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ArtyLady

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I was wondering about the copyright issues of putting a sound clip of yourself playing to an aebersold (or similar) backing tracking, or a recording of a cover at at live gig?

I've seen others do it so presume it's okay? Do Soundcloud pay royalties?:confused:

Many thanks for any advice :thumb:
 

Pete Thomas

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The info is here:

http://soundcloud.com/pages/copyright

The copyrights involved would be Aebersold's copyright in the backing track, details of which should be on the CD or book. Also the copyright in the composition if it is a cover version.

So legally, to put it bluntly, you are probably stuffed.

It's true "everybody does it" on Soundcloud and Youtube. It may be now that Youtube have some kind of blanket licence agreement, I don't know for sure. Or the copyright owners don't bother pursuing infringements on that level.

"Everybody does it" is of course, not necessarily a defence in law.

With my own Playalongs, I issue a standard "all rights reserved" notice, which asks people not to copy and distribute without permission. In general I grant permission and do not charge, but any copyright owner does have the right to deny permission or charge a fee. having said that, most big publishers, and probably Aebersold, may just say know or (more likely) ignore any requests.
 

ArtyLady

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Cheers Pete, I thought that was probably the case so being a bit of a wimp I might only use it when playing an unnacompanied improvisation! :thumb:
 

Saxade

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The info is here:

http://soundcloud.com/pages/copyright

So legally, to put it bluntly, you are probably stuffed.

It's true "everybody does it" on Soundcloud and Youtube. It may be now that Youtube have some kind of blanket licence agreement, I don't know for sure. Or the copyright owners don't bother pursuing infringements on that level.

"Everybody does it" is of course, not necessarily a defence in law.

With my own Playalongs, I issue a standard "all rights reserved" notice, which asks people not to copy and distribute without permission. In general I grant permission and do not charge, but any copyright owner does have the right to deny permission or charge a fee. having said that, most big publishers, and probably Aebersold, may just say know or (more likely) ignore any requests.
Seriously Aebersold is not going to sue people using his backing tracks on YouTube... It is doing what he wants ... students having a go... If on the other hand you were using it to perform for monies ....then that is another question.... IMO
 
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