Getting in touch with songwriters for approval

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  1. hgrind

    hgrind

    Dec 16, 2005
    Otta, Norway
    I'm from Norway, and play in a band that sings in norwegian. I've translated a Diamond Rio song (Wrinkles) written by Ronny Scaife and Neil Thrasher to norwegian and I've made a new melody for the norwegian. The translated lyrics is close enough to be easily recognized by a norwegian who knows Diamond Rio well. I think I need approval from the writers or some management to record this. But I have trouble getting in touch with the right people. Diamond Rio's label is Arista Nashville, but if I remember correctly it's Sony that's managing rights for this song. How do you suggest I proceed?
     
  2. hope this helps
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  3. DeluxeRed

    DeluxeRed

    Jun 2, 2009
    It looks like that song is managed by The Harry Fox Agency. You can get licensing information from their website, and they can take it from there:

    http://www.harryfox.com


    Songfile

    Additional Information for: WRINKLES
    Writer(s): NEIL THRASHER, RONNY SCAIFE
    HFA Song Code: W43074

    Publisher Represented By HFA
    MAJOR BOB MUSIC N
    UNIVERSAL - SONGS OF POLYGRAM INTERNATIONAL INC Y
     
  4. hgrind

    hgrind

    Dec 16, 2005
    Otta, Norway
    Thank you very much! :)
    I've sent them an e-mail. We'll see how it goes.
     
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