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1732 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2009 7:14 AM by AppleMan1958
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2009 6:17 AM (in response to isign31)Best is to find and use "royalty free" music for your video.
Do a Google search.
Years ago Apple used to include free audio files from http://freeplaymusic.com/iMac 3.06, (Mac mini and G3 given to the grandkids), Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2009 7:14 AM (in response to isign31)I agree with QuickTime Kirk.
For home use, you can probably use any song you want. You are the only one who would see it. However, even for home use, I would recommend royalty free music. One day you will want to post your video to Facebook or YouTube, and you will find that you cannot because of the copyrighted music.
A movie you think is for personal use can quickly become commercial. For example, if you make this movie and give a copy to some other parents, and one of them posts it on YouTube, then YouTube is a commercial site. You may not be personally getting revenues from the ads on YouTube, but someone is, and it is not the copyright holders.
I think you raise a good question about getting permission. Generally, this would be from the record label. If you were a television show or were making a movie, you would have a staff that would contact the record labels, negotiate fees, and get permissions. I don't think they make this particularly easy for individual consumers, but it would be worth checking the record label's website to see if they offer any guidance.
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