[music] Tomorrow Never Knows


Very, very, very cool! Well done!

Best Wishes,

As long as the song has already been released in some format you’re welcome to do a cover. The owners of the work will be due any publishing revenue from it though.

I certainly don’t miss those somewhat irritating tape-loop squeaky noises in the original :laughing:

I think Steinberg is being extra cautious.

And you’re right, if you do a cover tune just for fun or to post on soundclick, that’s fine. It’s when you’re going to potentially make money off of it that you need to pay a licensing fee.

You can actually do this online nowadays, as long as your run is less than 5,000 units I believe. (Beyond that you’re talking about royalty payments, if I understand it correctly). You just go to the Fox Agency website and locate the song(s) you want to cover and then pay the fee. It’s actually a reasonable fee, but if I recall, they add an “agent’s fee” too (of course).

All your licensing questions are answered here(for the US)


Thanks, Doug. I appreciate your comments. I tried to make it my own, but not have it be so ‘out there’
that people wouldn’t relate.
Yeah, I wanted that Ringo beat to be in there somewhere, though not throughout as the Beatles did.
FYI - I used the Abbey Road 60’s kit from Native Instruments for the Ringo beat (with no added reverb - that’s the natural ambience from the overhead mics) - then I used the Avatar kit from Superior Drummer for the heavier groove that comes later.

Hey John! Thanks for checking it out. Much appreciated. :sunglasses:

Thanks for giving this your attention, Glyn. I’m glad it’s working for you.
Yeah, Richie’s got energy to burn. I can’t wait to hear his reaction when I tell him we’ve had an ‘Eastern Romance’. :slight_smile:

Thanks for listening, Ferencz. :slight_smile:

Hey Mauri. thanks for your comments, mate! Yep, my arrangement. Richie Scarlet played the guitar, and yeah, he
burns. I was in his band in the early 80’s, and he’s had success as a hired gun for some names in the industry.
He’s toured with Ace Frehley, Leslie West/Mountain, Sebastian Bach, Neal Smith and Dennis Dunaway from Alice Cooper’s original band, among others.

Here’s his site: http://www.richiescarletmusic.com/index.html

I appreciate the praise, Ian, but please, don’t be comparing me favorably with the Beatles. I am -not- worthy! :laughing:

As for where I posted this, I suppose sometimes when I’m ready to post, the Rock Rebel in me comes out. :sunglasses:

Yes, in this context, ‘colour’ -must- be spelled with a ‘u’. :sunglasses:

Thanks, Dave. It means a lot coming from a synesthete. :wink:

Thank you kindly, Nick! :sunglasses:

If you’re battling with this and struggling to let it in after having the original version so ingrained, then I’ve done my job.
I don’t ask that you like it, just that you please listen. Thank you for giving it a chance, Steve.

I knew generally that if you wanted to do what they call a new version or arrangement of a tune, you needed permission from the publisher. What I’m wondering is what constitutes such a “new” version? For example, I know you’re a bit familiar with my “version” of “Close to You” which retains the melody and words but significantly rewrites the underlying chord structure… I’m wondering if I’d actually need permission in that situation.

Tape loop squeaky noises are cool. Subliminal mind dithering!!!

theres alot of attention to this production. the vocal lines that add doubling for more presence to the overall vocal mix, subtle movement in the filter of the synth, the guitar is with the music but still maintains its own world, even note wise at times, theres watery ambience and atmosphere that wrap the tune. a pleasure to listen to such an original influence to a great song
well done!

Thank you, Bob, for your attentive listens and your kind words. It’s much appreciated.

Well, I haven’t of course forgotten who wrote the song in the first place :wink:

Splendid. I’m sure it’d meet with JL’s approval too :sunglasses: