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Licensing Music

  1. 1. Licensing Music
  2. 2. EMI <ul><li>Complete a three (3) step process to request a license. </li></ul><ul><li>1. You enter information about your production and the use of each song title. </li></ul><ul><li>2. A quote will be generated which you can accept or cancel. </li></ul><ul><li>3. After you accept a quote the system will generate two copies of a license in the form of a PDF. You must print, sign and return both copies to EMI with a check within 30 days. </li></ul>
  3. 3. EMI <ul><li>This is a special license for producers who would like to exhibit their production via home video or DVD media, up to a maximum of 2,500 units. You can use selected EMI songs at rates that reflect the limited rights being granted. Expect to pay between $50 and $500 for a single song use, depending on the number of copies. </li></ul>
  4. 4. MCPS – PRS Alliance <ul><li>To apply for the scheme you must email them about the product and they will help you sign up to the scheme. </li></ul>
  5. 5. MCPS – PRS Alliance <ul><li>8.5% of highest Published Dealer Price x MCPS Claim </li></ul><ul><li>The MCPS Claim = </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregate duration of music in the main production, menu and special features </li></ul>
  6. 6. Copyleft <ul><li>Copyleft is the practice of using copyright law to remove restrictions on distributing copies and modified versions of a work for others and requiring that the same freedoms be preserved in modified versions. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Production Music library <ul><li>Production music is the name given to the music owned by production music libraries and licensed to customers for use in film, television, radio and other media. </li></ul><ul><li>www.media music now.co.uk/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Copyleft <ul><li>the freedom to use and study the work, </li></ul><ul><li>the freedom to copy and share the work with others, </li></ul><ul><li>the freedom to modify the work, </li></ul><ul><li>and the freedom to distribute modified and therefore derivative works. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Creating Your Own Music <ul><li>One way of reducing your music royalty costs, is to produce the music yourself by your own band, artist friends or composing music by using computer software. E.g Soundtrack Pro. </li></ul>

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