Quick question - I hear some radio imaging work with brief 1 to 3 second sections that contain stuff like Michael Jackson's "Whooo", or David Lee Roth's song "Go ahead and jump...", etc. in and among all the laser zips and swooshes.
Simple question - Is that legal? Normally I would think not, but taking into consideration that the radio station playing the 10 to 30 second slider or promo is already paying ASCAP fees, etc. (i.e. they have already been grated permission to air commercially copyrighted music) makes me think there would be no copyright infringement just based on that fact. Right?
So, as a VO artist, if I am hired to do some imaging work for, let's say a classic rock station, and I lace in stuff from one of my old Jimi Hendrix CDs, no problem, right?
Seems like the answer may be obvious, but I would be interested in an attorney's opinion about this one. Thanks much.