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Disclaimer label for music

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"This product is a song, not a drug. It is not intended to prevent, cure, or treat any disease or illness. It is not intended to make your children more intelligent. It is intended solely for entertainment purposes, and the artist demands that he/she be paid for it."
21 Quest, Jul 15 2012

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       Depends on the song.
DIYMatt, Jul 15 2012

       Presumably the label is stuck on little boxes made of ticky-tacky ...
8th of 7, Jul 15 2012

       I think that all musicians who walk into a federal courtroom and say they're in the business to make money and feel like they're being cheated should be required to put on their label that they are not, in fact, trying to help the poor and downtrodden cope with their situation. They are not, in fact, out to make the world a better place. They are not, in fact, making music out of the goodness of their hearts, purely for the love and adoration of their fans. If food sellers have to put on their label that they aren't selling medicine, then music sellers should have to make it clear that they aren't doing what they do to ease your soul.
21 Quest, Jul 15 2012

       And to really elaborate on this, we would need a regulatory body for the other music -- the music that *is* designed to uplift humanity. The FDA should establish guidelines for clinical trials that prove within an acceptable degree of certainty that any purported soul-easing music is indeed effective (and without severe side effects).
swimswim, Jul 16 2012

       There ya go, you're with me now.
21 Quest, Jul 16 2012

       // effective (and without severe side effects). //

       What about the Dark Side ?

       What about "weaponized" music ? Will there be a UN convention ? Yes, we DO mean bagpipes ... and accordions.

       // purported soul-easing music //

       That's probably why french "music" is so awful. Not having souls, the pleasures of melody and harmony are a closed book to them - most likely one they've torn the pages out of and used to set fire to sheep.
8th of 7, Jul 16 2012

       Woodie Guthrie apparently said more than once that he did not want copyright enforced on at least some of his music. His heirs and publishing houses have continued to do so anyway. So his stuff started out in the uplifting category, but, unfortunately, has transitioned.
MechE, Jul 16 2012

       That's just sad... it's too bad he didn't put that in writing, somewhere his greedy next-of-kin couldn't get to it.
21 Quest, Jul 16 2012


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