Can I use Don Sebesky's arrangement of a song on my record?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by airtrainer, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. airtrainer

    airtrainer Guest

    Should I ask for a special authorization in I case I want to record a standard song version but using Don Sebesky's original orchestral arrangement from Wes Montgomery's version?
  2. Spookym15

    Spookym15 Guest

    Basically off the top of my head no, because it is probably copyrighted. You need to see if it is copyrighted, and most likey it is.
  3. jeffery

    jeffery Guest

    You need to obtain a compulsory Lisence. see the Hary fox agency.

    Basically they can let you know how one can go about recording songs that are owned by someone else.
  4. Re: Can I use Don Sebesky's arrangement of a song on my reco

    There is a copyright for the recording as well as the song you cant sample it without permission of the publisher/record company.
  5. dwoz

    dwoz Guest

    Re: Can I use Don Sebesky's arrangement of a song on my reco

    Actually, I think the original poster wants to do something really whack, totally, use musical instruments 'n stuff to actually recreate the part note-for-note.

    Imaginge the conceit of these so-called musicians in penguin suits...they should just forget that crap and hire a REAL creative professional...a turntablist.

  6. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    Being that you are copying and "arrangement"...this arrangement must be of a song, right? So then, it reverts back to the issue of covering that song. The song and it's original arrangement are copywriten in the original work. To cover the song (and thus the arrangement, which seems important to you) you still must get permission and pay a fee; such as with the Harry Fox Agency.
  7. You can buy the arrangement from Don Sebesky he sells xeroxes of unpublished scores to students I Know him but you still have to pay the publisher/record company to record it.
  8. Don Sebesky taught me Orchestration I taught him Chinese Jazz.
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