At a time when copyright infringement is frequent news, when media usage and music requirements are converging, the last thing a busy media industry professional wants to do is collate a vast array of fragmented, conflicting and confusing information just to understand copyright and its implications on music use in their multimedia projects.
As a composer and royalty free music business owner, I understand the drain on time and the amount of head space this type of subject can consume. Therefore, I intend to provide you with a precise view of what royalty free music licensing means. Also, I hope to break this down into a series of posts covering the individual elements so that you can choose to read the whole thing or just topics relevant to you.
I don’t want this to be a dry, tame, safe read so you can expect my opinion(s) on the subject and possibly some out spoken comments at some stage 🙂
Before I start, I would just like to acknowledge the fact that many of the readers to this blog may already understand the information I am about to deliver, however, I still hope to raise points that may have been overlooked. On the other hand, if you are new to this subject, the main purpose of this series is to give you a good understanding of music licensing and royalty free music.
I work in the industry everyday and have had the good fortune to be involved in it in one form or another since 1999 and I think I am now in a position to comment and make fair judgement on this subject, but I welcome other opinions too. Although the subject is open to interpretation and can be confusing, I get really peeved when I read some of the articles on this subject that are blatantly wrong, and some articles are nothing more that marketing copy stuffed with keywords. I hope to cover all bases, but I am sure there are plenty of my peers in the sector that will put me right if they think the information is lacking in any area.
I have delayed starting this series of posts for some time, but have now committed myself by starting off this contentious topic. See you on the other side, I hope lol
For now please feel free to post any questions or comments you have about royalty free music and I will try to incorporate them into this series of posts.