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    Colab? music creators colab with other music creators and or singers. a sample is just a sample.

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    A sample of his voice rapping. I'm not sure where the confusion is?

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    That's a really cool idea, already on it... I've been send some songs by a DJ from Brazil!!!

    Thanks for all the support guys, this community is awesome smile

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    I would seek legal advice from an attorney that specialises in music law.

    You should be credited as a writer, at the very least and would likely receive residual royalties.
    It might not be be much but for instance if this track is licensed for a car commercial we're talking big $ and you'd be entitled to a share of that. The fact that they haven't sought permission will actually put you in a better position to negotiate a bigger share of the writers royalties too.

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    Hi,
    I had a similar thing happen. I got in contact with the record label's legal department. In my case Relapse Records took it very seriously and an amicable agreement was reached quickly. You are obviously concerned enough to bring it up, but if you aren't worried enough to get an actual lawyer, at least contact the label. Don't bother with the artist, they might not know or care, but the label will want to avoid the embarrassment of a lawsuit.
    Good luck!

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    Thanks for all the help, I have decided to pursue this. I used the attribution licence and it hasn't been adhered to which is just not right. If the Creative Commons is going to work then it should be respected and the licences upheld. I'll let you know of the outcome and hopefully this kind of thing can be avoided or delt with in the proper manor next time. If I'd wanted to just give my samples away without credit I'd of used the 'zero' licence.

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    Any updates on this?

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    i listened to it again and the voice in the song sounds a little different, i know they can add effects to it and change the pitch etc, but i cant imagine how they could change your voice like that, its possible that they listened to your sample then re-recorded it themselves saying the same thing. what does it mean btw translated to english

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    Kodack wrote:
    i listened to it again and the voice in the song sounds a little different, i know they can add effects to it and change the pitch etc, but i cant imagine how they could change your voice like that, its possible that they listened to your sample then re-recorded it themselves saying the same thing. what does it mean btw translated to english

    a few pitches downward and a slight reverb/flange plus some other "sound-gooder-izer" effects gives nearly the exact voice sound in the song, but I do think it's possible they decided to have someone else do the voice sample over after using the original as a placeholder initially. that's getting into a bit of a legal grey area.

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    it makes perfect sense that they would record it themselves saying the same thing, it would avoid copyright and make it legal. the sample is quite short and forgivable if copied or influenced by, we copy things all the time when making music.

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    So what's the point in the licences then?

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    licenses are there so people dont just download your sample and use it without your knowledge and make money out of it, so it depends how easy your sample is to recreate, if its very simple and takes a couple seconds to make ofcourse nobody is going to care, maybe it just so happens they also have someone who has the same accent as you and speaks the same language as you

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    Oh right...... I don't think you've read the licence properly!!!

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    Well, it seems to be a more common occurrence than I previously thought:

    https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/339326/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K44j-sb1SRY

    It sure would be welcome if they respected our work, but oh well, I'll see if I get any response.

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    What dirty scumbags. Try to take it as a compliment. Unless you are prepared to go to court and spend lots of money and who knows if you'd get anything anyway. I'm afraid that the licences aren't really effective in their own right. Good work though. You have now been immortalised... you should be proud 😭😭😭