File:Madonna - ray of light.ogg

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Madonna_-_ray_of_light.ogg(Ogg Vorbis sound file, length 30 s, 76 kbps)


20 second audio sample of the song "Ray of Light" by pop singer Madonna.
Source: Ray of Light 1997
Recorded: 1997 Copyright: 1997, Maverick Records/ Warnos Bros. Records

Fair use rationale for "Ray of Light" and Madonna[edit]

This is a sound sample from a commercial recording. Its inclusion here is claimed as fair use because:

  • The sample shows the techno elements present in the track, as well as disco, trance, and Eurodance influences, especially in the composition section where the clip is present.
  • Its usage in the Madonna biography article shows the singer utilizing the higher register of vocals, which is being critically discussed in the section where the sample is used.
  • The clip illustrates an educational article about an artist that specifically discusses the song from which this sample was taken
  • It is a sample of about 20 seconds from a much longer recording, and could not be used as a substitute for the original commercial recording; and
  • It is not replaceable with an uncopyrighted or freely copyrighted sample of comparable educational value.
  • It is believed that this sample will not affect the value of the original work or limit the copyright holder's rights or ability to distribute the original recording.


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current02:45, 22 March 2010
30 s (278 KB)Dawnseeker2000 (talk | contribs)Increase file length to 30 seconds (song over five minutes).
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