Hi everyone; first post. Hope I'm in the right subforum with my question.
I've written some handbell arrangements of Christmas carols that use a Yamaha PSR-S900 keyboard as "band in a box" with a number of its pre-programmed styles (Easy Country, Irish Dance, Medium Jazz, etc.) driving the chords, transitions, and so forth, to accompany the handbells.
My question is: To what extent can I sell the accompanying track made with the S900?
I had the idea of selling my sheet music and a CD with the accompaniment tracks. The carols are public domain, and my handbell arrangements are original. But when I look in the S900 manual, I see this:
This product incorporates and bundles computer programs and contents in which Yamaha owns copyrights or with respect to which it has license to use othersí copyrights. Such copyrighted materials include, without limitation, all computer software, style files, MIDI files, WAVE data, musical scores and sound recordings. Any unauthorized use of such programs and contents outside of personal use is not permitted under relevant laws. Any violation of copyright has legal consequences. DONíT MAKE, DISTRIBUTE OR USE ILLEGAL COPIES.
It doesn't make sense to me that I'd buy a keyboard for "my personal use" and just keep it far away from any microphones for fear that I might record something off of it.
But is that what the clause above means?
This is my first time venturing into arranging and (possibly) selling my work, and I want to do it by the book. I'm hoping that there is someone who's traveled this road here.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks!