April 26, 2017 at 6:36PM

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Music Licensing?

I am a student filmmaker in high school. I want to start entering films into film festivals. My issue is I don't have a clue about licensing music. I don't want to get copyrighted or get into serious legal trouble. I've been trying to do research on this but it is a bit confusing and it sounds expensive. (I'm not exactly loaded with cash)
I would like to know where I get get cheap/free music without getting into any legal complications. Also is music more expensive if I'm planning to submit into film festivals?

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http://incompetech.com/
Lots of free music, just need to give credit

May 1, 2017 at 10:50AM

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hiring a local band is also an option, though it's a pretty longshot. but getting a single band or musician to work on your score can give your film characteristic; some sort of quirkiness, especially if the instruments are limited

May 2, 2017 at 4:52AM

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Gorda Arriaz
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Check out: http://art-list.io/

It costs $200 per year, but the quality is wonderful, and there are no licensing limitations. I understand that may seem like a lot to you at the moment in high school, I would have thought it was crazy, but the quality you get is really good for what you pay, and they take out the worry of getting sued. Totally worth it in my opinion.

May 3, 2017 at 6:33PM

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John Haas
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