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PDF of "Sweet Black Angel"lyrics
PDF of "Angela" lyrics
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two recordings of famous artists. At no time will these entries be used
for sale or commercial purposes.
Your entry may be created by performing a cover version or inventing an
entirely new work. You may also choose to create a piece through sampling,
cutting and pasting the audio into a new arrangement.
Sampling has a long history in art and music, but in many countries such
as the U.S. sharing music files and creative sampling is legal only after
receiving explicit permission from the copyright
holder of the media.
The exception to this rule is under the fair
use doctrine, which allows limited use without permission. This allows
artists to legally create a transformative
parody that satirizes the original(s).
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