Charging for midis, Legal?

Discussion in 'Getting Started/New Member Help' started by optatrix, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. optatrix

    optatrix New Member

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    Is it legal to charge for a midi you sequenced but is based on an artist such as eminem?
  2. besty

    besty New Member

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    Apparently it is because you produced it. I know there are people working for hitrax who send them files and then they, the programmer/sequencer gets royalties. I'm not axactly sure how it all works but YES, you can sell your own sequences.

    Besty
  3. tavenger5

    tavenger5 Mr Admin Guy Staff Member Admin

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    Technically you're supposed to pay royality to the person that originally made the song. Otherwise it would be the same as covering a song and selling it as your own song that you made.
  4. theARTiSAN

    theARTiSAN Administrator Staff Member Super Mod

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    You also have to pay royalties to the original artist when you sing in the shower or whistle in the car - so be careful
  5. KingXII

    KingXII S MOD

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    :: hands original artist 1MB$ :: there hehehe
  6. Ralph'e'

    Ralph'e' www.ralphe.tk

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    wat is the world comn to .. tsk tsk~
  7. Stilcrazy

    Stilcrazy Just a Regular Midi Guy

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    You also have to pay royalties to the original artist when you sing in the shower or whistle in the car - so be careful

    Just be sure to never play midi's in the shower ... could be shocking
  8. Will Power

    Will Power Member

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    So what about when im gigging , and say im doing a U2 Song ok, then BONO comes in, which has happened. Can he tell me to stop ?
  9. Will Power

    Will Power Member

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    And can he beat me up and take my money ??
  10. rknrne

    rknrne Active Member

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    but it's you playing doesn't that count?
  11. woodsy

    woodsy New Member

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    If Bono comes in....

    If Bono comes in and you're playing a U2 song .... I suggest you stop playing ... announce that Bono is in ... and the tight-arse is buying drink for everyone .... That should occupy him

    regards

    Woodsy
  12. Ronny

    Ronny Midi Mad Super Mod! Staff Member Super Mod

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    Re: If Bono comes in....

    Excellent, this actually happened to us recently. We were doin Robbie Williams, Angels when Robbie walked in. He asked us to stop and I said f**k off Robbie. And he just left.:thumbsup:
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    Ronny Midi Mad Super Mod! Staff Member Super Mod

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    Actually that didn't happen!!

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