Okay, I have a little dillema/situation that I would like to get all of your advice/suggestions on:
I am starting to get some gear together to become a producer/remixer. I do not want to be a DJ per se but I know that I will have to learn eventually.
Anyways, there is this artist who shall go nameless, she has a bunch of Gold records and hit singles and she is from Europe. I fell in love with the album and her voice and she has inspired me so much that I would like to remix some of her songs.
Now, how DO you go about remixing someone's songs the "legal" way? I am hearing that you can't take out the beats/keyboards from a song to just get only a voice. That you have to equalize a lot of that stuff out in order to work with just a voice.
So, let's say if I make a massive remix to this young lady's songs. Can I play it at a club? I am not looking into making cash out of it. I am just doing it to learn how to use the equipment/software and also to get my feet wet as far as remixing goes. What can I do, and NOT do? And what about downloading acapellas?
Is it true that you have to get permission from the artist themselves to do the remix?
So basically, I have some arrangement ideas for some remixes of this girl's songs and all but I am not sure how to go about it the "legal" way. Have any of you guys done any remixing, even if it's just in your bedroom?
Thanks a lot,
PS: I may have posted something about this in the past, but I forgets