September 20, 2014 at 2:03PM
Using Royalty Free Music
So I plan to shoot a short film soon and I wanted to have music playing in the background. However, I'm conflicted between using a song that's considered royalty free and that of a local composer. Basically, what I wanted to know is whether you are required to give credit to the artist if it's in the public domain, even if it's a really old song from the say, 1800's? What if it's present day music and still in the public domain - how do I go about using it?