Can you put a free download on a bootleg remix?

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Amplify
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Can you put a free download on a bootleg remix?

Post by Amplify » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:01 pm

Hey guys, yesterday I released my new bootleg of Fix You by Coldplay.(Track is in my sig) I would like to put a free download link for the track, but I really don't want to get sued by Coldplay. I tried sending an email to their office to ask if it would be ok, but they basically replied just saying that Coldplay does not endorse unofficial remixes. Am I good to put the free download link up?
thanks!

And sorry if this is in the wrong thread...I didn't know where to put it.

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Re: Can you put a free download on a bootleg remix?

Post by GNova » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:51 pm

Hey, you can put your tune on soundcloud or youtube, it will maybe tell you that you don't have the permission and delete it, but you can make a free download because you will not earn money from their work, they will sue you if you make around 100.000$ with it, but with all my respect for your music, I think you have some time ahead ^^
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Re: Can you put a free download on a bootleg remix?

Post by Amplify » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:36 pm

Thank you so much for the reply! That is what I had thought, but wanted to make sure. I figure it would be pretty worthless of them to sue if I make no money off of the song. Also I only used the vocal track for the bootleg and everything else in the track is original. (whether that changes anything or not) I will plan on getting the download link up in the next couple of days, in case anyone is interested.

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Re: Can you put a free download on a bootleg remix?

Post by Banesy » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:59 am

I am not sure how they do it, but it will prob eventually get taken down given it is a big name artist. Here is a nice letter that I got for one. I think they scan your track names and also what ever is used for song ID like Shazam technology. I have been seeing some people use leet for the name to avoid the name recogition. So call it COLD PL/\Y remix or something like that. I would guess that a good enough remix could avoid the scan.



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Re: Can you put a free download on a bootleg remix?

Post by zillo_music » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:00 pm

They start to give a shit about copyright only once you get Diplo/Skrillex/Zomboy famous and you earn money from sampled material/ free bootlegs... once they can smell some money income from sueing... and sometimes even then they dont do a thing because they might like your remix :D

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Re: Can you put a free download on a bootleg remix?

Post by counterparty » Fri May 01, 2015 5:19 pm

Banesy wrote:I am not sure how they do it, but it will prob eventually get taken down given it is a big name artist. Here is a nice letter that I got for one. I think they scan your track names and also what ever is used for song ID like Shazam technology. I have been seeing some people use leet for the name to avoid the name recogition. So call it COLD PL/\Y remix or something like that. I would guess that a good enough remix could avoid the scan.



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Our automatic content protection system has detected that your track, "bla bla bla",
may contain copyright protected content and we've blocked it from being published on your profile.

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Agreed... to the point where I honestly wouldn't even bother uploading to Soundcloud. They will catch you and they will penalize you in their system as a result. Not worth the headache. Go with youtube or mixcloud imo
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