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GMC Forum _ CHILL OUT _ Band Member Left, Still Alright To Play Songs?

Posted by: spdalton Nov 23 2007, 02:39 AM

My band and I came up with a couple of new songs with a new singer that we got about 2 months ago.
After those first couple of practices the singer failed to turn up for the next 5, including one show and so we've decided to find a new singer.

Those music for the songs we wrote was done by us (drums, gat, bass), and the singer came up with vocal melody for one and words for the other. My question is, is it alright for us to still use these songs? Or would we have to find new melody/words when we get a new singer? (from a legal and ethical perspective)

Posted by: The Uncreator Nov 23 2007, 05:07 AM

Well, he technically could take legal action if he can prove he wrote it first, and then you market is as yours,The melody however, i don't think you have to change.

But, As long as you indicate he wrote the lyrics, there is no problem.

Posted by: spdalton Nov 23 2007, 06:55 AM

Alright, sounds fair enough.

Thanks

Posted by: MickeM Nov 23 2007, 08:17 AM

QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Nov 23 2007, 05:07 AM) *
But, As long as you indicate he wrote the lyrics, there is no problem.

I belive so too. Goes the other way around aswell, since he contributed to the songs he's allowed to perform them aswell.

Posted by: Milenkovic Ivan Nov 26 2007, 05:44 PM

Just mention him on your recordings and i think he would have no bad fellings

Posted by: kevin-riff-after-riff Nov 26 2007, 09:54 PM

QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Nov 26 2007, 04:44 PM) *
Just mention him on your recordings and i think he would have no bad fellings

nooooo
write a whole new song about him! saying how sad you guys are and how you missed him, but its time to move on etc laugh.gif make him feel real sorry for you peeps tongue.gif oh and try the "never comming home" approach maybe tongue.gif
oh i feel evil today

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