June 21, 2011 2:51 am at 2:51 am #597516
why are there so many goyish tunes in jewish music (I heard on YWN radio the lyric to crazy frog, also my wife is trying to make a powerpoint and she got a medley from a certain cd that has the titanic song) not to mention piamenta’s famous song
can’t we come up with our own tunesJune 22, 2011 1:38 am at 1:38 am #779146
I’m refreshing this because no one posted anythingJune 22, 2011 1:59 am at 1:59 am #779147
We can. Its just a lot easier to fix something than start from scratch especially when most people wont know the difference. But at the same time there is some really good stuff out there (of our own).
Think of the really good songs. Most of them are original tunes.June 22, 2011 2:05 am at 2:05 am #779148
There are a few possible reasons for this:
1) Jewish composers may think no one will realize if they use tunes from non-Jewish songs.
2) Jewish composers may be influenced by some non-Jewish composers and incorporate some of their favorite tunes into their songs.
3) Some Jewish composers may not actually be talented enough to write their own material.
4) Some Jewish composers may be mostly after the money and use non-Jewish catchy tunes because they know people will like it, and therefore will buy their music.
5) Some Jewish composers are trying to reach out to people used to listening to non-Jewish music by using tunes they may be familiar with, to get them to listen to Jewish music.
There are probably more possibilities that I haven’t listed.June 22, 2011 2:59 am at 2:59 am #779149
so you’re saying that jewish composers steal copyrighted material from goyim? (ganeivas akum is assur btw)June 22, 2011 3:10 am at 3:10 am #779150
Geneivas akum is assur. But intellectual property can’t be “stolen” under halacha and it doesn’t have a din of property.June 22, 2011 3:16 am at 3:16 am #779151
coffee addict: Yes, I am saying that it is quite probable that some do. I would hope though that they all get permission from the original artists first.June 22, 2011 3:42 am at 3:42 am #779152
are you sure shlishi?
theirs a whole book about copyright in halacha (called copyright in jewish law under felheim publishers) and you still have something called dinah D’malchusahJune 22, 2011 9:57 am at 9:57 am #779153
Because sometimes the music is just that good!June 22, 2011 1:41 pm at 1:41 pm #779154
parodies are 100% legal…and technically it could be called a parody…also can we stop discussing this issue? its been done to death…June 22, 2011 2:42 pm at 2:42 pm #779155
parodies are 100% legal…and technically it could be called a parody
I’m not talking about yossi green songs, I’m talking about famous songs
also can we stop discussing this issue? its been done to death
how so? (my question hasn’t been answered)
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