Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring free music options (public domain and Creative Commons), part of Introduction to Music in Film and Video.
- When deciding where and how you'll get music…for your film, you'll need to determine what your budget is,…and if your budget is limited, you'll likely…need to find an inexpensive option.…The key is making sure that going the cheap route…doesn't land you in any legal trouble down the road.…Now, we introduced some options in chapter two,…but we're gonna get into them in more detail now,…and first I want to talk a little bit more…about music that is in the public domain.…Again, public domain works are those creative works…whose exclusive intellectual property rights…have been expired, been forfeited,…or are inapplicable.…
Now when we're dealing with most music,…we are mostly talking about expired copyrights,…so a lot of very old music.…As a general rule, music published before 1922…is in the public domain in the US,…and in most of the rest of the world,…music enters the public domain 70 years…after the death of the author.…Of course, one of the main issues…about public domain music is that a lot of it,…well, sounds like it was written before 1922,…
- Understanding the impact of music on tone, emotion, subtext, rhythm, style, and theme
- Setting the music plan
- Working with preexisting music: public domain, Creative Commons, and production library music
- Working with a composer