Music licensing, copyright etc...

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  1. vibrationzzz

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    Anyone here have experience in working with, or has had experience in using a piece of music that is owned by copyright, license, and has been through the processes of obtaing a license to allow it to be used as a background or other? I have an idea that I wish to investigate, I wish to use Ravel's Bolero as background for this idea.

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    I don't have a full understanding, but I do believe the best place to start, is your local trade association for advice.

    Like here in the UK, people like BPI are a good source of infomation and advice in this field.
     
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    We have APRA here in Aus. I am pretty sure though the rights to Bolero are owned by an overseas publisher or company, but think I will contact them anyway, they might put me on the track. Thanks for the quick reply stan.
     
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    Thanks willow, gets a little ambiguous when you read all that stuff. Think I might end up giving them a ph call and see what happens, they might be able to explain what goes on overseas. Thanks again willow.
     
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    I depends on where you live. I think copyright is not expired in the USA on that piece due to the "Sonny Bono law". But in Australia you should be ok.

    I agree with Stan. Contact your local authority.
     
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    Thanks vince...I read somewhere recently the works have another 25 years or so under copyright in the US..not sure though. Am going to phone someone here first, as reading material, and the amounts of it can lead you off on a tangent....Not that I am inclined not to dislike tangents. Just not where it involves murky double talk :)
     
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