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Old Mar 24, 2021, 09:03 AM
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Is this legal?!
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Old Jul 3, 2021, 05:57 PM
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Any word on if this release was properly licensed?
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Old Jul 3, 2021, 06:36 PM
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A member of my VGM Facebook group found this which leads be to believe this album was properly licensed for distribution on 1,000 vinyl. Is there anything else this would need to be considered properly licensed?

https://idblm.org/Pages/Album.aspx?q...mdk8dQpEV_4XcI

More detailed view of album licensing: https://www.easysonglicensing.com/pa....aspx?p=269546
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Old Jul 4, 2021, 04:03 AM
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Yeah if it's on the 'Easy Song Licensing' site it's legit
As long as all the music has been previously released then this would be considered a 'cover' and you just have to pay a 'mechanical' fee, which goes to the publisher, to make it legit.
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Could someone theoretically do this with Super Metroid (find the samples, painstakingly recreate it in MIDI, license each track) and finally release a high fidelity soundtrack?

My main concern is the licensing aspect of it.
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The tricky part with Super Metroid is that aside from a few tracks on Play it Loud! and some promo discs I don't think most of it has ever been released outside Japan and so wouldn't be available for license in America, for example. Though I'd rather just see Nintendo/Columbia do a proper re-recording of the original game sound...
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