there are lo-fi versions of some of these songs on youtube, and they have been there for quite some time. i'm not quite sure how strict APM is about their music being used in non-profit stuff
well, these licensing houses don't like it, because you can listen to their music on their site for free, and even if you have something that's not for profit, you just send it to a festival or upload it to youtube, you still have to pay a smaller amount for it. Tho, here comes the weird part, if you are a registered licensee with them, you can download any of their tracks in HQ, and try them out, but you have to pay money for distributing them in any way (no re-distribution of course)
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What could happen? Band's that don't exist anymore will sue ya? Or Nickelodeon will sue for songs that they don't use anymore?[/quote]
You clearly have no idea about copyright, first of all, in america, it's not the band that owns the copyright for their songs, it's the publishing house they are signed with. Anything they produce within the timeframe of the mentioned contract belongs to the company. If, you want to have the rights to our own songs, you have to buy them back. There's also something called royalties, at which they bite like mad dogs, if you download a song they try to say that they lost profit because of you, and sue the fuck outta you.
What's with nickelodeon? They don't own shit. This is production music we are talking about, it was made by companies especially for the purpose of licensing it to the entertainment industry.
Also why the fuck are you bumping this thread?