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Music & Copyright

In order to use music in any production you need to obtain the required permission and/or licence. Exactly how to do this will depend on various factors but the main thing is to find out who administers musical rights in your area. Most countries have an organisation which administers copyright licences on behalf of the copyright owner. You need to contact them and make a licence application.


Non-Copyright / Royalty-Free Options

A good option is to purchase royalty-free music which can be used for just about any type of production. Technically the music is (usually) still copyright but for a small fee you can use it without any practical restrictions. The big disadvantages are that you don't have the same selection to choose from, and of course the musical quality or originality isn't the same.