Welcome to EMichaelMusic.com, a place for the exchange of ideas on a multitude of subjects. Because I am paying for this website and registered it, and you just discovered its existence, I’ll start.
By the way, the “I am paying for this website” is a variant of Spencer Tracy’s “I am paying for this broadcast,” from the film, “State Of The Union,” of 1948, and Ronald Reagan’s “I am paying for this microphone,” of 1980.)
Please watch this short excerpt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRI6iSrS1kc
- Is it OK for a songwriter or composer to copy music and/or lyrics from someone else?
- Do you have a favorite example of a songwriter/composer copying music and/or lyrics from someone else?
- Do you have a LEAST favorite (or hated) example of a songwriter/composer copying music and/or lyrics from someone else?
Let me make Question 1 even more specific – is it OK to copy someone else’s expression without asking for her/his/their permission? Asking its permission? (I write “its” because it could be that you are expected to ask a company or corporation for “its” permission. Companies are not people, my friend.)
I will only wait another day or two before I chime in. I welcome your input first.