wow this was a great soundtrack.
I agree. Please make it available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon MP3.
Yes please I really like the songs and would gladly pay for a digital album
The song in the trailer uses the melody from Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" so he'd have to get permission first.
ah so thats why it sounded a little familiar
Rob made the 12P musical for his community college. Someone would have to see when he filed his copyrights for his songs, and specifically if that "12 Princesses" song was in the original lineup for the musical.
It's probably just a case of two songs sounding similar.... Maybe.
Judge for yourself
A Participant says:
Katy looks pretty hot here:
I'm not expert enough to tell how close they are musically. The copyright office doesn't show a listing for 12P. Always important to do that!
hmm as far as the copyright goes I wonder which will came first ?
I am not a copyright scholar either, but what I do understand is that the songs have to be similar in many ways as to warrant a plausible lawsuit.
To be honest, the first time I heard the refrain I thought of Teenage Dream, but it was only because of the particular syncopation of the spoken words. Otherwise, the chord progression is different, the structure of the song as a whole is different, and you can't copyright the beats between sung lyrics.
Now, if it can be proven that he listened to the song and derived specifics from it, that is a whole different ball game.
EMI/Capitol records was Katy's label when she made "Teenage Dream." Hopefully the 12P song was part of the original lineup in 2004 when Rob produced the community college play. If that's the case Rob might have a case against Katy Perry! lol
But let's say that the 12P song(s) in question were produced on, around the same time as Katy Perry's. Capitol could force a settlement because they know Rob has a million dollars in the bank and it would be too expensive, and too risky to not settle.
Even if Capitol would have a shaky case, it would probably be easier to pay out a settlement than to go to trial.
This is why studios have whole departments dedicated to rights clearances, to prevent even a shadow of a doubt from falling on the production.
Something like "Super Bowl Sex Party" shouldn't have even gotten into the gate, let alone have won without clearance, even if it has not much to do with AS, as AS is/was just running a contest.
A Participant says:
What about FACEBOOK FRIEND? That's a trademarked brand. No way they had the rights cleared prior to writing it. if AS went out and got the clearance that's kinda ... unfair to every competitor.
Be like posting PEPSI COLA: THE MOVIE. Or MY MYSPACE SEX PARTY!
I believe an ALIEN sequel was taken down for similar reasons.
Amazon and Facebook have some sort of partnership/agreement with each other, so it shouldn't be an issue. However, the news coming out last week about the guy who murdered his friends who defriended him MAY slightly put a damper on the film in the short run.
But today's news cycles are incredibly short. Because of Whitney Houston's death even Athens burning is taking second fiddle to coverage of Houston's death.
I LOVE THE MUSIC!!! WHY IS THIS NOT A MOVIE!?!?!!?!?!??!
The music in this is indeed amazing! There was one song/sequence in particular that actually made me cry! Absolutely breathtaking... if this DOES get made, I wonder if the actors/singers in it will be hired to do the actual film, or if they'll pick more knowns for the acting and the singing. The guy who currently singes Yannick's songs, for instance, is great... but I can think of a couple singers I'd love to hear do some of his songs (like Sam Tsui for instance).
about the similarities in melody of the song in 12 princess and the katy perry song... they sound SIMILAR, but it is not exact by any stretch. As for copyright laws, unless copyright laws have changed in recent years, it used to be that as long as you changed every 7th note you were good.
Well, it sounds the same, but the only thing similiar sound is the percussion (beat).
Musically, if a record company says the copyright has been infringed, I would say
this hasn't the potential to that. Simply because, the lyrics are totally different.
Just because it sounds the same it doesn't apply. It would have to be word for word
and note for note.
In Example: Metallica suing their recording engineer for constructing a group on Maui
because he used the same key foundation Metallica uses. Key of E.
If you think about the Key of E. It has many purposes. It Metallica had the copyright
reserved, they implemented the Key of E.
Anyways, if you go to a game, and the buzzard sounds off. The Key of E is the note you
hear. So, subliminally, it would imply a urge to listen to Metallica.
Heavy Metal rules!!!!
So, after re-listening to the two songs back to back, I don't think they sound alike at all! similar beats, maybe, but WAY different melodies!