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Old 9th May 2019
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Originally Posted by atma View Post
Ok, so what's an artist like myself supposed to do? If I sample perhaps 8 different (completely obscure) songs; manipulate and collage snippets of them together into something coherent of my own and record a rapper over it—I'm supposed to clear all of those samples before releasing it (even locally) in order that I don't get sued? That's absolutely bonkers to me.
This is very easy to explain as copyright law is straight forward.....
If you use any pre-recorded composition in your own music you must get copyright clearance from both the owners of the PA (writers) and SR (recording) or you are at risk to legal action.

As to "so what's an artist like myself supposed to do", you could always learn to play an instrument like many millions have done and create your own original musical compositions.