Royalty Free Music

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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
 

LethalWolfe

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rickvanr said:
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
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
 

CanadaRAM

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rickvanr said:
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?
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.
 

musicmania

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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)
 

prankie

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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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