FAQ: Copyrighted audio, permission… ?

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    • #42049
      Avatarnotix
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      Try going onto http://www.acidplanet.com all of the songs there were made with royalty-free Acid loops. It would be much easier contacting the author there and asking him if you could use the song. I can’t imagine too many people that would say no.

      Just type in royalty free music in google and you’ll get plenty of results.

      There is a lot of music people are selling on EBay for cheap but I have no idea how good it might be.

  • #177448
    Avatarnotix
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    I have always believe in doing something the right way. I get that little feeling that I did something wrong when I sell a video for money that includes copyrighted audio. But, I am sure that MANY people do this daily, and don’t worry about it… unfortunately, they fail to see the consenquences that may result from doing this. First, about me:

    I am 16, I film and edit weddings as a hobby… I have done aobut 20 and I know I realize I am underage…I am in my high school band and I am making a video for a fundraiser to sell at the banquet meeting. The video will cost 20 dollars, 15 dollars to the school drumline (which I am in), 4 for equipment, and 1 for the camera man/women. Last year 300 people attended this banquet meeting. I plan to raise money to buy more equipment for the drumline. My biggest thing is audio. I know what to use, but am afraid to use it because after all, I am selling a video that includes audio that is copyrighted. How do I go about getting permission to use the audio? I know someone is going to say, “contact the author” … I have talked to my school “video advisor,” the one in charge of the senior video. He said that he has sent “many letters to artists requesting to use their audio” but hasn’t received one response… is there a premade contract that someone can send me that asks permission to use the audio? I also am aware of free music, but I already have a vast collection of music I like… Can someone please provide me with a way/information to help me about doing this?

    Thanks in advance,
    Matthew

  • #177447
    Avatarnotix
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    Yeah, I thought about that…. well then, can someone name some free royalty music companies and stuff? Programs to get, or companies to contact regarding free music…. thanks =)

  • #177449
    Avatarkrichie
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    If you like, visit http://wss.indieopolis.net/artists/keithrichie
    Sample some of my music, and if you like we can work on some very inexpensive arrangements for music if you would like.

  • #177450
    AvatarAnonymous
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    http://devictormason.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b=mus,v=display,m=1103595595

    On this website is all you need to know (hopefully).

  • #177451
    Avatarkelgriffin
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    try http://www.wavtracks.com for royalty free music – they are great quality and very reasonable prices – and free global shipping. Helped me out heaps!

  • #177452
    AvatarAnonymous
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    I bought the Digital Juice royalty free music volumes BackTraxx. What I liked about their collection, besides being decent music, is that their license is very broad with very few limitation.

    Here is a link to their site: http://www.digitaljuice.com/

    Here is a link to the BackTraxx collection: http://www.digitaljuice.com/products/product_volumes.asp?cid=1&pvid=1

    Here is a link to the license: http://www.digitaljuice.com/products/product_docs.asp?docid=54

    Item one in the license is a recent addition but basically restricts using the music as the primary purpose of the activity.

    Royalty free music comes with a license which you need to read thoroughly because they sometimes provide some very restricted uses.

  • #177453
    AvatarAnonymous
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    notix,

    Try the Music 2 Hues website. They sell CDs of music for use in movies. To buy just one costs $50, but there are significant discounts for purchasing several.

    http://www.music2hues.com

    Ken Hull

  • #177454
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    Here’s the bootleg answer.

    Don’t sell anything. Give itaway.

    Use whatever music you want. Show it to 300 “friends” who come to the banquet. Ask for a $20+ “donation” for your HS band or whatever. Give away your video. Remind your friends they can write it off as a tax deduction.

  • #177455
    AvatarRyan3078
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    ^ That’s just wrong, taking advantage of the situation.

    Look around on Youtube and Myspace. There are thousands of indie bands that would die to have their work used with their name in the credits.

  • #177456
    AvatarAspyrider
    Participant

    Thanks in advance,
    Matthew Posted 4 years ago

    This thread is 4 years old? I wonder if he is still looking for music? LOL

  • #177457
    Avatarbirdcat
    Participant

    Boy, talk about resurrections……

    But it is interesting to note how this topic is still a hot button issue over four years later…

  • #177458
    AvatarD0n
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    Is it art? Social commentary? or just plain old copyright infringement?

    http://yeli.us/Flash/Fire.html

    Would’ve been nice to see the photographers get credit….

  • #177459
    AvatarchrisColorado
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    My say is Copright Infringement.

    I stay away from copyrighted stuff and make my own music. I like Soundsnap.com since they have little bits that you can put together with Sony loopsand Digital Juice dowmloads to make your own music. I made a good song that sounded like a car commercial and it made me think of some good narration to go with it.

    I also am reediting one of my short films because I discovered that the music I used costs money which I don’t have, so I’m composing my own.

  • #177460
    Avatarbirdcat
    Participant

    My say is Copright Infringement. I stay away from copyrighted stuff and make my own music. I like Soundsnap.com since they have little bits that you can put together with Sony loops and Digital Juice dowmloads to make your own music. I made a good song that sounded like a car commercial and it made me think of some good narration to go with it. I also am reediting one of my short films because I discovered that the music I used costs money which I don’t have, so I’m composing my own.

    Digital Juice has a deal on StackTraxx right now – with an additional $69 purchase, you can get five volumes (20-40 selections each in five lengths) for $79. Most of it is really great royalty free music and you can listen to all of it before buying on their website.

  • #177461
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    I agree with birdcat. Digital Juice has a nice selection of music which doesn’t sound like synthasized music. Also, their licensing agreement is not strict. You can use the music for just about anything except maybe major broadcast or used as a brand name jingle.

  • #177462
    Avatarbirdcat
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    I agree with birdcat. Digital Juice has a nice selection of music which doesn’t sound like synthasized music. Also, their licensing agreement is not strict. You can use the music for just about anything except maybe major broadcast or used as a brand name jingle.

    Actually, Dave Hebel (Digital Juice CEO & Primary Owner) has come out and said there are no restrictions (well, yeah there are some like no porn but they are well spelled out) and if need be you can call the company for Cue Sheet information- so broadcast and motion picture are good to go.

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