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Re: film music rights, licensing ...OT
Thanx man,great points i suppose i could take his
contract and have a music lawyer rewrite it and see
how he would react,but to do that would cost me about
200.-eur. to start with.
Since this is not concerning a song of mine but a
rearrangement i am not sweating it with royalty rights
etc.actually i gave them the tel. number of the
publishing co. he has to speak to.But you said
something really important,at least printed credits as
an exchange would be fair enough to start with.
thanx again for your advice!
--- Scott Duncan <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hello Luis,
> As a fan of your music, it's great to hear someone
> wants to use a
> track of yours as a soundtrack.
> Thought Travis H's response was very appropriate --
> lots of producers
> want something for nothing. Very difficult to know
> their finances...
> Hearing a contradiction tho'... if the producer
> wants "to use it
> > without financial ties or agreements on my part"
> but also wants to send you a release contract,
> worded I'm sure,
> extremely in his or her favor.
> Is it worth it or acceptable to you (if OK w/
> publisher) to send this
> song out totally free, in hopes of further
> publicizing your music or
> Is it worth it just to have an assured credit (is it
> a subject or
> cause you support)?
> Can you write in a trade for services, promotions or
> something in
> Does the publisher have a legal dept. that can guide
> From what I can tell, you have a generous spirit.
> You may hope that
> the giving of your track is repaid in some manner...
> OR not care if
> it isn't.
> I would want, at the least, an "enforcement"
> wording, about
> meaningful penalties if credits are not displayed,
> with each and
> every showing/ screening/ internet streaming of the
> work. At least
> cause the producer to credit you if the music is
> freely given.
> Very curious about outcome -- hope many LD'ers will
> share their
> thoughts as well.
> Cheers --
> Scott Duncan
> On Feb 12, 2008, at 10:10 AM, L.A. Angulo wrote:
> > Hi gang,
> > I got t a call today from a fellow film producer
> > England that would like to use a song from one of
> > CDs as a sound track he heard in Itunes for a film
> > currently being produced in Havana Cuba.
> > This particular track is an old remake of mine of
> > very old tune whos publisher is registered and
> > sold at CD baby.According to him this is his first
> > production and is being filmed by a cuban crew
> > him as a producer and the film is being sponsored
> > different independent sources and the budget is
> > tight,so he asked me if it would be ok to use it
> > without financial ties or agreements on my
> > the publisher agrees for them to use it.The film
> > will be sent with high hopes to all of the film
> > festivals like in europe and around the world.
> > Ive never done anything like this and so i thought
> > ask this list,because he wants to send me a
> > form for me to sign, is there anything i should be
> > aware of before doing this,and are there
> > royalties or CD percentage fees or anything like
> > even when youz are not the author of the song?or
> > it be wise to let him use it which will perhaps
> > increase CD sales for us?
> > thanx!
> > cheers
> > Luis
> > www.myspace.com/luisangulocom
> > ______________
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