clide wrote:Hey, I'm wondering if anybody knows some good sources for music that I could legally add to the background of video clips from my high speed camera.
I would consider paying up to $50 for the right music.
I have seen lots of legal action taken against uploaders and other hard hitting measures. I view it as biting the hand that feeds it. Since this has turned into a war, I make sure all my tracks are free of any music. I don't promote anybody's music for free.
There is one exception on one of my high speed videos. I left it online as an example in another discussion on copyright reform. The video has the i-Tunes / Amazon advert, for which I am being exploited.
In short I stopped buying music as it is illegal to use for our intended uses so I don't use it.
The very popular Carson Wilson's video was a viral hit. The band loved him and gave him star treatment at a concert. The Labels squirmed badly in their seat and didn't press charges. Because of Carson Williams, it is now possible for private individuals to license some music for home public displays. More on that is located on the site selling the light control system.
This is a good start!
Some day maybe the tracks will be at more reasonable prices for youtube videos. I'm not spending $30 for a video that only gets a few hundred views.
" For private home use only" is badly obsolete and desperately needs fixed.
There has to be a better way to license music.
I hope a site appears soon permitting buying tracks for public videos.
Even out of copyright stuff, may still be in copyright in other countries, so just using expired stuff from the 1920's is not a fix.
I am looking into Creative Commons. It is where artists fed up with the labels and copyright are releasing stuff to share, just like we are doing here with our cannon plans and knowledge. I would seriously consider using their stuff and promoting Creative Commons copyrights.
This is much more user friendly.
Info on the actual license is here