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ADG3studios Envato team says

Good read Gareth.

Yep. :)

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AlumoAudio says

Good read Gareth.

Yes, I agree. Excellent reading Gareth. You’ve really hit on some resonating and thought provoking points there, regarding this whole issue.

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jhunger says

Yes – what Gareth said just about sums it up.

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TimOstanin says

Totally agree with Gareth.

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Art-of-Sound says

I had hoped no one would be called out in this thread…

Sorry it sounded like I’m talking directly to you. When I wrote “you” I meant everyone who reads those lines.

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pinkzebra says


I had hoped no one would be called out in this thread…
Sorry it sounded like I’m talking directly to you. When I wrote “you” I meant everyone who reads those lines.

No problem. Thanks, Art-of-Sound. :)

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Iashchenko says

after all plagiarism met to me, I the other day found out violation of copyright) that is very sad…

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gballx says

As Bananarama once said, “It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it”. :)

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backgroundmusic says

Hi there,

Well…you said pretty much everything. I can share my experience.

Can be said that I have some experience in music for commercials. I don`t know how is it in your case, but I have never worked with a clients that give you extensive creative freedom. I almost always got examples of how they would like it to sound. And it`s always like that, whether they small local company or worldwide famous brand, the principle is much the same. Clients dictate music trends in advertising these days…or so it was always? :-)

So if 15 of 20 commercials have similar music it`s because clients want it that way.

Plagiarism is a bad and unprofessional thing, musical influence is something completely different. I don`t know what exactly is the line of decency between this two concepts, but I`m pretty sure that we`ll recognize the moment when that line be crossed.

Well correct me if I`m wrong, but I have not heard any plagiarism that has achieved success as great as the original.

And at the end I would like to say, power to the original music! :bigsmile:

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vaisnava says

This is the farthest thing from my mind when I create anything… I just follow my heart and whatever comes out, comes out… but I mean there are certain keys that harmonize much better with other keys, and I am not claiming to be the first to discover this. :P There are also peoples inspirations… maybe those two artists on AJ are actually copying something they have heard on TV, or the latest movie, not actually each other on AJ, maybe they both had a similar dream, experience, who knows… I think patterns will happen naturally when most people are using keyboards with 12 notes and probably even use a lot of the same software/samples.

Just my wild thoughts…

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