I got a message today from Y 2 D saying he tried to release his sample on a beat tape but his distributors detected my copyright and it was rejected.
So I contacted my distributor to ask for Y 2 D to be added to my track as a co-producer and this will enable co-copyright ownership and also I'll be credited on Y 2 D's work.
Samples are a minefield, I use only a few nowadays but if I do I apply synthesis and effects so they are not picked up by the computer algorithms as someone else's copyright.
The Messenger is a very odd album, I released it only on Bandcamp because I felt it only represented my earliest stage of making recorded music and was not good enough for Spotify and Apple Music etc, but listening again with this current activity around one of the tracks I hear an odd album but one full of naive imagination and originality, some beautiful saxophone and electric guitar loops.
|The Messenger cover, released in 2011