So is it legal to sample parts of other people`s music, create a new song with those samples and some of your own stuff, and then sell that track? It seems like they (the person`s work you sampled) should be entitled to some royalties or something seeing how they created an original part in your song.
We mostly hear this in Hip Hop/Rap. Seems like most the samples are mostly from different genres (Classical, Choirs, Old Children`s songs, or older songs). examples: it's a hard knock life (Ghetto Anthem) - jay z used stuff from the play Annie
Can you just take bits of songs, chop them up, create an original song (with chopped parts from other songs), and sell it as your own? This seems like a pretty standard thing to do in Hip Hop, EDM, etc ...are there royalties being paid behind the scenes that we don`t know about? Or are samples free game?
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And further if you just completely remix someones song ...can you sell that? Or do you need to get in some agreement with them?