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Bootleg or remix

Bootleg or remix

When you are producing a song and you use elements from other songs, you need permission from the authors, even it’s a soundbite of just one second.
As a music producer (in music production in general) it is important to know what is allowed and what not.
Also part of learning how to produce music, is how to take care of the legality around your music productions.

Getting permission can be a challenging task, because you need permission from every person involved in the original music production.

Your first stop is always the record label that released the song.

When you are remixing an older song, record labels could be glad that you want to remix the song (if it’s not a evergreen super hit).
Your music production brings money in their pockets.

It’s not uncommon that you agree upon sharing the revenue.


The difference between a remix and a bootleg is the legality.

If you have permission then it is called a remix, if not, it’s a bootleg.


Making bootlegs in your bedroom can be a good way to start practicing your skills as a music producer.

But releasing a bootleg publicly (on Soundcloud for example) is not very wise.

05-04-2019

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