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Old 08-04-2019, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Go_Arachnid_Laser View Post
Sure. There's a similar riff? Nothing to it. Coincidences happen.

'Hey!' vocal percussion? Plenty songs do that.

"Y'all know what it is"? At least a dozen songs start the same.

"There's no going back" with a sudden pitch drop? Pfff. I could name you several songs doing that too.

So, tell me. At what point would you start considering something a bit too coincidental?
It doesnít matter whether itís coincidental or not. You are allowed to reuse the common elements of a musical genre. There wouldnít be any such thing as a genre if you couldnít. To make a song in a genre you are intentionally using elements common to that genre. The point isnít whether itís coincidental or intentional. The point is that no one can own a genre.
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