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#1118890 - 11/04/16 01:31 AM Song insired by a tv series  
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I'm writing a song that is inspired by a character on a tv series. I was planning to write the song that would be fairly vague about his situation, with maybe only a first name reference (fairly common name).

Would that be safe from legal issues?


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#1120835 - 12/11/16 09:31 PM Re: Song insired by a tv series [Re: Moosesong]  
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LEGEND OF BRET MAVERICK

He was born in east Texas
He and his brother Bart
Took advice from his pappy
Fought in the Civil War
Joined the Union later on
Brought Injuns under control
Always had a sense of humor
Got him through each episode

The Legend Of Bret Maverick
Still alive in the old west
Thousand dollars inside his coat
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Made his living with a deck of cards
Never tempted to work a lick
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The Legend Of Bret Maverick

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St. Louis to Denver to San Fran
Samantha Crawford, Melanie Blake
Old Bret was a ladies' man
He always played an honest game
Swindling only the bad guys
Gentleman Jack Darby, Dandy Jim Buckley
Grafters paid for their villainous lies

The Legend Of Bret Maverick
Still alive in the old west
Thousand dollars inside in his coat
When it came to poker, he was best
Made his living with a deck of cards
Never tempted to work a lick
James Garner knew all about
The Legend Of Bret Maverick

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#1130138 - 08/25/17 12:53 AM Re: Song insired by a tv series [Re: Moosesong]  
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Moosesong,

I can tell you that is the first rule of writing for TV & film. Targeting music to the music supervisor for a specific show. This may not be your intention, but you are on the right track if you want to get your music synced. I actually talked all about this in a video you can find it here if you're curious https://sundownsessionsstudio.com/licensing-music-not-game-chance/


https://sundownsessionsstudio.com - Bringing you world-class music production for an indie budget - all online.

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#1130142 - 08/25/17 12:39 PM Re: Song insired by a tv series [Re: Moosesong]  
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That brought back some old memories.


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

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