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Old 13-05-2008, 11:51 PM   #1
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whats the deal with music on a showreel

hey everyone im in a bit of need here at the moment.
is it ok to use your favorite song as the backing for your show reel i see so many reels with popular chart music i do know that if you are looking to sell something you need permision but whats the deal with just using for a showreel or a personal project for a showreel?

cheers guys im sorry if this is a stupid question.
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This is not a stupid question, from what I know, you can't use anything
copyrighted without the agreement of the author / distributor, sometimes
they just ask for credits and don't ask something in return.

Here tho, it's music rights and it might be tricky, they usually ask for a lot
of money. Many demoreel authors never asked for this authorization
(me included) for commercial music, if it's a music someone did it's always
great to ask him and credit him at the end.
(I mean independent composers, it's a nice way to advertise his work)

I didn't heard about problems with copyright on commercial music in a reel,
I believe if you don't sell it (and credit it) it's free advertisement for them too.
But you never know, I would like also to see an answer about this.
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