Royalty Free Music

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  1. rickvanr macrumors 68040

    rickvanr

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    Hey,

    I have a video I was making for a small film festival, where would I go to get permission to use the theme from pink panther?

    Also, are there any sites which have a large selection of free, royalty free theme-like music?

    Help/ Suggestions welcomed. Thanks,

    - Rick
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    If you were in the US would suggest looking up "pink panther" atascap.com or bmi.com, but sense you are in Canada I don't who controls the rights there. Even if you find out where to get permission to use the music don't expect it to be cheap (especially w/a new Pink Panther movie coming out soon).


    Lethal
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    You need to pay for a syncronization license for the music
    from http://www.clearance.com/get_yourself.htm
    "To play a song in any medium, you will need synchronization rights from the publisher of the song. If you want to use a particular recording of a song, you will also need master rights from the record label who released the recording."

    More at http://www.iamusic.com/articles/copyright.php

    In this case, the original movie music was written by Henry Mancini (although there have been additional Pink Panther selections written by others for the cartoons, etc.). Searching the ASCAP.com website, you would contact the following for synchronization rights:

    Publishers/Administrators:
    EMI U CATALOG INC
    % EMI APRIL MUSIC INC
    C/O EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING
    810 SEVENTH AVE
    NEW YORK , NY, 10019
    Tel. (212) 830-2036

    NORTHRIDGE MUSIC COMPANY
    % UNIVERSAL MCA MUSIC PUBLISHING A DIV
    OF UNIVERSAL STUDIOS INC
    2440 SEPULVEDA BLVD
    SUITE 100
    LOS ANGELES , CA, 90064
    Tel. (310) 235-4700

    You will also need to buy mechanical rights for the performance from the company who published the recording that you are going to sample.


    There are a number of places you can purchase royalty-free or "buyout" music libraries. (this is not an endorsement of any one of these)
    www.westarmusic.com/about-westar.html
    www.contempomusic.com
    www.royaltyfreemusic.com/
    www.partnersinrhyme.com/

    The problem with freely downloadable music is that you don't know where it comes from. The web site may say "royalty-free" or "public domain" when in fact it is ripped from a commercial recording. The $^#@ hits the fan, and you will be held accountable. Ignorance is not a defence.
     
  4. musicmania macrumors newbie

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    More sources for background music.

    Here are some more good sources for background music for films. Some also offer customized solutions and great search options, so you can find exactly what you're looking for.

    http://www.productiontrax.com (huge royalty free music database from hundreds of legit composers with new tracks added every day and easy license options and instant downloads, not to mention a huge directory to help you find a composer)

    http://www.crankcity.com

    http://www.musicbakery.com

    http://www.sounddogs.com (another large database of library tracks - requires you to log in to preview)
     
  5. DigitalVideo macrumors newbie

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    Check out CSS Music:

    http://www.cssmusic.com/

    They give you $40 in free downloads and many of the songs are in the $5-15 range.
     
  6. fluxgold macrumors newbie

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    hi

    take a look on www.massivetracks.net

    they have nice royalty free music - i sometimes buy music from

    greets

    fluxx
     
  7. reaperjoe macrumors newbie

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  8. prankie macrumors newbie

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    I am into indie movie producing and so far am i extremely satisfied with this website.
    www.opuzz.com

    Very large array of music to choose from for various type of projects,and now if u are really serious u can even buy a hard disk full with music from this site.Oh yeah,the music is also available at very affordable prices.
     
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