#1
So recently my bass player and i had a disagreement about our live cover of Megadeth's Symphony of Destruction. He said it's illegal to record a cover in any way shape or form unless your given consent from who ever owns the rights to the song (and assumably pay roylaties if you earn any money from it). I thaught it was fine to cover it so long as you made it clear it was a cover.
Who's right?
Thanks in advance for the help
#2
He is right, although you don't have to seek permissions from the artist directly (look at info on www.tunecore.com) every copy you make you have to pay like 4 cents to the artist. You must obtain a licence. But use that link above and everything should be clear
#5
Credit them and don't sell it.
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#6
If you dont make profit from it, then its fine to make a cover of it.
As long as you say the original owner of the song,

Thats from my opinion, but it does work like that.
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#7
It's not quite true, even for non-profit purposes you need to obtain permission as it still falls under intellectual property laws. Otherwise Dave Mustaine has the legal right to rape your mother.
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#9
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Thats what i was looking for. Its really just a promotion thing. Thank you good sirs.



Yeah, you'll be fine as long as it ain't for cash.

The main thing to keep in mind is that any original song is protected by the various copyright laws of the country it was recorded in. So the situation may change if you want to record a cover by a band from a country other than the US. But specific info on copyright laws of various countries shouldn't be too hard to find on the net.
#10
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nah, thats a usual thing


Yeah but normally he just does the rape and leaves. In this case he'd have the law on his side.
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#12
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so the cops would be with him? would it be like a gangbang?


Yup, an epic-metal-pigbang, to be exact.
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#13
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So recently my bass player and i had a disagreement about our live cover of Megadeth's Symphony of Destruction. He said it's illegal to record a cover in any way shape or form unless your given consent from who ever owns the rights to the song (and assumably pay roylaties if you earn any money from it). I thaught it was fine to cover it so long as you made it clear it was a cover.
Who's right?
Thanks in advance for the help


Well, sadly, the RIAA would undoubtedly agree. Think about all the tab sites they've shut down. I can't even fathom the logic. But, I'm fairly confident that, if you're not selling anything, you can tell them to blow it out their ass.
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