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Old 09-05-2017, 12:08 PM
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Okay I need some law help for this one. Let's say you are playing your music live on MTV or VHS. Can you then grab the audio from the live video and post it on iTunes to sell? You get 100% of the profit.
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Old 09-05-2017, 04:44 PM
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First, you'll have to be able to prove that it's your music.
Can you do that?
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:23 PM
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And if you get music played on MTV or VH1 you would sign a HUUUUUUUGE contract which we done many times and in there you will have your answer. I would not get my hopes up as I believe the production company and broadcasting station will have the rights for the performance.
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Old 09-06-2017, 06:10 AM
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Yes, what Christopher said.

When you see terms in your contract such as "throughout the known universe" and "in perpetuity" (for example), it all becomes rather clear.
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Would you want your lawyer writing his/her own theme song for a commercial? He/she doesn't want you doing your own lawyering.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:42 AM
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Alright this wasn't even MTV or VH1. This was in a different country but I know there was no contract involved
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Alright this wasn't even MTV or VH1. This was in a different country but I know there was no contract involved

Oh a different country, with different laws than the USA, and not actually MTV or VH1 and no contract involved... or maybe there was either verbally or implied. Who knows.

Asking these hypothetical questions with little information, and lying about key facts in your question is a waste of everybody else's time.

If it is important seek legal advice in that country.


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Okay I need some law help for this one. Let's say you are playing your music live on MTV or VHS. Can you then grab the audio from the live video and post it on iTunes to sell? You get 100% of the profit.

Your post is very hard to understand. Please clarify if I am interpreting your post correctly:

1. YOU wrote a song and are implying YOU own the copyright to the underlying composition of YOUR SONG
2. YOU played YOUR SONG live, and SOMEONE ELSE filmed a music video of YOU performing YOUR SONG.
3. There was no written contract regarding the ownership, broadcast, or use of the video or it's embedded audio.
4. The video SOMEONE ELSE made of YOUR SONG was subsequently broadcast on a TV station in another country.
5. YOU want to separate the audio from the video SOMEONE ELSE made of YOUR SONG.
6. YOU want to sell the audio of YOUR SONG, which SOMEONE ELSE recorded, and keep 100% of the profits.

Is this correct?
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