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Posted By: GUEST,Angel
19-Feb-11 - 12:43 PM
Thread Name: LEGALITY of using published melody
Subject: LEGALITY of using published melody
2-19-2011
Hi
I have written alot of new words to old hymns and am considering publishing them.
I have no problem giving the original composer credit, just need to know legality issue.

Also, if I use the melody for a well known love song or rock song do I have to get permission from the band or composer to use their melody with my words?
Thanks
Angel