August 27, 2010 at 3:28 pm #22519
Hi all, I’m new to the forum. What is the general feeling in the community here about bootlegs? Obviously we aren’t doing this to make money and I’d only use them for performance or give away? Isn’t there something in copyright law about the playing of music? Like if I’m at a concert and they play a CD between bands its actually up to the venue to pay this weird royalty thing every year? Also what about regular DJ’s playing like top 40 stuff in a night club?
Anyway I have been having some fun with the idea of remixing popular christian rock. What do people think?
I did one so far and really like the way it came out. I was thinking of making some more, I am feeling SO inspired right now.
Anyway you all seem to be the authority here, whats the general feeling?August 27, 2010 at 5:57 pm #35256
hi caleb thanks for asking.
here’s the deal.
making bootlegs to practice remixing skill is probably ok. but its not ok to sell them.
we can’t play bootlegs on our radio station due to copyright issues nor do we sell them on our download store (http://www.christiandancemusic.net) but many of our producers have made “bootleg” remixes for practice and promotional purposes.
now as for pirating legally copyrighted music we have 0 tolerance. anyone posting links to tracks that are produced by artists other then themselves for free download will have the posts removed.
as Christians we need to make sure to follow the laws of the land and unfortunantly copyright is one of them.
Good question though ^^^August 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm #35257
Absolutely. Definitely not looking to sell or play on the radio.
If you guys do say remix a popular christian rock song, do you play it during a live set?
Do you guys ever share your “practice” remixs? I almost posted this remix I did on youtube and was like… um maybe I shouldn’t do that.
Definitely don’t want to pirate anything.August 27, 2010 at 7:42 pm #35258
So by posting those youtube remixes, did I do a godsdjs faux pas?August 28, 2010 at 5:18 pm #35259
thats between you guys and youtube, im pretty sure though there are about a million other remixes on there already so youre probably okAugust 28, 2010 at 6:54 pm #35260
doing that post, I finally learned how to spell faux pas though. A very awesome bit of info.August 28, 2010 at 9:26 pm #35261
So you all think as long as its just “for fun” its ok. I feel like its ok as long as you bought the track right? It”s not like your average Chris Tomlin fan is gonna be all like “oh sweet I found this amateur trance remix of Our God on You Tube so I don’t need to buy the album now.” LOLAugust 29, 2010 at 9:26 pm #35262
I don’t know. Amateur EDM gives contemporary Christian music a run for it’s money!!!!August 31, 2010 at 2:34 pm #35264
Not only Bootlegs are a case, I even in doubt about samples so I started buying Royality Free samples or doing everything with hardware. There is probaly one bootleg which I like very much and I own the original Track its Jesus Muzik by Lacrae in a Frank Nuckless Remix so its maybe just asking reach records or lacrae himself to legalize it.
But I would never play it on radio stations unless I got a permission by Lacrae.
As far as I know from the music industry they tolerate bootlegs, but no illegal file sharing.
That have something to do with the following case:
If DJ XY makes a Bootleg of a Song which is a current marketing project in the label, the bootleg could help to sell the original more often, because the bootleg is played in clubs for example. The major labels license the bootleg very fast in most cases. And they release acapellas within the releases (on 12″ very often) in most cases so they know the djs needs and they know what the dj is doing with that. (Thats only illegal if you grab the acapella on the net without paying for it).
I sometimes found bootlegs on 12 inches so the record might be illegal.
(But try to make a vinyl record with illegal stuff
As long as you respect the music industry, paying for your tracks (if not send by label or artist himself) and keep your computers clean of file sharing systems the music industry will respect your work. In german law they often first issue a caution for illegal remixes hosted on your site.
Copy kills music, remixes put the music to another level.
So if you making a bootleg and want to release it somehow have a talk with the label, in most cases they find a proper solution and they are sometimes very happy about good remixes.
Samples of the Bible I’m taking from LibriVox.
I have got all my tracks on Jamendo like the Album Gospel Requalization http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/42731
TheoAugust 31, 2010 at 2:58 pm #35263
Thats great. I think that is good perspective.
What is the Bible sample you used for your album? I was just listening to some of the tracks.
Is that a royalty free sample thing you can buy of the voice? I assume you synthed it out?August 31, 2010 at 3:23 pm #35265
its LibriVox.org and I took something of the “preaching on the hill” by Jesus.
the one is in Matthew and something other form Luke. I forgot the correct numbers in the moment.
(track 7 the chapter and verses are stated in the title)
this is a quote from librivox:
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.
In Germany not every bible translation is public domain so here you have to be careful on longer quotations / readings on audio books etc.
TheoAugust 31, 2010 at 3:32 pm #35266
That is awesome thanks manAugust 31, 2010 at 8:02 pm #35267
that is a cool site bro!
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