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LV and Music: Incompetech

Posted: August 26th, 2009, 4:21 pm
by SmokestackJones
Hey there,

I've been away from the audiobook world for a while and participating in it's sister, audio drama. A friend of mine, Julie Hoverson, who produces her own audio podcast (19 Nocturne Boulevard) led me to a site called Incompetech, whose owner, one Kevin Mcleod, produces royalty-free music for things like this.

Long story short, he's got a LOT of it there, and all he asks is a credit and an optional donation. I'd like to use some of it in some Poe readings I'll be doing for LV. I've read the wiki and it seems kosher, any other problems I should know about?

-SJ

Re: LV and Music: Incompetech

Posted: August 26th, 2009, 4:30 pm
by RuthieG
SmokestackJones wrote:I've read the wiki and it seems kosher, any other problems I should know about?
Yes, I'm afraid. This music is not in the Public Domain and cannot be used in Librivox recordings.
The Incompetech FAQ wrote:Is this music in the Public Domain?
No. Though some of the baroque and classical compositions are in the public domain; these recordings are not.
Sorry. :(

Ruth

Re: LV and Music: Incompetech

Posted: August 26th, 2009, 4:37 pm
by SmokestackJones
RuthieG wrote:
SmokestackJones wrote:I've read the wiki and it seems kosher, any other problems I should know about?
Yes, I'm afraid. This music is not in the Public Domain and cannot be used in Librivox recordings.
The Incompetech FAQ wrote:Is this music in the Public Domain?
No. Though some of the baroque and classical compositions are in the public domain; these recordings are not.
Sorry. :(

Ruth
Damn.

Once again I mistake Creative Commons for PD. Sorry.

-SJ

Posted: August 26th, 2009, 7:20 pm
by BellonaTimes
How difficult would it be to add a run of midi harpsichord or organ to heighten suspense ala the old radio shows? It's not really music, just a sound effect.

Posted: August 27th, 2009, 1:49 am
by RuthieG
It wouldn't be at all difficult to add it.

However, any music adds at least another two layers of copyright checking - the music and the performance or creation (and yes, that applies to midis too) - which are frequently very hard to check.

So we discourage the addition of music, and definitely do not allow any music which is laid over the text itself.

Ruth