Originally Posted by CharlesRES
Hey, I'v got a question. I recently took part in a remix contest, unfortunately I didn't win. The song contained vocals and midi tracks that could be downloaded by the participants. Now I wonder if it is legal to make money on the remix by publishing it on cd's, spotify etc.
Is the material copyrighted? The original song is on spotify and that usually mean that it is copyrighted but if you think of it, the stems were bounced from a different source than the song file that is on spotify.
What do you guys know of this?
The voice is probably out. The song....couldn't you just change the arrangement a bit... add some other vox that you can use... or make it an instrumental. I hear arrangements all the time, that are only slight variations from the "original" songs that I feel they were unconsciously or consciously taken from....