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Re: copyright issue for distorting loops

Thanks for a great peice of advice.[honestly]
cameron j street.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Walker (loop.pool)" <GLOBAL@cruzio.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 5:36 AM
Subject: Re: copyright issue for distorting loops

> Dear Petr,
>     Many will probably disagree with me, but here is my take on this 
> sampling issue:
> If you are a successful enough artist or have an independent means of
> income, contact the owners and pay for the sample up front.
> If not, use the sample in the most creative way you can:  in a way that
> creator of the sample would smile and remember their own creative impulse
> and sit back and let fate take it's course.
> If you make a lot of money because your work starts selling like hot
> trust me, the sample owners will find you and you can settle then.  It
> of course, cost you a lot more, but then, you will be on the cover of
> Rolling Stone, so who cares ;-)
> Recently I was approached by RCA Records to sign a release form for a 
> samples I had created whilst producing a music video sound track for a
> that they had just signed.  They said it was just a formality.   I told
> that they
> could make me a reasonable offer and pay me upfront for what the samples
> worth, but that I was not going to sign any release for them.   The way I
> figure it, they can either honor me now or take the chance that someday
> may make a whole lot of money off of my modest contribution to the song
> know that I will come after them with a high powered musical attorney.
> We all know that the chances are fairly nill that the tune will do that
> so I've let go of it, emotionally, but I do have a good friend who is on
> verge of suing
> a very major recording artist for
> a song that her producers allowed her to record without compensating him
> having written the chorus
> many years ago.  He's going to make millions and I'm going to sit back 
> laugh!!!!
> just my 2 cents.   Rick Walker