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#1
I was at his house showing him a new song I wrote and he ended up using a part of it it for one of his new songs. He is touring at the moment and I am just an amateur. He's uploaded it onto myspace and it's really pissing me off. He isn't signed but he might be some time in the future.

He even stole the bass player I wanted in my band.

What can I do about it?
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#3
Nothing, unless you have it copywrited.

Or, you can ask him to give you credit (which he will probably do), and receive royalties.
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#4
Tell him what your telling us. If he avoids it, make it clear that you're mad and you want some sort of credit for it.
#10
I've done that, but he claims that he changed up the rhythm and stuff, which he hasn't he's just put it in a different key. I confronted him about it a while back, before he uploaded it and he said he'd put me in the credits at the end, you know. Thanks to... But I want credit in the song writing part next to the song, you know what I mean?

I'm not happy with that he also said he'd sew me if I told anyone about it. I am so angry, he just brushes it off as if it's nothing. I don't know what I can say to him anymore.
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#12
Tell him he's playing your lick/song part wrong. That's when you play it back to him...with CRUSHING overdrive and volume to 11, all while wearing a dog suit. Should show him up.
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I've done that, but he claims that he changed up the rhythm and stuff, which he hasn't he's just put it in a different key. I confronted him about it a while back, before he uploaded it and he said he'd put me in the credits at the end, you know. Thanks to... But I want credit in the song writing part next to the song, you know what I mean?

I'm not happy with that he also said he'd sew me if I told anyone about it. I am so angry, he just brushes it off as if it's nothing. I don't know what I can say to him anymore.


If he's stealing songs from a "newb" no offense, something tells me he isn't too good himself.

How can he sue you for stealing your song? I think he's professionally gay.
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I've done that, but he claims that he changed up the rhythm and stuff, which he hasn't he's just put it in a different key. I confronted him about it a while back, before he uploaded it and he said he'd put me in the credits at the end, you know. Thanks to... But I want credit in the song writing part next to the song, you know what I mean?

I'm not happy with that he also said he'd sew me if I told anyone about it. I am so angry, he just brushes it off as if it's nothing. I don't know what I can say to him anymore.

Tell the asshole you'll counter sue him. Explain to him that no label would even think about touching him if he gets sued/counter sued for song stealing before he's even signed. Then, tell him what you want.
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#23
You sound like me and my friend
He takes my shit and ruins it though(it's not even in key the way he plays it)
And when I tried to tell his teacher, he flipped out on me
Mind you I have mad respect for his teacher
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I'm not happy with that he also said he'd sew me if I told anyone about it. I am so angry, he just brushes it off as if it's nothing. I don't know what I can say to him anymore.


For what? The lawyers would laugh at him endlessly and kick him out of their office. If you can prove you made it (which you probably tabbed out on paper or GP) you have to make him give some royalty because you made the melody to the song (supposedly) Go to the Bandleading Forum and talk to Slacker or axemanchris.
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#25
Can you show us the myspace page?
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#26
All music is is stealing.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#28
tell him to give you due credit or make sure potential record companies he'd sign with find out about it
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Wrong.

You are.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#31
give us the myspace page and we will spam all over his page that he stole your song
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#32
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Seriously though man, just sue him, and then defriend him and tell all his other friends about the time he tried to experiemnt with you at summer camp. That'd show him.
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#33
dude there is nothing you can do to make him give you credit at the moment. You can only copyright a complete work and it has to be on paper. So You can go screw him if he hasn't copyrighted the song so if he does get signed and it becomes a hit you can sue for much profit. Just score out the entire song and right out the lyrics. Its really cheap and really easy to get stuff copyrighted, most amatuers are just to lazy to and thus this happens
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#36
"A friend of mine has ripped part of my song"

I'd reconsider that statement; that is, if he did it without your permission.
#37
when you say he "stole" your song, do you mean he "stole" a chord progression, a melody, or a riff? depending on what it was exactly, it may not be stealing. plus you didnt have it copyrighted so your effed. he is still a douche though.

plus, no offense, but im guessing this guy isnt going to get signed or anything.
if he has to steal just to make a part of one song, then he doesnt have what it takes to make it anyway. just kick his ass.
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#39
Post a link to his myspace and we shall rape his inbox .
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#40
Since he stole a part of your song, this mean he owes you. You should use that debt to make him give you a blowjob and give you writer's credit. Win-win.
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