Legally using music in iPhone apps

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by HarryWorksInc, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. HarryWorksInc macrumors regular

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    Hey, I have been working on an app and am wondering if I can legally use popular songs if I give credit to the artist? I have been researching on the internet but can't seem to get much, mostly apps to create music.
     
  2. Luke Redpath macrumors 6502a

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    Practically and legally speaking, you cannot use anything without explicit written permission from the copyright holder.
     
  3. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    Permission isn't enough. To use more than 30 seconds of a song you'll need to pay royalties. Unless you're friends with the band and work something out, using "popular" music can get very expensive.
     

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