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Old August 3 2013, 02:19 AM   #8
Admiral Archer
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Re: Question About "Of Gods and Men" Soundtrack...

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I suppose I should explain my stance. I am fine with licensed Star Trek music being used for NON PROFIT. I have observed many fans using songs directly taken from existing film soundtracks (such as Star Trek: Valkyrie intro on youtube using the end credits music from "Star Trek: First Contact" and "Star Trek: Nemesis") and I actually don't care that the music is from a copyrighted source, because it is non profit. Also, I have no problem with such videos so long as they take time to credit the original artist (again, Star Trek: Valkyrie comes to mind, due to the fact that they at least credit Jerry Goldsmith, who did the themes used in the video). What disturbs me about this artist is that A) he is claiming HE wrote the music, without giving credit to the original artist, and B) he is making a profit off of it.
I just listened to the track. It has a few notes that are similar to the TMP track, but it is not 'note-for-note'. There are very obvious differences between the two. I think it is safe to say that it was done as a homage to the original series. It is meant to invoke the feel of the original series, without using the original music.

Nevertheless, the artist DID credit Jerry Goldsmith on his website:


Note: It has come to my attention that I did not properly credit Jerry Goldsmith for his work in the themes and for this I truly apologize. When the album was first released I made sure let everyone know the track with his work was always free and credit was due. Over the years, the page has shifted somewhat.

Thank you Jerry Goldsmith for your wonderful music.

*Contains music by Jerry Goldsmith
**This is a free track and always has been.

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Well I feel horrible now. I'm so sorry, everyone. Please believe me when I say I really did want to be proven wrong. The fact of the matter is, when I saw OGAM, I was cheering at the end credits because someone had the idea to actually do an homage to Jerry Goldsmith. Hearing the theme in the end credits tied the movie more to the classic Star Trek, for me, more than ANY of the castmembers (who were still awesome to see again in any case). I am relieved that this has been resolved. Now if you will excuse me, I'm off to eat my hat.
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