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    This has been bothering me for a while. How come a producer can make a track and then DJ's all over the place can use the song, put it on a CD, and sell the CD? I'm pretty sure that most of the time there's no royalty-paying going on.

    Not that it bothers me in the least, I'm just waiting for the day somebody that doesn't like the idea figures this out and ruins everything that I enjoy.
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    That was vague.

    Care to elaborate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambox View Post
    This has been bothering me for a while. How come a producer can make a track and then DJ's all over the place can use the song, put it on a CD, and sell the CD? I'm pretty sure that most of the time there's no royalty-paying going on.

    Not that it bothers me in the least, I'm just waiting for the day somebody that doesn't like the idea figures this out and ruins everything that I enjoy.
    if dance music ever sells out to money i'm the fuck of the planet.

    but i think thats how EDM perpetuates itself, the people are responsible for its growth, makin it more of a community and largely increased communication between producers/djs/promoters.
    its a whole other world of music that plays by different rules
    as far as i can see
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    Kaon, none of that has to do with drum and bass.

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    If you are a legit dj that is selling cds you have to get permission to use the tracks before the cd is sold. Alot of dj take the other route and just release bootleg mixes on cd.
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    That's kind of what I figured. It just seems unlikely that most DJ's would. Especially on mixes with like 50+ songs, where the intro/hook alone will have like 6 or 7 songs crammed into one minute.

    Not to mention a shitload of vocal samples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambox View Post
    That's kind of what I figured. It just seems unlikely that most DJ's would. Especially on mixes with like 50+ songs, where the intro/hook alone will have like 6 or 7 songs crammed into one minute.

    Not to mention a shitload of vocal samples.
    i figure itll stay this way as long as people like us keep it this way
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    Kaon, none of that has to do with drum and bass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaon View Post
    if dance music ever sells out to money i'm the fuck of the planet.
    Have you looked at top 40 airplay in the last year ?

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    A Great example of Djs kinda slipping around this, is a DJ mix Miss Kitten did back in 2002.
    http://www.discogs.com/Miss-Kittin-E.../release/43711

    David Caretta - Vicious game is played almost in it's entirety with M Mayer - Love is stranger than pride in the background. in basically a loop. Caretta's track was not credited, but Mayer's was.

    My assumption is that she couldn't get licensing from caretta for the track, so got a license for another track and played it over caretta's track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrel855 View Post
    Have you looked at top 40 airplay in the last year ?
    to be honest... no i havent
    and in my twisted opinion thats not EDM, its pop music
    Quote Originally Posted by dripstep View Post
    Kaon, none of that has to do with drum and bass.

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