I was wanting to know does the person remixing the song have to pay royalties or something? Or ask permission from the original artist? I see lots of remixes of stuff done from the 80s and wondered what they had to do.
I know it is probably a bunch of law stuff..but just an idea.
c-level wrote:in short, under fair use, you can hack, mangle, bastardize, remix anything your heart desires. a 'bootleg'. you cannot however, charge or profit from remixing something you dont have the permission of the copyright owner to do so from. an 'authorized' remix. many of the remixes you have prob heard are unofficial, free bootlegs taken from the whole tune, not the authorized remix 'stems' you would have access to if licensed by the artist/label...
so on one hand, bootlegged remixes are fun if you really wanna flip the tune. on the other, i wouldnt hold your breath for those official pet shop boys (or insert any other 80s synthpop band you all go gonzo for) multitrack masters and a commisioned remix contract....
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