Re: Performance Query

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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on January 30, 2002 at 07:42:02:

In Reply to: Performance Query posted by Wylum on January 29, 2002 at 23:17:01:

: Not really a bass specific question, but...
: As far as Jazz standards go, what's the copywrite status on them? Is it legal to perform them at a gig without permission?

: Wylum, who's not interested in debating originality at this time.

Copyright law is *incredibly* complicated (and a *major* pain), but you shouldn't have a problem performing a jazz standard at a gig; "permission" isn't really an issue when it comes to performance.

There are royalty issues that come into play at some points, but you don't need to worry about them at a gig; if you record a rendition of the standard and *sell* it, that's where the royalties start becoming an important point.

Hope that helps!


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