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Hi all,

anyone know any good websites etc for getting background music (preferably free but if not no worries) for commercial use to put in my gig? I’m going to be doing some intros similar to these:

https://www.fiverr.com/salahedd23/design-you-a-logo-3d-video-intro?context=adv.cat_20.subcat_104&context_type=rating&pckg_id=1&pos=34&ref_ctx_id=b6aab253-a6a9-43ed-a2b8-7d2749302609&source=category_tree&funnel=83dcc6b5-4b79-42fe-8bef-e9f1e79d24ca

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Arran

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I use Audioblocks for adding background music to Voice Over orders…they’re $99 per year for a subscription, but that gives me unlimited downloads from a very deep library of royalty-free music beds. A very good bargain.

Nice info my friend.

I am looking too for my intro logo gig.

Thanks for sharing

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Thanks guys, @donnyvoice @rahulkajla1 @mcheary .

Also quick question, if a customer wanted their own music on one of my intro videos, would it be their responsibility if it is/not allowed for commercial usage etc?

Hope that makes sense

Cheers

IF your are the video editor it is your responsibility to check if the music has license for commercial use. You can do a search for author, name also you can use shazzam app to identify it

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IF your are the video editor it is your responsibility to check if the music has license for commercial use. You can do a search for author, name also you can use shazzam app to identify it

IF your are the video editor it is your responsibility to check if the music has license for commercial use. You can do a search for author, name also you can use shazzam app to identify it

That’s incorrect, only the producer/copyright owner of the project is responsible. You have to have a financial stake in order to be responsible. If you are merely hired to assemble or edit, then you are not liable. To suggest otherwise is like saying that the line cooks are responsible if the restaurant owner doesn’t pay the vendors for the food.

Also, Shazzam is a toy for finding the name of a song on the radio, it will not have professional broadcast production libraries in it.

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I see music offered on sites such as youtube where they say it is free to use anywhere. How do we know that is actually true and it’s not copyrighted by someone?

I see music offered on sites such as youtube where they say it is free to use anywhere. How do we know that is actually true and it’s not copyrighted by someone?

Yes, and they all have differing terms of usage. Some even require credits in the piece. Like everything else in life, much better if you pay for a quality resource is so much better than trying to find a free alternative.

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@newsmike

so just to clarify if the customer provides me with their own music and its not licensed etc i’m not in trouble? It’s their responsibility?

Thanks!

It’s their responsibility?

Exactly, you are the carpenter installing new cabinets. It is not your job to check if the homeowner got a building permit. The best example of this is think of a movie set, imagine if each cameraman, electrician, gaffer, caterer, nurse, etc, had to check the paperwork of all the actors, music clearances, etc.

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It’s their responsibility?

Exactly, you are the carpenter installing new cabinets. It is not your job to check if the homeowner got a building permit. The best example of this is think of a movie set, imagine if each cameraman, electrician, gaffer, caterer, nurse, etc, had to check the paperwork of all the actors, music clearances, etc.

It is not your job to check if the homeowner got a building permit.

Where I live, the workmen need to check on this or they could lose their license.

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Whoever has the license to do that kind of work usually. If they don’t have a license they don’t care, although they can get a hefty fine. I live in a place that makes lots of $ this way.

Wouldn’t that be the subcontractor who hires the 20 guys to work on the job? Perhaps he needs to check, but I can’t see all the carpenters and framers in a line waiting to inspect contracts and permits.

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Wouldn’t that be the subcontractor who hires the 20 guys to work on the job? Perhaps he needs to check, but I can’t see all the carpenters and framers in a line waiting to inspect contracts and permits.

If they want to keep their license they do it but like I said if they have no license they don’t. I don’t know if each worker checks, I doubt it, but they are very strict here about that due to all the $ it brings in.

Homeowners also need to make sure they get a permit or can’t sell a home sometimes. Inspectors make surprise visits during work sometimes.

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If they want to keep their license they do it but like I said if they have no license they don’t. I don’t know if each worker checks, I doubt it, but they are very strict here about that due to all the $ it brings in.

Homeowners also need to make sure they get a permit or can’t sell a home sometimes. Inspectors make surprise visits during work sometimes.

Maybe its different here. Every morning at the Home Depot, the pick up trucks pull up and the driver holds up as many fingers as he wants day laborers to pile in. Don’t think they have licenses.

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If they want to keep their license they do it but like I said if they have no license they don’t. I don’t know if each worker checks, I doubt it, but they are very strict here about that due to all the $ it brings in.

Homeowners also need to make sure they get a permit or can’t sell a home sometimes. Inspectors make surprise visits during work sometimes.

Homeowners also need to make sure they get a permit or can’t sell a home sometimes. Inspectors make surprise visits during work sometimes.

You must live in California

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Simply use NCS’s Music (YT Channel). They offer all music under CC0.

Hi rahulkajla1, what you are talking about “Simply use NCS music (YT Channel). as they ae under CC0”

I was reading about this thing only and got this please read highlighted part…

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So, it is written that if u are using NCS music for promotional video, then it requires commercial license and it may happen that client uses our video as their promotional brand. SO i don’t think it can be used under CC0.

What do you think regarding this…

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So every member of the crew inspects the permits?

So every member of the crew inspects the permits?

You are confusing workers with the people in charge. The contractor in charge of the team is responsible to make sure that the permits are in place not the employees. As Voice Over / Audio contractors (us) WE are the ones in charge and thus WE are held responsible for what OUR business does. So yes, if you use music that is not licensed even if the client gives it to you YOU can be held responsible. I have turned away a number of clients requests (not the clients themselves) related to this issue.

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