same goes for manipulating existing copyrighted work for playing out live or whatever
don't get me wrong, I do this every day, but I am fully aware that I am breaking the law
Shit, maybe we should take a hard stance, and start hitting Peven up for money every time we play one of his tracks. We'll see how he feels about that.
Or maybe Peven should just allow this working relationship Djs have had with artists for the last 30+ years to continue to grow.
However DJs really benefit from creating their own styles, developing their skills, constantly working, putting out demos, rocking crowds all over the world, or even just in their home town. They benefit from years of hard work, with or without one Peven record.
I am not saying Peven is "wrong" for that opinion, I just think it is unwise.
Many artists have been unhappy with remixes of their music, properly released by the label, or not, however it is often these remixes that help make the artist's career. But it is how the artist chooses to deal with it that is making this thread a trainwreck.
OK so after all this where are we??
I mean everyone here knows Peven will not be able to really walk away as it has become apparent in this thread. Does this mean we stop buying /downloading/ remixing his rekkids or do we start doing remixes and posting em here..
Inquiring DHP members want to know
This reminds me of the story regarding Tom Moulton and BT Express where he basically re-edited and extended one of their tracks (I forget which one). BT Express hated that version with a passion, but once it blew up on the radio and on charts they were more than happy to take credit for it.
"There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people."