[LAU] [OT] creative commons non-commercial licensed music - ask for advice

Rick Green rtg at aapsc.com
Fri Jan 25 01:27:48 EST 2008

On Thu, 24 Jan 2008, Cesare Marilungo wrote:

> Has anybody some experience on this topic? What should I do? Should I
> re-license these tracks? Can I just make them a written permission? Or
> should I ask for some kind of royalty (or would it be ridiculous, also
> considering that AFAIK Gyorgy Ligeti has never been paid for its music
> on '2001 A space odyssey' :-) )?
  From what I've heard, the big commercial studios are overly conservative 
about rights, and willingly pay for even incidental use of a song, which 
some would argue is clearly under 'fair use'.  I have a friend who is 
getting regular checks for a song that was playing on the jukebox in the 
next room while the actor was making a phone call.  It's all of 30 
seconds, and you have to concentrate on ignoring the primary action and 
dialog in order to recognize the song, but the studio is gladly writing 
checks.  Go for it!

Rick Green

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