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How to use copyrighted music?

 
sandwedge
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Mar 10, 2017 12:46 |  #1

Hello all. I'm working on a video compilation of video/stills/timelapse​s from Yellowstone and would like to use copryrighted music, specifically George Winston's Autumn from 1980. How do I go about getting/purchasing permission?

This is for a simple youtube video on a not-for-profit account.

I know one option is to get other music, but I would really like this particular piece. It just fits.

Thanks.


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Mar 10, 2017 14:59 |  #2

Maybe the not-for-profit people already have blanket © release? His contact info is here: http://www.georgewinst​on.com/ (external link)


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Mar 19, 2017 17:07 |  #3

PhotosGuy wrote in post #18297476 (external link)
Maybe the not-for-profit people already have blanket © release? His contact info is here: http://www.georgewinst​on.com/ (external link)

Thanks for the reply. I sent an email to him but didn't get a response. Just for clarity, the not-for-profit was my own personal account. Anyway, I decided to use music from the Youtube audio library. I also decided to monetize my account there - not that I have enough viewers to make any money.

I'll post a link to the video in the forum.


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Apr 24, 2017 16:14 as a reply to sandwedge's post |  #4

While it may not have worked this time, by all means don't hesitate to contact the artist (assuming it's not Beyonce).
I've done that for my short non-commercial videos (external link) and have had success by explaining my usage and offering a modest fee.
While they may not be household names, I've sought and personally received "permission" from the artist to use the music of Diane Arkenstone, Steven C Anderson and Sean Harkness, who's tracks really made the videos, IMO.

While we did not exchange any technical/legal papers, I was not concerned about being sued and could take pleasure (as a professional artist myself) in knowing they were being compensated and I was not stealing from them, even if it was only for a short YouTube vid.


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Apr 24, 2017 21:39 |  #5

Trout Bum wrote in post #18337356 (external link)
While it may not have worked this time, by all means don't hesitate to contact the artist (assuming it's not Beyonce).
I've done that for my short non-commercial videos (external link) and have had success by explaining my usage and offering a modest fee.
While they may not be household names, I've sought and personally received "permission" from the artist to use the music of Diane Arkenstone, Steven C Anderson and Sean Harkness, who's tracks really made the videos, IMO.

While we did not exchange any technical/legal papers, I was not concerned about being sued and could take pleasure (as a professional artist myself) in knowing they were being compensated and I was not stealing from them, even if it was only for a short YouTube vid.

Thanks for the reply, and it's good to hear that artists have responded to you. I never heard back from him, but it's no big deal. I ended up using music from the youtube library and monetized my account. The last I checked, I'd made a whopping $1.82!


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Aug 10, 2017 16:26 as a reply to sandwedge's post |  #6

$1.82!............ Considering what they pay per view thats a good number of viewers. Congrats. Most artist are willing to work with you If you have a good cause. Some just dont. They usually will have a licensing manager or rep contact you and give you the skinny. Other times you might go thru the unions of BMI or ASCAP. They handle rights to all sorts of thing. THe one thing you dont want to do is just use it. Sometimes YouTube wont let it slip by due to DSigital rights management software. Ive heard of a couple times that they have even flagged Production music made soley for the purpose of people using it for Videos. They have ways to fix that in most cases tho.


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