[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

Re: Samples and looping

Hound Dog was written by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller who also 
produced Big Mama Thornton's record. Elvis heard that and loved it. 
He re-recorded it.  Lieber and Stoller still got their royalties. :)

>Per is arguing the law -- i.e., the law protects composer's rights. 
>Louigi is arguing about what he believes the law should say -- the 
>composer gets paid by whoever commissioned the work and after that 
>it's fair game. So, in the case of Hound Dog, unless Elvis had a 
>deal with Big Mama Thornton to write the song, in Louigi's world, 
>Elvis owes nothing for using the song. (If I've mischaracterized the 
>positions, I apologize.)