Computer Music


This is a non-commercial ‘mashup’ of tracks by Apple Music employees/contractors Trent Reznor (“Nine Inch Nails,” 1994) and Tahliah Debrett Barnett (“FKA (Formerly Known As) Twigs,” 2014). The tracks have the same name, ‘Closer.’

The point of the mashup is to demonstrate identity of underlying composition: verse/chorus/bridge/breakdown size and ordering; key; and theme. It is also an example intended for use in Dalhousie University ASSC/FASS 1200 “Creativity In the Internet Age.”

Under the Canadian Copyright Act 29.21 (1) current as of 2015-06-09, a work is not an infringement of copyright so long as it is

-done solely for non-commercial purposes;
-the source material is mentioned;
-I had reasonable grounds to believe that the existing copies used were non-infringing;
-Trent and Tahliah won’t lose a lot of money/fame/power as a result of this work.

I don’t know how to make money by posting music on the internet; I do believe the existing copies were non-infringing; and, Trent and Tahliah will be just fine.

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