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The Honest Musician's Fear of Accidental Plagiarism

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Summary

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey explores the legal pitfalls that can befall a musician when a phrase or lyric they thought was their own creation turns up in another song. Many musicians have found themselves accused of stealing from another artist, but with even the finest tunesmiths drawing on and adapting existing popular music using a limited number of notes and chords, the programme asks whether any song is truly original. With contributions from Tim Rice, Paul Heaton and John Bramwell.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Guy Garvey
Contributor Tim Rice
Contributor Paul Heaton
Contributor John Bramwell
Producer Cecile Wright

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