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eco_bach
07-20-2013, 11:22 AM
I've purchased a track off a classical compilation from iTunes. I'd like to use this track in a streaming video pro bono short, but it may be used elsewhere .

Under what circumstances would I be obligated to acquire additional licensing?

Is there such a thing as totally open source classical music not requiring any license, even for commercial work?

Cryogenic Filmworks
07-20-2013, 01:26 PM
(Not a Lawyer)

I would say you probably just purchased a file for your personal pleasure. The classical composition may be in public domain, but the specific performance is most likely under a copyright protection therefore you would not be able to legally use it without getting rights from the performer.

eco_bach
07-21-2013, 01:07 PM
(Not a Lawyer)

I would say you probably just purchased a file for your personal pleasure. The classical composition may be in public domain, but the specific performance is most likely under a copyright protection therefore you would not be able to legally use it without getting rights from the performer.

Thanks
What about FreeplayMusic.com (http://freeplaymusic.com/)? Have you used them before?

henryolonga
07-24-2013, 04:25 PM
Is there such a thing as totally open source classical music not requiring any license, even for commercial work? Thank me later :cheesy:.............I believe this is what you are looking for https://musopen.org/ . A lot of US military band stuff and other recordings that are pretty good. Enjoy