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Re: Music mixes and property rights
« Reply #10 on: Sep 14th, 2006, 5:31am »
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Hi guys, im just observing that Sonic and Cousin Isaac are referring to two entirely different topics.  
 
Sonic makes reference to Mixing down a Multitrack Recording to a stereo two track mix.  Cousin Isaac is referring to the "Remix" of an original track.  
 
Sonic's topic has nothing to do with copyright issues whatsoever. The contribution of a recording engineer is not recognized within the copyright regime.
 
However a remix as in Cousin Isaac's case falls within the copyright category of Derivative work.  
 
Consultants such as Jeff and Isaac have recognised the difference but general readers would be lost trying to learn from the answers.  
 
Its our duty to ask the question poster to clarify their situation  further.  
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Re: Music mixes and property rights
« Reply #11 on: Sep 14th, 2006, 7:36am »
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The contribution of a recording engineer is not recognized within the copyright regime.

That's an interesting statement.  What's the authority for it?   Does the OP's fact of the mix being "either done on speculation, or if the client has not requested or paid for the mix" affect your conclusion?
 
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« Reply #12 on: Sep 14th, 2006, 4:58pm »
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Jeff, an engineer doing a mix on speculation or whether the client paid for it, does not affect the conclusion that the recording engineer’s contribution is not recognized under copyright.
 
A song or musical composition has its geneses with someone creating a melody and lyrics. Songwriters under intellectual property are known as creators of literary and musical works.
 
A sound recording has its geneses in the recorded studio performances of lead singers, musicians, background vocals etc.  
 
The argument is; a sound engineer contributes to the sound recording by way of balancing the recorded tracks into an accepted perspective. He neither writes lyrics, compose melodies, performers audibly  to the recording. He unfortunately has been left out of the copyright guiding principle.  
 
He is paid for his services and has a right to be credited as the person who did the final mix on the recording.  
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Re: Music mixes and property rights
« Reply #13 on: Sep 15th, 2006, 8:00am »
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Jeffrey, that's not "authority" for your conclusion, that's merely a restatement of the conclusion.  
 
From statements such as "He unfortunately has been left out of the copyright guiding principle" I take it you're not an attorney.   What is your background?
 
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« Reply #14 on: Sep 15th, 2006, 1:54pm »
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By no means im an attorney Jeff, however being in the music business an odd 25years, laid the foundation for allot of practical knowledge about copyright issues.  
 
I often seek counsel with attorneys when im not sure of specific scenarios.
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