An indie film maker wants to use a song my band recorded and released for free. It's written by a friend's band and used with their permission. The film maker is asking to use it for free for a low-ish budget indie film. They have a contract, which states that they will use it for free and how they can use it (and that they do not have exclusive rights). We're pretty much ok with it, and so are the original songwriters. BUT... we've had interest in the past for commercial sync deals with this song. On two occasions, a sync company approached us to present the song to a client for commercials. Although these deals didn't work out, it's not unforeseeable that we get approached again, since this particular song seems to have commercial appeal. My question: if we give the song away for free to this film, will that ruin our chances of selling the song in the future? I know that legally, we can do whatever we want. However, would a sync company or their clients not want to use it if it had already appeared in a film? [more inside]
I have an ipod that I want to fill up. I don't do torrents, and I'm not looking for anything illegal, I just want stuff that's being given away. I'm really into The Roots, The Fugees, anything by the Sandpeople Collective, Atmosphere, Nas, Angel Haze, that sort of thing. Not really into Odd Future. I know there are a zillion good underground rappers out there with free downloadable albums. Can you recommend some for me?
Best sites for Canadians to buy headphones? [more inside]
Looking for some help in locating music. Friends of mine have created a short film for a contest and are looking for some royalty-free film music to complement the piece. Does anyone know of an extensive library of downloadable royalty-free soundtrack work from perhaps the 40s, 50s and 60s? We only have ten short days to complete the film, that is why we are seeking pre-recorded existing music. A lot of those music sites charge absurd rates for royalty-free tracks. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
I want to learn how to make electronic music. But I need to learn in a way that guides me...very...slowly...and directedly. (Also, as free-of-charge as humanly possible.) [more inside]
I don't know much about music and I don't have a large music vocabulary - once you get past "bassline" I am reduced to saying things like "It was very squeaky yet melodic somehow, you know?" I would like some sources for critical writing about more complicated modern music. [more inside]
Please recommend some sources where I can download classical music. [more inside]
musicfilter: What are the best songs released under a creative commons license? [more inside]
Can you recommend sources for downloadable instrumental music that is free and legally can be used for commercial on-the-air use? [more inside]
I'll soon be working on a no-budget video project, and I need to secure a variety of different types of music to go with the video. Where are the best places to find royalty-free music online? [more inside]
A new version of MP3.com? [more inside]
Where can I source good quality music (not cheesy synth) for free that I can use commercially? Is there such a thing? [more inside]
I’m trying to find some creative commons or free use music for my GF to use on the video she did for Facebook as a fund raising tool for her Susan G Komen 3 day walks in October. [more inside]
Where can I find free music that can generate a certain mood? [more inside]
Anyone point me towards some music that I can download and use to accompany the photographs that I'll be taking at my son's school sports day? I intend selling copies of the disc for a few pounds each to raise some money for school funds, so either copyright free or some sort of UK waiver would be essential. The music should be upbeat and appropriate for a sporting theme.
I recently produced some high definition videos to use internally at work. They used music from the Iron Man OST - Suddenly my company wants these to go public on our website - help me find alternative music! [more inside]
Is there a great, free website where a child with no prior experience can learn to tune and play her new guitar? [more inside]
With the recent discovery of a trove of Delia Derbyshire tracks, my interest in early synth and electronica has been reawakened. Help me find some good stuff. [more inside]
How do I easily and effortlessly find out DEFINITIVELY if a song is in the Public Domain for free use in a TV show?
Here is an example... My Boss: "We want to use the Can Can song. Our music guy has done a recording for us. Is it in the Public Domain?" Me: "Yes. The composer, J. Offenbach, has been deceased since 1880 and if we are doing our own arrangement we are fine." My Bosses Boss: "About 5 years ago, I tried to clear this song for use in a TV production and discovered that it was NOT in the Public Domain. Elle Vator, can you research this and let us know the answer two months ago?" [more inside]
Direct me towards great video podcasts please. [more inside]
Are there any essays or studies naming and analyzing the concept of 'freedom' as developed on the internet?
Are there any essays or studies naming and analyzing the concept of 'freedom' as developed on the internet? [more inside]
I'm looking for free and license-free background music. [more inside]
I am putting together a slide show of some photos of our recent holiday to Europe and would like to add some theme music to appropriate photos. Is there a site that has free/open source no-cost music that might be suitable to add to a slide show? The format of tracks is not that important (mp3 is fine) but I would prefer a site that had tracks sorted by type/genre eg. Italian, or holiday, etc.
I'm making a music playlist, the theme of which is music piracy. What songs would you recommend for it? Things like Bow Wow Wow "C30, C60, C90, Go" or I guess anything with words like "free" or "copy" in the title...
Who wants some free music? [more inside]