19 Music

DOI: 10.4324/9781003324201-22

The use of music in a project is crucial because it usually involves questions of copyright and ownership. You may use music for your project that is pre-recorded, which means someone owns the piece and the copyright. Or you may hire someone to compose original music for you. In this case, the music is a “work for hire,” meaning the producer or production company may own all the rights. Whatever music you plan to use in your project, it is always wise to obtain the services of a lawyer or music clearance company. They will know the intricacies of copyright law and the procedure for licensing.

Three kinds of music appear in a project. First, there is source music. This music comes from a specific source ...

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