Have any of you ever recorded a new tune you heard in your head and then finished up thinking, "Hmm, this seems strangely familiar..."?
I'm working on promo and station id stuff, and when I finished this one up tonight I had that sinking feeling that I just "wrote" something that's already out there. I don't mind similarities in style as we all have our influences, but out and out copping someone else's song is just downright embarrassing.
(I also discovered that blaring brass didn't translate too well to mp3, but that's the topic of another discussion.)
So, I could use an objective ear or two. If this is an identifiable tune from someone else, let me know (a link to the real thing would be fun) and I'll delete the midi files and wash my ears out with soap before composing the next thing. Or maybe it's not someone else's music and I'm just having flashbacks from the 70s. It's late, and I've lost all perspective. These are the little dilemmas you get yourself into you when you start listening to the voices in your head, boys and girls...
Hmm. Reminds me (just) of the theme to Deep Space Nine.
Sounds like a spot that is...well,...'spot on'!
This should work nicely. I don't know if I would worry too much. In the computer game industry we used to write tons of fanfares for adventure games. I mean, how many fanfares can be written? Enough, I suppose.
Although your piece sounds similar to those fanfares we did (usually only 5 seconds in length in most cases), to my mind, your music coupled with that excellent VO says "Hey! You're listening to a show of class". Leaves the listener wanting to run to the kitchen to fetch some tea and crackers to get ready to sit (and listen) for a spell.
If no one on this forum can point out a 'lift' from a known work, chances are its not really lifted. And if, in the future some copyright owner contacted you to complain, you could drop it and replace it with a new one. Is that an over simplification of a hypothetical scenario? (or talk to your lawyer, I guess)
No, ah doesn't sound...wait, wait a minute...I know what this is! That's the song I heard when I woke up last week and it was ringing in my head but I was too tired to fire up the DAW and fell back to sleep! I guess God doesn't wait for the lazy ones.
Really, can't "spot" it anywhere. Very nice!
No, ah doesn't sound...wait, wait a minute...I know what this is! That's the song I heard when I woke up last week and it was ringing in my head but I was too tired to fire up the DAW and fell back to sleep!
Hey, you snooze, you lose. Or is it "finders, keepers"?