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stan welks
Parodies and covers of commercially available music?
on Nov 22, 2015 at 5:40:56 pm

1. Do you need to seek permission to parody a commercially available song if the parody will be played on a monetized Youtube video?
2. Does the original author of the song receive royalties? If so, is this negotiated or is there some standard amount?
3. What about doing a cover of a commercially available song? Do you need to seek permission and pay royalties if planning to do a cover?

Thanks.



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Wayne Keyser
Re: Parodies and covers of commercially available music?
on Nov 23, 2015 at 12:03:10 am

You can get all the permissions you really need online from the Harry Fox agency.

http://blog.sonicbids.com/7-lessons-from-pomplamoose-be-a-musical-entrepren...

http://bob-baker.com/buzz/how-to-sell-license-cover-songs-youtube-pomplamoo...

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Mike Smith
Re: Parodies and covers of commercially available music?
on Nov 23, 2015 at 2:20:38 pm

Covers should be straightforward - just pay the required royalties to rights holders. Parody could be more tricky. In essence if your version is intended to make money then it may well be necessary to clear rights and pay royalties to copyright holders.

http://occupypeace.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/recording-cover-song-most-basic-t...

and
http://brandsplusmusic.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/music-copyright-and-youtube.h...

http://www.artslaw.org/parody.htm

http://www.songrights.com/infringe.htm


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