Hello everyone. I'd like your opinion on certain questions regarding indie game music.
At what point would you consider a song inspired by another song a different song?
Is a song that uses the same chords and tempo of a song but different lyrics still the same song?
If you recreate a song from scratch to sound like another song and use your own vocal samples instead of the original and change the lyrics is it still the same song?
Would you dislike a good song because it got it's chords and structure from another song?
My reason for asking is because for much of my music I take certain parts of songs that I like and then make up the rest to fill in for the parts of the original song I didn't like.
Two examples of my dilemma can be found here:
My Version: BB
Original Song: Bullet Ballet (Armored Core 2 Another Age Soundtrack)
My Version: Autobahn Runway
Original Song: Autobahn (Armored Core Nexus)
Do you think I would get in trouble with my songs? Would you consider them remixes? Or different songs?
Thank you for your time!