Whose permission do I need: The remixer or the original artist?
February 13, 2007 11:16 AM   Subscribe

mc DJ did a killer remix of Sufjan Stevens "Illinois". I want to use a track from the remix on a podcast, but I don't know who to speak with regarding rights.

I haven't found any mention on mc DJ's site if he was granted official permission to remix and distribute "Illin-noise!". Do I need to get permission from him to use the track, or do I need to contact Sufjan's people?
posted by bryanzera to Media & Arts (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Contact Sufjan's first for two reasons— First, they should be able to put you in touch with MC DJ if it was legit. Second, the underlying mechanical and songwriting rights are still Stevens', so you'll need to talk with his people anyway.
posted by klangklangston at 2:11 PM on February 13, 2007

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