Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Basic music licensing and publishing, part of Producing Music for Advertisements.
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I'd like to start this movie out by saying that I am in no way an expert or legal…authority on music licensing and any information I provide here shouldn't be…confused as legal advice. Remember, it's always best to discuss…contracts and legal matters with your attorney.…The topic of music licensing and publishing, along with the legalities and…intricacies that accompany it, could take up an entire four courses in itself so…what I want to do here is just give you a brief list of things you may want to consider.…
And seek out more information on if you plan on working in the commercial scoring…or commercial jingle industry. When you're creating and licensing work,…so will be used in a commercial context, it's important to understand your rights…as a composer as well as the different ways clients may retain your services.…A lot of times the big thing that comes up in a discussion like this is are you…licensing the music you create or are you working under a buyout situation or what…is called work for hire. Sometimes you'll be contracted to produce…
Note: While the composition of the music for this course takes place in Pro Tools, a majority of the content will be about the creative process and translates to almost any DAW.
- Reviewing the creative brief
- Working with temp music
- Choosing an appropriate tempo
- Marking keyframes
- Creating a theme
- Breaking down client feedback
- Implementing revisions
- Printing the music for delivery
- Understanding basic music licensing and publishing principles