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DRobinson
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Good evening Presonians,

I have recently begun the copyright process for a project that I've been working on but I'm a bit confused about how I should give recognition to the other artists who have helped me. For example, I have made songs using lyrics that I have written but what I have done is, I have arranged the track's sound recordings, meaning I have used instrumentals created by other artists but have modified them to fit my needs. These are artists who I respect and their music has allowed me to convey my thoughts on a compilation of tracks or an album so to speak.

When listing the author(s) do I just list myself or my pseudonym or should list the artist(s) as well who I borrowed the instrumentals from.
I just want to make sure that I give proper recognition to those on the copyright.

If anyone has any information on these topics I would greatly appreciate it
Thank you
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roblof
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In your writing it isn't clear how you've obtained the recorded instruments and a license to use them and who own the respective copyrights and mechanical rights.

Depending on this situation the owner of this material may already have a clear statement on how this, and other, info should be presented.
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DRobinson
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Well that's the thing, sometimes I'll go on bandcamp.com and just download the free instrumental tapes that some artists have put out and I'll rap over them. So even though I have changed some the instrumentals by maybe looping it or cutting certain parts out would I be the sole author or do I give them credit as well?
All I have is Windows 7, Studio One Artist Edition, Presonus AudioBox, M7 Condenser mic, and some Califone headphones with the prefered coiled cord... That should be enough for a noob right?
Oh yeah, and the AKAI MPD32!!!
roblof
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Ok.

Do you have written permissions from the copyright and mechanical rights owner. Do you also have written permissions from respective musician that is performing on that specific recording (vox, drums, guitar, etc...).

Do you also have the written permission to sample and rework their original work?

I have a feeling that you don't have all this sorted out. When you do, then each party will tell you how they want their acknowledgement made. You can of course ask them if they are ok with some template that you provide for review.

Given your explanation above you are not the sole author and are more likely into copyright infringement from a legal standpoint..

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Having worked as a copyright attorney for a decade, I agree with roblof.

Using preexistent tracks is not possible without permission of the owner of the master-copy-rights to these tracks. Putting changes on the corresponding compositions need the permission of the corresponding author/composer.

Just adding a change won't make their work undone.

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I'm pretty sure Vanilla Ice tried that with Queen and lost...
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