You may want to ask a musician friend if you can use their music on your film or video project. Below you will find a Standard Music License Agreement that you can use that will help safeguard from future copyright infringement issues. If you don’t have a musician friend there are a number of great sites like Marmoset that you can find music to license for your video.
The below music license agreement was drafted for a filmmaker who wanted to use his friend’s music in his video project. To avoid copyright issues, the filmmaker realized he would need documentation showing he had rights to use the music. A standard music license agreement is important if a filmmaker wants to post the video on youtube or vimeo, enter the video at a film festival, or license the completed video.
Standard Music License Agreement
If you’d like to talk to an attorney about video rights and ownership, or other legal issues surrounding video production, contact [email protected] and we can set up a short phone call.
By accessing and reading this blog, you acknowledge and understand that no attorney-client relationship has been formed and you further acknowledge and understand that this blog is not intended to constitute legal advice. Legal advice and counsel requires a fact-specific analysis of your particular issues, and you should thus obtain legal advice directly and individually from an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction, if appropriate.