Plagiarism can be a bad and unprofessional, musical influence is a thing different. I don`t know exactly what is the line of decency between this two concepts, but I`m convinced that we`ll recognize the moment when that line is crossed. Well correct me if I`m wrong, but I haven’t heard any plagiarism that has achieved success as great as the original music . It also refers to the background music.
You’ll find authors which much like to copy/paste of others work, well… can hardly be called authors., there are number of authors who prefer to absorb different influence and generate music on their own way. Each of us must be on that way, the way of originality. We all have our favorite authors, artist, music genres where we feel better, but originality is the main .
It is usually seen from two angles, we can easily observe that trough artistic view and that we can look by financial moment . Every heartfelt artist want to leave a large legacy behind him. Authenticity ‘s what is only counts. For example take The Beatles, brought not only a new sound, but the whole concept of life. Their significance is so great that to this day people around the world with much pleasure paying attention to their music. And from financial standpoint , well..for example take The Beatles! -) Certainly it took plenty of factors that produce them so great, but in my view, the originality was one of thecrucial things.
Authenticity is the most important moment for any of the arts. This is just what maintains and improves the arts. In music, authenticity of various authors led to the appearance of countless music genres, whether it’s vocal music or instrumentalsinstrumental music . Because of the authors who gave themself and a part of their life concept into their music, music remains evolving.
I would add one important point, perhaps the key…nonetheless you happen to be directly or indirectly affected by some author or artist, you should try to put your authentic expression, because eventually your authenticity may be the only which will apart you from the others .
And at the end, power to the original music !