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How do I contact... Jan. 11th, 2010 @ 11:00 PM Reply

...an artist to get permission to remix/distribute their track?

First person to say "send them a pm, retard" is gonna get their ass kicked...

Like, not some artist on NG (no offense :P ) but an ACTUAL signed artist who's making money off of a track?

I've spent the past week remixing "Pjanoo" by Eric Prydz into an electro track, and it's turning out awesome...(yay for being humble!) But I don't know how to go about contacting him/whoever I need to talk to to get permission to release it, ya dig?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm pretttttty confuzzled.

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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 11th, 2010 @ 11:16 PM Reply

I'd recommend contacting Data Records (A sublabel of Ministry of Sound that should own the rights to the track) or Ministry of Sound itself.

Best route would probably be to track down an email and send them a demo and whatnot.


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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 11th, 2010 @ 11:54 PM Reply

Or just release it, and give credit to the original artist. Becuse Eric Prydz isn't going to care as long as you didnt claim the song to be yours.


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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 12th, 2010 @ 12:05 AM Reply

At 1/11/10 11:54 PM, Mans0n wrote: Or just release it, and give credit to the original artist. Becuse Eric Prydz isn't going to care as long as you didnt claim the song to be yours.

Don't take this guys advice. Great way to get sued.


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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 12th, 2010 @ 12:08 AM Reply

At 1/12/10 12:05 AM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
At 1/11/10 11:54 PM, Mans0n wrote: Or just release it, and give credit to the original artist. Becuse Eric Prydz isn't going to care as long as you didnt claim the song to be yours.
Don't take this guys advice. Great way to get sued.

Hahaha, yeah...no kidding :o
Regardless, I'm pretty sure he would care...I want to "release" it, as in try to make money off of it by selling it on itunes and whatnot. So I'm thinking he'd care if I was making money off of a remix of his track.

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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 12th, 2010 @ 12:11 AM Reply

At 1/12/10 12:08 AM, Argyros wrote:
At 1/12/10 12:05 AM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
At 1/11/10 11:54 PM, Mans0n wrote: Or just release it, and give credit to the original artist. Becuse Eric Prydz isn't going to care as long as you didnt claim the song to be yours.
Don't take this guys advice. Great way to get sued.
Hahaha, yeah...no kidding :o
Regardless, I'm pretty sure he would care...I want to "release" it, as in try to make money off of it by selling it on itunes and whatnot. So I'm thinking he'd care if I was making money off of a remix of his track.

Yeah, which is why it's a good thing you had the mind to figure out how to get ahold of the artist first. Personally, my best guess is the same as mentioned above, get ahold of the record label in some way and ask about it like that.

More often than not, it's pretty useless sending an email to the artist themselves, as a lot of the time, they are spammed with fan mail, and not so much relevant information or concerns.


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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 12th, 2010 @ 04:16 AM Reply

E-mail the company for further instructions.


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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 12th, 2010 @ 05:24 AM Reply

Contact him via his myspace

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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 12th, 2010 @ 06:16 AM Reply

At 1/12/10 12:05 AM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
At 1/11/10 11:54 PM, Mans0n wrote: Or just release it, and give credit to the original artist. Becuse Eric Prydz isn't going to care as long as you didnt claim the song to be yours.
Don't take this guys advice. Great way to get sued.

Not really. If a copyright holder has a problem with a remix, they will demand a takedown before moving to other legal practices - it's pointless and difficulty suing somebody over a not-for-profit work.

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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 12th, 2010 @ 12:11 PM Reply

Although, if down the road an opportunity presents itself to use that music for paid commercial purposes, you'll be straight pissed that you didn't get the permission to the rights to the remix.


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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 12th, 2010 @ 12:53 PM Reply

At 1/11/10 11:00 PM, Argyros wrote: ...an artist to get permission to remix/distribute their track?

First person to say "send them a pm, retard" is gonna get their ass kicked...
Like, not some artist on NG (no offense :P ) but an ACTUAL signed artist who's making money off of a track?

