Another reason some people believe this type of art

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Another reason some people believe this type of art is not acceptable because it is misleading, listeners may believe it is solely that artist’s work. I disagree if one properly credits that artist then it could improve or reintroduce that original piece and bring in profit for both the original and the appropriation artists. For example of bring profit for both artists is after listening to DJ Danger Mouse's The Grey Album an individual may want to listen to either Jay- Z’s original song or The Beatles original song, in listening to the original will encourage them to maybe even like that song better, therefore resulting in buying it from the original singer. It could be a gain for DJ Danger Mouse, Jay-Z, and The Beatles if The Grey Album was released. The DJ will have his name known to the public, Jay-Z and/or the Beatles who will be making a profit from it. On the website, feed.proteinos.com, The Grey Album was one of the hottest properties circulating the internet file-swapping networks. Additionally the CD made its way to radio stations, record stores, and the internet from underground hip-hop. Many also argue that borrowing work is a form of stealing. There has always been a history of borrowing; ideas have to come from somewhere. When a celebrity is promoting their music, they get interviewed and the one question that they are always asked is who inspires them. A great example is artist, Michael Buble who is a popular pop/swing singer. When he was asked that question he answered Frank Sinatra inspires him. Just by listening to Buble's music you can tell because it sounds similar to genres of jazz and swing music but at the same time he
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produces music in his own way, tying in a pop sound. Everybody has to start from somewhere. This doesn't only apply to the arts it also applies to other subjects such as science and math. The theories in those subjects mentioned also had to start from somewhere in order for it to be further researched and developed into what we now know. I also believe if DJ Danger Mouse is to make a profit off of his album without asking for permission of Jay-Z's or the Beatles’ label or without buying the copy rights is stealing, a crime and is against the law. Also what Negtivland did was breaking the law. Not only did they use U2's song and name without permission they also made a profit off of it. If they had bought the
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  • Fall '06
  • Boyer
  • English, The Grey Album, Artistic Appropriation

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