Did April Wine have to pay royalties Beatles and Stones?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by DaleClark, Aug 11, 2017 at 10:32 PM.

  1. DaleClark

    DaleClark Active Member Thread Starter

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    just curious.

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    Pretty long break in song with Day Tripper and Satisfaction riffs overlapping.
     
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  2. ModernDayWarrior

    ModernDayWarrior Forum Resident

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    For most people who might not know which song it is, it's this one and at the end they simultaneously fit Day Tripper and Satisfaction riffs together which I always thought was pretty damn cool.
    Not sure about royalties though. You gotta think if Keith Richards and John Lennon heard the song they would probably give it the thumbs up for being pretty creative in doing that imo

     
  3. krlpuretone

    krlpuretone Forum Resident

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    Sorry, changed a note in the Day Tripper riff (and different keys), so no royalties...
     
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  4. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

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    I doubt it. I don't think anybody cared. Great song, album, and band, though. One of my all time favorites.
     
  5. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

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    Skyhooks did it before them with "Million Dollar Riff", and even managed to work in "Smoke On The Water."

     
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  6. eddiel

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    Oh man, thanks for posting that. Just before I left England to move back home 6 years ago I bought a Skyhooks compilation and I totally forgot I had it. I haven't even listened to it yet. I'll have to get it out this weekend.

    Great April Wine tune as well.
     
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  7. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    An amazing underrated band. I was listening to Harder Faster and I saw this thread. I recently tried to play many of the guitar parts from this album and realized how inventive they were. Why are there no bands like this anymore?

    I agree with your take on how KR and JL would react.
    This guitar arrangements in this song are top notch.

    Say Hello - April Wine
     
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  8. Galley

    Galley Forum Resident

    While we are on the subject, is there a musical term to describe completely different melodies blend together perfectly?
     
  9. zphage

    zphage Forum Resident

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    Segue?
     
  10. dewey02

    dewey02 Forum Resident

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    Isn't a segue about transition? One seguing to another?
    I think galley is asking about melodies at the same time.
     
  11. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

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    Interpolating? That's when they fly in a completely separate melody in the middle of the song.
     
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  12. mrpleasant

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  13. Jose Jones

    Jose Jones Outstanding Forum Member

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    Skip Spence put the "Sunshine Of Your Love" riff into the ending of "War In Peace". Unknown if he had to pay royalties...

    Yes put the "Daytripper" riff into their cover of "Every Little Thing", before Skyhooks did it.
     
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  14. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Forum Resident

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    Can guitar riffs be copyrighted? If not, then there is no copyright problem.

    Or maybe they are considered okay to copy as they fall under "Fair Use".
     
  15. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

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    Ah yeah...I think this is the winner.
     
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  16. GroovyGuy

    GroovyGuy Well-Known Member

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    That's the ticket - even IF The Beatles or The Stones would have bothered. FWIW, April Wine was a great Canadian band
     
  17. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

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    Nazareth did it with Satisfaction on Shanghai'd in Shanghai

     
  18. majorlance

    majorlance Forum Resident

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    By itself, merely changing keys would offer no protection in a copyright infringement suit, if one were to be brought. Unless Vanilla Ice is the presiding judge...
     
  19. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

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    Sugarloaf used The Beatle's I Feel Fine on Don't Call Us We'll Call You

     
  20. DaleClark

    DaleClark Active Member Thread Starter

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    The Spirit -LedZeppelin suit went to court (although Spirit did not win) with way less similarities
     
  21. John Porcellino

    John Porcellino Well-Known Member

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    Before corporations took over the music industry this was called "homage" and was a time honored tradition in song writing (and the other arts). Now that that money is the bottom line of everything in our society it's called "copyright infringement."
     
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  22. violetvinyl

    violetvinyl Forum Resident

    April Wine was a staple growing up in Nova Scotia. They played here constantly in the mid 70s, as they started off here in Halifax. Very talented band. My Mum's friend is even related to Myles Goodwyn.
     
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  23. Malina

    Malina Forum Resident

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    I too picked up that cd years ago for whatever reason and was surprised at the quality of the songs and the guitar players. Tasty solo here at 2:08 and lengthy Freebird style outro starting at 3:58. These guys were really good.

     
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  24. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

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    In Roxy Music's "Re-Make/Re-Model" the bass player quotes "Day Tripper" in his break late in the song. Probably too quick a reference to cause any copyright worries.
     
  25. vinyldreams

    vinyldreams Forum Resident

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    EC plays the Day Tripper riff at 3:33 -
     
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