I have no obligation as a DJ to play any artist whose work, or a client who's requests, are indignant with respect to their audience.
Your are wrong, and clearly have no education in U.S. Copyright Law.I purchased the song from amazon.com, and break no rules by having it modified.
Pro, We all need a little help a few times over the years! Are you now the copyright Police?? Yes you have a lot of knowledge & I respect the fact.
Get of your soapbox
Your are wrong, and clearly have no education in U.S. Copyright Law.
If you have the DJ skills to perform the edits live - then do that. That's why they call us Disc-Jockeys, BTW.
Recording a new version of an existing product requires express permission of the copyright holder, and that is why we have record pools to negotiate and manage that process legally on our behalf.
The fact that you're more than likely get away with something does not make it okay.
Contact the artist directly and inquire about the availability of a cleaner version. They or their label will get back to you with where you can obtain a radio version if one exists. (They may even just send it to you.) If one does not exist, then respect the artist's creative and expressive rights and reserve your edits only to your own live performance of the released work.
This thread is not about you discreetly creating some one-time edit to satisfy a private wedding client. The legal reality is that you are on an internet forum soliciting unauthorized recordings made by other DJs. It's really, really BAD FORM.
Don't care. Report me.
What a jerk