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Music Rights

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:59 pm
by Moonmist
I'm working on a project that is to document Lindy Hop and the preservation of the aspect of American culture. (Terry Monaghan is also involved in this).

So far the projects has alot of clips of interviews w/ Frankie, Dawn, Sugar...etc, there are also alot of current dance clips but there's no music because of the music rights. Can you guys help point me in the direction that finds songs with no rights?

Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:30 pm
by Toon Town Dave
If you're in the U.S. or Canada, you're probably out of luck unless you're after pre-swing era public domain stuff.

If you're in Europe where the copyrights have expired on swing era music, then you're probably safe. That's the reason all the reissue labels are out of Europe or the U.K.

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:40 pm
by fredo
perhaps this has things you can use:

I think it's legal, though it was shared with me by a friend from the UK, so I dont know if its legal for us here in the states.

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:14 pm
by Moonmist
Awesome, Freddie, you rawk!

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:38 pm
by remysun
Another post that got erased.

Have you tried Associated Production Music? ONce you buy the CD or download, you have permission to use the music. They have lots of different tunes, and it's good to be perfectly clear on the legality of your soundtrack-- don't want no Officer and a Gentleman, Quantum Leap, and later Northern Exposure issues.