Our group is a charitable/educational one. We do not charge admission to our meetings, but do pass a hat to collect donations to cover expenses. We'd like to sing a popular song or 2 as a group, with several members providing musical accompaniment. We certainly don't want to violate copyright. Are we expected to get permission or pay the copyright holders? Please provide cites/links; thanks!
posted by dancing leaves
on Mar 8, 2014 -
I'm trying to source this
haunting voice. Is this arabic? A sung prayer?
Stumbled on this by accident, no idea what it is.
Thanks for any tips...
posted by brownbat
on Jun 18, 2013 -
Help me find a karaoke song that fits my personality and musical abilities! [more inside]
posted by jph
on Jun 22, 2012 -
Is there a technical terminology that could describe different styles of popular singing, in the same way that linguists might describe accents? Try your hand at a couple of examples inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Feb 17, 2012 -
Ok, some of you are just plain talented with this stuff. My friend swears that this little ditty is from an ACTUAL song, but she has been trying to remember which song exactly for more than a month now... I'd like to ID the song before she does, and taunt her with the knowledge (like any good friend would do) just to watch her squirm! [more inside]
posted by rinogo
on Sep 15, 2011 -
Help me find an only partially remembered short film I saw in the internet back in 2000 or 2001. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf
on Aug 10, 2011 -
I'm looking for scenes in movies / TV shows where the characters are singing whilst driving. [more inside]
posted by jontyjago
on Jul 31, 2010 -
Help me avoid embarrassment. I have no training and couldn't tell you what my range is using, like, technical terms, but when singing I embarrass myself least with Amy Winehouse's song You Know I'm No Good
. Taking that as my (only) data point, what song should I attempt at an evening of Sondheim?
posted by prefpara
on Jun 16, 2010 -
I need help translating this Polish song! The internet has failed me so far. [more inside]
posted by Askiba
on Mar 6, 2010 -
Are there well-known classical composers who aren't trained on a particular instrument? An acquaintance is a young singer who's interested in composition (mostly for voice), but in talking to him I get the sense that he feels a little inadequate compared to his fellow students who are accomplished on at least one instrument like piano or violin. Can you give me examples of classical composers whose work is respected but who weren't primarily instrumental players? Modern or otherwise. Thanks!
posted by mediareport
on Dec 14, 2009 -
I am a music ignoramus. But, I know I really like a man and a woman (a guy and a girl) singing together. Call and response, harmony, part of the lyrics or not, I think it's really amazing when a masculine voice and feminine voice are working together. [more inside]
posted by zeek321
on Jun 6, 2009 -
Song suggestions for a pregnancy-themed musical recital? (Broadway or opera preferred) [more inside]
posted by fermion
on Jun 3, 2009 -
What are some impressive birthday songs, or songs that would work for a birthday song? My wife's a soprano with 10 years of voice training, and she's looking for something showy to sing for co-workers' birthdays. [more inside]
posted by agropyron
on Feb 1, 2006 -
Needed: "Romantic songs of the 1930s/40s/50s that are very easy to play on guitar". My brother has asked me to sing "something" at his mostly secular wedding on August 13. No piano available, *maybe* a guitar player of unknown skill level. He seems to want something romantic and 1930s-50s American pop. He's mentioned "It's Only a Paper Moon" with enthusiasm, but I'm not sure that would be easy enough to play on guitar. [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Jul 11, 2005 -