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Selling Ones Created Accompaniments

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  • I use SongSmith to create accompaniments for my original Native American flute solos. Can I record both the solos and accompaniments on a CD and sell it?
    Thursday, March 08, 2012 3:50 AM

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  • If the melodies are yours, then the accompaniment you create with Songsmith is also yours.  In other words, Microsoft doesn't keep any copyright or ownership over your Songsmith creations.

    Of course, if you record someone else's melody into Songsmith, ownership of the results is more complicated, and we can't help you there (i.e., Songsmith won't help you circumvent copyrights on melodies).

    Hope that helps!

    -Dan from the Songsmith team

    Monday, March 12, 2012 10:25 PM
  • I have a follow up question to this one...

    What if I create an original accompaniment using Songsmith, but without a melody? In other words I turn off my vocal. If I am using my own chord progression ideas and mix of instruments, is this still "my song" and am I able to use it for commercial purposes?



    • Edited by CelestinaW Sunday, June 17, 2012 8:56 PM
    Sunday, June 17, 2012 8:54 PM
  • Yes, it's still your song and you're able to use it for commercial purposes, of course provided you haven't copied the chords from somewhere else.

    Hope that helps!

    -Dan from the Songsmith Team
    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 5:28 PM