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Obtaining the rights pt2

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Obtaining the rights pt2

  1. 1. OBTAINING THE RIGHTS TO USE THE SONG PT.2To enable us to use the song we have chosen, we had to search for the company that owns the rights to the song (Wixen Music) and ask for their permission.Here is a copy of the e-mail thread between Naomi Asher (Wixen Music) and Roxi following the first e-mail Roxi sent on behalf of the group.
  2. 2. From: Roxannah Linklater [roxi.linklater@hotmail.co.uk] Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 11:36 AM To: Beth Wijayarathna Subject: Dear Sir/Madam, I am e-mailing you seeking permission to use the song Undone - The Sweater Song by Weezer in my A Level media studies coursework. My group and I are creating a music video, and, as massive fans of Weezer, it would be excellent if we were able to use this song. We are not intending to use this song for any other purpose other than that already stated, and is for no commercial or financial gain. It is purely for the use of our coursework and any posting of the video will be for evaluation purposes only. We will clearly state that this is an amateur production and identify yourselves as the license holders for the song. We appreciate that you get many requests of this kind and are very grateful for your help and support. Yours, Roxannah Linklater
  3. 3. From: nasher@wixenmusic.co.uk To: roxi.linklater@hotmail.co.uk CC: beth@wixenmusic.co.uk; abrown@wixenmusic.co.uk Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 09:25:05 -0700 Subject: RE: Hi Roxannah,Beth is out on Maternity Leave at the moment, but Im happy to help you with your request. Can you please tell me a little more about the use? Thank you, Naomi Naomi Wallace Asher Corporate Director/Secretary
  4. 4. From: Roxannah Linklater [mailto:roxi.linklater@hotmail.co.uk] Sent: 19 October 2012 11:08 To: Naomi Asher Subject: RE:Hi Naomi, Thanks so much for your reply. In brief, our aim is to film a music video for an existing song. We thought that this song was highly appropriate as weve been inspired by many other videos of the band, and would like to create a video with a light hearted tone. This project is worth 40% of our final A Level grade, and we will not be using this song for any other purpose other than to aid our project. Thank you, Roxannah Linklater
  5. 5. From: nasher@wixenmusic.co.uk To: roxi.linklater@hotmail.co.uk Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 01:47:35 -0700 Subject: RE: RE:Hi Roxannah,This request is approved. Can you please send an electronic file or an NTSC Region 1 DVD for this?Please let me know to confirm use.Subject to contract,NaomiNaomi Wallace AsherCorporate Director/Secretary
  6. 6. From: Roxannah Linklater [mailto:roxi.linklater@hotmail.co.uk] Sent: 22 October 2012 21:03 To: Naomi Asher Subject: RE:Hi Naomi, Thanks very much for the approval, do you mean send a copy of the finished video? We would be happy to do this if that is what you mean.Roxannah
  7. 7. From: nasher@wixenmusic.co.uk To: roxi.linklater@hotmail.co.uk CC: abrown@wixenmusic.co.uk Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 01:41:57 -0700 Subject: RE: RE:Yes, that’s what we mean. If you can confirm use we’ll issue a licence.Thank you,Naomi
  8. 8. From: Roxannah Linklater [mailto:roxi.linklater@hotmail.co.uk] Sent: 23 October 2012 11:41 To: Naomi Asher Subject: RE:We are happy to send you a copy of the music video once its completed. This may take a number of weeks, sorry if this is an inconvenience. We are all very grateful for your approval. Thank you, Roxannah
  9. 9. From: nasher@wixenmusic.co.uk To: roxi.linklater@hotmail.co.uk CC: abrown@wixenmusic.co.uk Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 03:59:23 -0700 Subject: RE: RE:Hi there,That’s fine. Are you confirming use?Thank you,Naomi
  10. 10. From: Roxannah Linklater [mailto:roxi.linklater@hotmail.co.uk] Sent: 24 October 2012 12:33 To: Naomi Asher Subject: RE:Yes, I am confirming the use of the song. Thanks, Roxannah
  11. 11. From: nasher@wixenmusic.co.uk To: roxi.linklater@hotmail.co.uk Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 04:39:07 -0700 Subject: RE: RE:What is the address I should put on the licence?
  12. 12. From: Roxannah Linklater [mailto:roxi.linklater@hotmail.co.uk] Sent: 25 October 2012 10:54 To: Naomi Asher Subject: RE: The college’s address will be fine I think It is: York College, Sim Balk Lane Bishopthorpe, York, YO23 2BB Thank you

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