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Cheap, if not free , royalty free music anywhere?

 
 
tinygiraffe
 
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Thu 20 Sep, 2007 03:53 am
the sites will often tell you not to email them for permission, as they only re/distribute such content.

however, if you are using the music for commercial purposes, you'll probably want to doublecheck the source of the music. i forget what they call the authorities you can check with. gungasnake's suggestion applies, but you'll have to go back to stuff made by artists that died in the 20's or earlier. i know "long long way to tipperary" is in the public domain now. i'm sure wikipedia will have more information on what copyrights have expired.
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shewolfnm
 
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Thu 20 Sep, 2007 06:09 am
Thank you !
Those are exactly the types I am looking for.
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gungasnake
 
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Thu 20 Sep, 2007 06:16 am
tinygiraffe wrote:
wouldn't that be nice? disney managed to get the time extended for all copyrighted materials, robbing the public of 30 years of books, recordings, and other content.

we'll get that stuff in 2037, unless they extend it again, like they did the time before last.


You're telling me that Disney got copyrights extended from 50 to 80 years ona general basis?
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Thomas
 
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Thu 20 Sep, 2007 06:23 am
gungasnake wrote:
You're telling me that Disney got copyrights extended from 50 to 80 years ona general basis?

Yes to the general basis, but the numbers are slightly off. Because Disney is a corporation, the Copyright Term Extension Act actually extended its copyrights from 75 to 95 years.

Wikipedia's entry on the Copyright Term Extension Act gives a pretty decent overview.
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gungasnake
 
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Thu 20 Sep, 2007 06:56 am
Pretty amazing. Unless you're talking about the bible or something, it's pretty hard to picture an individual having any sort of interest in protecting a published work after 90 years. I mean, at that point, it's not on the hot lists any more and all you're talking about is some sort of scholarly interest.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Thu 20 Sep, 2007 07:02 am
Quote:
The CTEA extended the term of protection by 20 years for works copyrighted after January 1, 1923. Works copyrighted by individuals since 1978 got "life plus 70" rather than the existing "life plus 50". Works made by or for corporations (referred to as "works made for hire") got 95 years. Works copyrighted before 1978 were shielded for 95 years, regardless of how they were produced.

In all, tens of thousands of works that had been poised to enter the public domain were maintained under private ownership until at least 2019.
source: THE MOUSE THAT ATE THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
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Thomas
 
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Thu 20 Sep, 2007 07:03 am
gungasnake wrote:
Pretty amazing. Unless you're talking about the bible or something, it's pretty hard to picture an individual having any sort of interest in protecting a published work after 90 years.

Disney's Mickey Mouse being an exception, of course. And Disney is such a strong lobbyist it can make Congress change copyright laws just for itself. (There were a couple of other lobbyists for the change, too, though.)
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tinygiraffe
 
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Thu 20 Sep, 2007 02:39 pm
interesting you mention the bible, the king james version is under a perpetual copyright (wikipedia has an article on that too) in the united kingdom, where you cannot ever publish it without permission from the royal government.

outside the uk, you can do whatever with it.
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tsarstepan
 
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Sat 22 May, 2010 11:57 am
@shewolfnm,
I just downloaded a free and legal music sampler of Philip Glass' music on Amazon: The Orange Mountain Music Philip Glass Sampler Vol.I!

21 full length individual works (not entire symphonies mind you) and movements.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002QZ53OK/ref=dm_ty_alb
He shoots and scores!!
tsarstepan
 
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Sat 22 May, 2010 12:02 pm
@tsarstepan,
You might want to try the internet archive which works on the present day Creative Commons agreement which allows use of the archived music there if you don't plan on selling the actual music.

PS: Sorry for reviving a 3+ year old thread. I assume you no longer need music for whatever site you were working on in 2007. But just in case ...
They have a live music archive and other sources of music:
http://www.archive.org/details/etree
http://www.archive.org/details/audio_music
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