Ari Herstand (Ari's Take)

I want to sign up for CD Baby Pro, but some of the provisions freak me out, like allowing outsiders to change my lyrics, create derivatives and samples from my songs. Am I being paranoid?

Ari Herstand (Ari's Take) responded on 10/18/2016

I wouldn't necessarily worry about that. You still own the copyright to the song and no one can legally release a derivative version of your song without the copyright owner's (you) permission. I believe they put that in there if a TV show wants to use your music and they need to mute the lyrics during the show or something like that. You can always write them and ask:

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