I've spent the past week remixing "Pjanoo" by Eric Prydz into an electro track, and it's turning out awesome...(yay for being humble!) But I don't know how to go about contacting him/whoever I need to talk to to get permission to release it, ya dig?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm pretttttty confuzzled.

Licensing is not an easy subject dude. Even if you could get ahold of the label/copyrights holder they are not going to walk you through what exact papers you will need and what you will need to do after. Your best chances are just to go through a company that specializes in helping you get the license you need. LicenseMusicNow.com for example.

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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 12th, 2010 @ 01:02 PM Reply

At 1/11/10 11:00 PM, Argyros wrote: ...an artist to get permission to remix/distribute their track?

First person to say "send them a pm, retard" is gonna get their ass kicked...
Like, not some artist on NG (no offense :P ) but an ACTUAL signed artist who's making money off of a track?

I've spent the past week remixing "Pjanoo" by Eric Prydz into an electro track, and it's turning out awesome...(yay for being humble!) But I don't know how to go about contacting him/whoever I need to talk to to get permission to release it, ya dig?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm pretttttty confuzzled.

Licensing is not an easy subject dude. Even if you could get ahold of the label/copyrights holder they are not going to walk you through what exact papers you will need and what you will need to do after. Your best chances are just to go through a company that specializes in helping you get the license you need. LicenseMusicNow.com for example.

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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 12th, 2010 @ 01:15 PM Reply

Q - How do I contact Eric Prydz ?
A - You google on his name, find his website and click on the "CONTACT" button.

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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 12th, 2010 @ 09:03 PM Reply

Well next time you can get a hold of a famous artist, you let me know.

You don't happen to have p diddy's phone number do you?

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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 12th, 2010 @ 09:28 PM Reply

Almost impossible unless your signed to a label


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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 12th, 2010 @ 10:15 PM Reply

At 1/12/10 09:28 PM, DJRAV3N wrote: Almost impossible unless your signed to a label

Not really. You know, labels do employ these people called A&R reps to look at new talent and potentially arrange things with said talent.

Otherwise.. how in the hell do you think people would get signed to a label in the first place? =P


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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 13th, 2010 @ 08:05 PM Reply

From what I've heard, Pulstate is in touch with Eric Prydz and they talk regularly. I know that he wouldn't give out his contact information to just anybody but its worth asking. I can see what I can do also.


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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 13th, 2010 @ 09:37 PM Reply

At 1/12/10 10:15 PM, EchozAurora wrote:
At 1/12/10 09:28 PM, DJRAV3N wrote: Almost impossible unless your signed to a label
Not really. You know, labels do employ these people called A&R reps to look at new talent and potentially arrange things with said talent.

Otherwise.. how in the hell do you think people would get signed to a label in the first place? =P

Well, these reps aren't doing a good job :P
I mean look...we have Justin Bieber, and people like Little Wayne being praised as if they actually make real music. As if they actually progressed music...


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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 13th, 2010 @ 10:46 PM Reply

At 1/13/10 09:37 PM, xxDjShockxx wrote: Well, these reps aren't doing a good job :P
I mean look...we have Justin Bieber, and people like Little Wayne being praised as if they actually
make real music. As if they actually progressed music...

Listen man. They do have some talent. Going around bashing other people ain't cool. No matter how good or bad you may think they are. Lil' Wayne, as a matter of fact, is considered one of the best rappers for because of his phenomenal flow and swagger when he raps. Justine Bieber is just a new kid-pop singer that has a nice voice, and a great producer.

Mainstream %u2260 bad music. Overrated, sometimes. Bad, no.

Back to the matter at hand

Dude, I'll ask around and see if I can get you some contacts for Eric Prydz / Pryda. It'll be tough, but it'd be nice to get in touch with him.


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Response to How do I contact... Jan. 13th, 2010 @ 11:15 PM Reply

Yo doucher, send me a PM with your email? (as in Frank)
All my compy troubles are over :o :D
Or like, try to talk to me on MSN or something? I had some major fuckups and contacts went kapoof?

Anyways, thanks for all the help guys :) Kinda set me on the path to hopefully getting in contact with the people I need to contact. MUCH appreciated. :)