How Music Licensing Works

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http://ricall.com/music-licensing | Music licensing is much more complicated than most people may believe. Licensing is what allows artists, publishing companies and record labels the ability to generate revenue long after the music was originally written and recorded. With the rise of online music providers, music licensing has become even more important to ensure that the owners of the rights are rightfully compensated for their hard work.

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How Music Licensing Works:

How Music Licensing Works

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Music licensing allows commercials, movies, and television shows to have unique soundtracks. Music licensing makes it easy for people to create compelling programming by using music to evoke feelings & emotions. Every time a popular song is used on your favorite show, that music has been licensed for usage. You Are Exposed to Music Licensing Everyday

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Music licensing allows artists to get paid for their original works. Licensing a song gives the user the legal right to cover, play or edit the music to suit their own needs . Without licensing, musicians and publishing companies would not be able to make revenue off of the music that they created or own. Paying the Artist

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When an artist wants to cover another musician's song, they must get the licensing rights in order to record the new version. In many cases, covers can become more popular than the original recording. P aying for the usage rights ensures that the original artist and the owner of the rights receive the credit and payment that they deserve. Covering The Greats

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Music Licensing in Movies Some of the best moments in popular cinema have made use of music licensing. From montages to monologues, the swell of a popular song playing in the background of a scene creates a powerful experience for movie-goers. Without music licensing, some of the most famous movie moments would have never happened

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Music Licensing on Television and Radio Every television program that includes any kind of music must pay for the licensing rights to use the music. Every Radio Station must pay for licensing rights in order to play all of the music that you hear all day. Those licensing rights are called Public Performance Rights.

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What Parts of a Song are Included in Licensing? There are several components of a song that are covered by music licenses. The lyrics and music notes of each piece of work are covered. In addition, the actual performance of the music by the original artist is covered.

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If a song is in the public domain and is no longer covered by copyright laws, it can be used without needing licensing rights. An artist, publishing company, or record label can also donate the rights for using music, which usually happens when charities ask to use a song for a fundraiser. When Do Licensing Rights Not Apply?

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Music Licensing rules apply to many areas that are often overlooked. A restaurant or bar that plays music for its patrons using a jukebox or stereo must pay for licensing rights. A gym or dance class that uses published music that is not public domain must pay for licensing rights to use those songs as well. Other Important Facts About Music Licensing

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