How to gain permission to use 'pop songs' in videos ?

How to gain permission to use 'pop songs' in videos ?

19 posts
28 Jan 2014
cziiki
Photographer
cziiki
http://www.freestockmusic.com/ and http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html/index.html?genre=Soundtrack are another way to go


Posted 9 April 2014
rod_m99
Photographer
rod_m99
http://www.prsformusic.com/users/broadcastandonline/onlinemobile/Pages/default.aspx would appear to be the relevant page for music for videos you want to put online.

Posted 9 April 2014
dominicdgt
Photographer
dominicdgt
I looked at this recently and it seems PRS can issue a licence that would allow you to use music on your own website at just under £200 per annum, subject to limits but it won't open up the potential for Youtube uploads where you have to negotiate directly with the owner of the copyright, Acknowledgement or reference to the owner isn't enough. If someone disputes the copyright YouTube will pull the video anyway while the matter is sorted between the 2 parties (Youtube don't get involved) For me that's the area I'm most interested in!

Posted 9 April 2014
OldMaster
Photographer
OldMaster
Blimey, complicated isn't it!!!


6.Duration of copyright
The 1988 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act states the duration of copyright as;
i.For literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works
70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the last remaining author of the work dies.

If the author is unknown, copyright will last for 70 years from end of the calendar year in which the work was created, although if it is made available to the public during that time, (by publication, authorised performance, broadcast, exhibition, etc.), then the duration will be 70 years from the end of the year that the work was first made available.

ii.Sound Recordings and broadcasts
50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work was created, or,

if the work is released within that time: 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work was first released.

iii.Films
70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the last principal director, author or composer dies.

If the work is of unknown authorship: 70 years from end of the calendar year of creation, or if made available to the public in that time, 70 years from the end of the year the film was first made available.

iv.Typographical arrangement of published editions
25 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work was first published.

v.Broadcasts and cable programmes
50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the broadcast was made.

vi.Crown Copyright
Crown copyright will exist in works made by an officer of the Crown, this includes items such as legislation and documents and reports produced by government bodies.

Crown Copyright will last for a period of 125 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work was made.

If the work was commercially published within 75 years of the end of the calendar year in which it was made, Crown copyright will last for 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which it was published.

vii.Parliamentary Copyright
Parliamentary Copyright will apply to work that is made by or under the direction or control of the House of Commons or the House of Lords and will last until 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work was made.

Hope this clears it up!! As posted it looks like you need two licenses or permissions but as it happens all the time there must be a route through it. Soundtracks are used on a daily basis after all?



Posted 10 April 2014
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