How do you guys avoid copyright infringement when uploading a song?
Case dismissed.If it's your recording or you hold the publishing, it shouldn't be a problem.
If it's not your song, why are you uploading it?
Case reopened. It's a drum cover I'm trying to upload from my computer.Case dismissed.
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^ This.Performing copyrighted material requires payment of a performance fee.Nothing complicated about it.Sorry you didn't get the answer you were loking for,but MUSIC ISN"T FREE.The artist/s who wrote the song have to be compensated.That music belongs to them,and It's NOT public domain.If you're doing a cover, you're performing copyright infringement. Upload something original and you shouldn't have a problem.
I must sadly agree with this. Youtube is cracking down on the cover tunes, and IMO it's a of a blow to the art of music in general. A similar thing is happening with venue's in the area where I live. Venue's have to pay a fee if they host live music, regardless of whether it's all original or not, on the off chance that an artist "might" play a cover tune. It's making it difficult because playing cover tunes is a great way to introduce your band and your original music to a larger audience, but now fewer and fewer venue's (Youtube included) are allowing this type of activity to continue.If you're doing a cover, you're performing copyright infringement. Upload something original and you shouldn't have a problem.
I agree completely and I completely disagree with you at the same time lol. I'm a little conflicted on the matter to say the least. I suppose I see the debate from both sides, but you're right the law is the law. I personally abide by them, buying my music from iTunes, not illegally downloading music.I know this may seen like something new,but years ago,that was just the way business was done.ASCAP or who ever,collected fees from venues that had live music,and the artist who wrote the material,got paid.Thats what's suppose to happen.It's Federal law.
Things were so lax for so long,and almost everybody got away with NOT paying these fees.Now just about everyone that has to pony up, is screaming bloody murder.TOUGH.
This is how songwriters make their money.The internet has led millions of listeners into believing music is free.It's NOT free.Whom ever wrote that song,is entitled to compensation if you want to perform his material.It's the price of doing business,just like taxes,electric bills,employee salarys,rent...and on and on.
If you want to down load a song,go to I tunes or one of many internet music sites,pay your fee,and download whatever song you want to.
This is one of the reasons why a lot of venue owners want bands to play for free,or for some insultingly low fee,because they also believe music should be free,live or recorded.
If you were an artist with songs for sale, you'd understand.But I'll be honest, whenever this debate comes up, a little voice inside my head always ask the question "Is it right to charge money for art?" I have not been able to answer that question for myself, hence my inner conflict.
Yep, it's that simple.If you want to down load a song,go to I tunes or one of many internet music sites,pay your fee,and download whatever song you want to.
The thing is, I am. I'm a working musician. I have to pay my bills based off of my gigs, and CD and Merchandise sales. I've been in the position (and may be again in the next month) where I didn't eat unless I sold x number of CD's at a show. I still have that conflict.If you were an artist with songs for sale, you'd understand.