Here’s a dilemma for you, courtesy of reader Travis:
I have been composing music for some time now. I am a member and contributor to a site called ccMixter.org where music artists can submit sounds, loops, a cappellas, vocals, remixes, and more. I found a vocal on the site that was open and available to be remixed. The vocals were about how God is real, how we should believe in God, etc…
I decided to remix these vocals — add a melody, beat, rhythm, etc… and I made my own original remix. The thing is, I remixed the vocals to say, “God is not real.”
While I got some feedback that the remix was great, it was also suggested by the same people that I take the song down as it was disrespectful to the original vocal artist.
So my question is: Was I wrong?
I do not feel obligated to take the track down as I don’t feel I have done anything wrong or violated anyone’s rights. By posting a loop, sound, vocal, or a cappella to the site for remixing, you can expect it to be remixed. What you can’t expect is how it will be remixed.
What do you think?
You can listen to Travis’ remix here.