How much and what music can I "appropriate" for my own compositions?
October 15, 2013 11:23 AM Subscribe
When Puffy Whatever uses e.g. Kashmir as a background for his own rap, or Kanye uses Ray Charles' music in Gold Digger, do they pay them? What are the guidelines about this, if I want to make some raps with pre-existing background music and put them on YouTube? Why isn't it like buying the rights to use a song in your movie? (Or is it?) Do you at least have to ask permission?