Thursday, May 13, 2010
YouTube expert discusses the acquisition of music rights by filmmakers
He discusses how ASCAP started, and then discusses how some composers write music for filmmakers to use in their own videos.
He talks about “red” and “yellow” requirements. A copyright holder might expect more for use that is written into a script and indispensable.
A good question with classical music could come up with a “slightly” derivative work. Would there be a separate copyright on a new cadenza for a Mozart piano concerto (especially #26) if used in the background of a film? (Or what about any work left in sketch and completed again, like a “completed” Schubert Unfimished.)