37119Re: [midatlanticretro] MARCH museum promo video
- Aug 8 5:04 PM"Ray Sills raysills3@... [midatlanticretro]" writes:
>With regard to music licensed by ASCAP, BMI or SESAC (the major rights
>organizations in the US), it does not matter -who- is performing the
>music (original artist, cover artist, instrumental version..
>whatever)... it is the music's performance "publicly" that is the
>That includes juke boxes, night clubs, concert halls.. regardless of
>profit or non-profit status, to say nothing of broadcasting.. over the
>air or on the web. ALL of those venues require a license.
>Some venues can get a free license (like those 10 watt high school FM
>stations)... but most will have to fork over some money. Sometimes,
>it's not too much... IIRC, a BMI license for a juke box in a diner
>(for example) was about $50 a year. Probably ASCAP is about the
>same.. but you'd probably need both licenses. Now and then, you might
>notice a decal on the entrance door for a diner, showing that they
>have a current ASCAP or BMI license.
>And, often as not, using music is what gets stuff bounced from YouTube
>or FB. So.. a work-around is to use public domain music (but usually
>that is -old- music), use music from a music production library (and
>pay a fee for the usage) OR... compose your own music.
>Garage Band from Apple will let you do that. And, don't forget to
>assert your copyright by placing your name, the year, and the (c)
>symbol or the word copyright some where obvious in the work.
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