How to license my songs to a student filmmaker?
April 19, 2008 8:58 PM Subscribe
What arrangements should I make with a student filmmaker who wants to use my music in his film?
Someone contacted me via e-mail about using two of my songs on the soundtrack to his film. He tells me he's a college student and that his total budget for the film is $500-$1,000. He says he will release the film on DVD next year, he doesn't have much of an advertising campagin planned, and he'll mainly be selling the DVDs at school, online, and to friends and families of cast/crew.
The songs are from an album which I produced as a college student and self-released, so I understand where he's coming from. I don't plan on asking him for any money, but what exactly should I say? Do I just explain how I'd like my credit to appear and ask for a copy of the film when it's ready? Or are there other bases I should cover?