Music Licensing Preview

Get Certified

Earn your certification with this Filmskills Course. Learn More

Notices and Updates

Introducing the New FilmSkills!

While this site has served us well for many years, it is time for us to move to an all new web platform! You can visit the new FilmSkills at www.home.filmskills.com.

We will keep this site running through the end of 2019, so if you have an existing account, you can continue to log in as usual. For any questions about your account, please contact us at info@filmskills.com.

Thank you!

 

 

Unlock this module to see the full content!

Explore the subscription packages

ABOUT THIS MODULE

Are you interested in using a popular song or existing soundtrack in your movie? Music - just like movies and books - is protected by copyright law, which restricts its usage to the owner of the copyright.  In recent years, many record labels and studios have begun cracking down on illegal downloading and usage of their work, making the legal use of this music somewhat confusing for users. In this module we’re going to explore the legal way to license and use music for your movie.  Protect yourself, respect the rights of the music artist, and learn how to properly license music for use in your production.

 

IN THIS MODULE

  • 33:15 video that takes you behind the scenes of the licensing process
  • Illustrated companion guide

LEARN

  • What is a music license
  • When you need a master license and/or a sync license
  • How music publishers make money
  • Costs in securing a license
  • How to work with stock music libraries
  • How to work with music in the public domain
The videos are a big leap forward for contemporary classroom videos, utilizing clean greenscreen, working professionals and 16:9. The film is well-paced and will be a great addition to classroom instruction. It is designed and constructed in ways both interesting and accessible to student filmmakers. I hope to utilize the material in my classroom!”
 
   - Tom Dunphy, Orange-Ulster BOCES
 
super21admin