So I was just wondering, is there any copyright issues for utaite? Like do they have to actually ask permission from the original producer, and do they have to pay?
To my understanding if the producer provides an off-vocal and lyric sheet than usually the utaite does not need to ask for permission. It mostly depends on the individual producer's terms.
Anime covers is trickier... I'm not too sure. If it's a remix where the instrumental was completely remade or an actual instrumental was released I think it's fine... IDK on that one.
What do you think?