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#1 slidemasterx

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 06:05 AM

This is one of my projects for school. I had to make a cover of the APL Song by The Black Eyed Peas.

Here it is:

http://soundcloud.co...-mygold-aguihap

This is related to my last project where I tried to reproduce the original APL Song:

http://forum.cockos....ead.php?t=79358

What do you guys think of the balance of the first one? How can I improve it? I have a couple of questions regarding copyright. If I post this on youtube, is that ok? I understand that it's only a problem if I try to make money out if it. Am I right? Also, if I tried to put this up on itunes, what are the legalities involved?

#2 Eugenio

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:40 PM

Slide Master, Youtube is a legal mess, you put your stuff online and stays there until somebody complains and then your video goes down.

If you're looking to make your tune available on iTunes, you have to buy licenses, it's relatively easy in the USA and not as expensive as many people might think. Take a look at this site:

http://www.harryfox....Licenseslic.jsp

And then you can search availability on the same site, different page:

https://www.harryfox...ictermsofuse.do

Do some research on the site and you'll find rates, legalese explaining what can and cannot be licensed, etc.

Your arrangement sounds really nice, I definitely enjoy your work. It's easy listening, commercially appealing but it doesn't sound cheap, quite on the contrary, it sounds well thought and with a lot of artistic purpose.