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Some thoughts on copyright and music piracy

Monday, September 21st, 2009

It’s been interesting to follow the debate about copyright law.  Some would seem to say that copyright laws should serve the public and not the “Rulers and the Divine Profits”, and that anything else is totaliterian and draconian.  If music is so important as to require free file-sharing for the good of the public, what about food?  Should that not also be freely available to all who are hungry?  Or housing – doesn’t everyone have a right to shelter?  Yes they do, and as a society our taxes go to help those “in extremis”.  But you can’t give food and housing free to the whole general public as a right – it’s simple logistics to understand that the builders of the houses, the manufacturers of the materials, the farmers who grow the crops should be paid, so they can grow more.  Composers should be paid, so they can write more.

If you try to skew the arguments with claims about “giant corporations” bleeding the country dry, that removes the identity of the composer, the musician, the initiator of the music.  This is where it all starts.  These are the forgotten people who make it happen.  They should be paid, and valued.

Those who take issue with the control and distribution of this created music, who object to the profits of the record companies, should instead of piracy find a new distribution system that connects the composer to the public.  They can’t just help themselves to whatever they want.  Some bands and artists make their music available to be downloaded for free – great.  That’s their choice, and it can be a useful way to promote a band.  At www.royalty-free.tv we connect the composers of production music direct to the media producers and TV programme makers.  We are composers ourselves, and the internet allows us to control the license terms and distribution of our tracks and those of others.  Great.  Let’s empower composers, not ignore them and tell the public to help itself to whatever.

Buy bread.  Buy houses.  Buy music.

New Royalty Free Music released by Jean-Pascal Vielfaure

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

New writer JP Vielfaure brings us some fresh world royalty free music – hear it at http://www.royalty-free.tv/rftv/frameset.htm

It’s great to welcome our newest composer JP Vielfaure to www.royalty-free.tv!   JP lives in Clichy, France, and is a prolific composer, mostly for multimedia and video games – he’s composed music for 30 video game releases this year alone!  JP’s tracks  include some dreamy world atmospheres (try Reve Asiatique),  some dynamic tracks for gaming (Themes Intros 1) and lots of children’s royalty-free music.  His credits include Lexis Numerique, Mindscape, Sony and Disney, as well as writing and producing for English singer Kate Peters the album “Believe”.

In welcoming our first French composer, we now have writers from 9 countries, including UK, Norway, USA, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia and Brazil.  We are always looking for great royalty-free music – come on all you production music composers out there – get in touch with us!  You can read how more about submitting your tracks at http://www.royalty-free.tv/rftv/submit_music.htm

Using Royalty Free Music on “Youtube” video sites

Friday, September 11th, 2009

We often get asked if it’s OK to use our Royalty Free Music on Youtube and other video websites – well the simple answer is “Yes, you can”!  At www.royalty-free.tv we offer a ‘standard’  license, which allows you to use our music tracks on internet video websites such as Youtube, Myspace, Facebook etc.  We have 1000’s of music tracks available in pretty much every style you can think of!  Simply find the track or tracks in the style you you want by genre (rock, pop, horror etc) or by instrument, mood or tempo, at our search page http://www.royalty-free.tv/rftv/frameset.htm, then follow our simple checkout procedure. You can then download the track in WAV or MP3 format, and use it in your video before uploading to Youtube, Facebook etc.

You can even make your videos available for sale, simply by upgrading our “Standard” license to a “Full License” for a few dollars more.  Select and upgrade the music you’ve used in your video by visiting http://www.royalty-free.tv/rftv/frameset.htm and clicking “advanced search” in the left menu.  In the search box in the page that appears, type in the track title (for example slicks), click “go” and you’ll see the music track in the search results that appear.  Click “add to cart” and then select “upgrade” in the license page pop-up that appears.  Simply checkout as before, download the track(s) again if you need them – and you’re cleared to sell the music as part of your Video!

You can read full details of our licences at http://www.royalty-free.tv/rftv/royalty_free_music_license.htm

www.royalty-free.tv specialises in providing music for video producers – a quick and easy solution to music licensing.