I guess whatever rules there are someone could do anything they want and it would just be a matter for litigation if you had rights violated and wanted to sue.

Just wonnerin.




Offline NickT

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Tac,

The way it has always worked here is:

1. Lyricist post lyrics and own the copyright.
2. Musician/Songwriters see something they like.
3. Musician/Songwriter contact lyricist and ask for permission to use the lyrics. They may create a working bed track idea to pitch first.
4. Musician/Songwriter and lyricist agree to collaborate. At that point the finished song with both parts belong to both parties. Both listed as copyright holders.
5. If someone were to "lift" a song and not give credit on this site they would be gone!  8)

Just as a note. There are a lot of witnesses that watch these songs grow. I am sure that would help in litigation.

There is also a Creative Commons license that can be applied to a release. You can read about that here:

http://creativecommons.org/

Thanks,

Nick
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Offline Tacman7

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I didn't really get that when I was first looking around here.

I used some of Andy's lyrics for a song Bobby started...

Never said anything to Andy.

I'll write him now.

Thanks


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Yeah tac,

That's cool. Andy is always looking for tunes for the lyrics. I am sure he will be happy to hear from you!

Good luck with the tune!

Nick
« Last Edit: October 25, 2006, 11:26:55 PM by NickT »
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Offline luisma1972

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This isn't a new question, but it is very nice to see people worried about this every now and then. This way we all can stay on the safe line. Thanks Tac for asking and Nick for the answer.

 
Luis Manuel Aguilar


 

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