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Music + Media has to be pay? FREE !

Media , music licensing or rights is intended to ensure that the owners of copyrights on musical and media works are compensated for certain uses of their work. A purchaser has limited rights to use the work and under physically and digital law a range of traditional legal subjects including intellectual property law (copyright law, trademarks, image publicity rights, design rights).

Some terms get a possible definition , let´s see it:


The right, granted by the copyright holder or his/her agent, for the broadcast, recreation, or performance of a copyrighted work. Types of licensing contracts can include:

1) a flat fee for a defined period of usage

2) royalty payments determined by the number of copies of the work sold or the total revenues acquired as a result of its distribution. In addition to a basic fee, most music licensing agreements require additional payments to the copyright owner when the work in which it is included (movie, play) is financially successful or not.


The owner of the licensed work.


The person or entity to whom the work is licensed.


The public performance of a musical piece, whether live or recorded, performed by the original artist or someone else, whether the performance keeps to the original version or is adapted or changed in some manner. Playing a music CD (or tape, etc.) in public is "performing" the work.


Playing live or recorded works, including radio, TV, webcasting, podcasting, etc., to multiple listeners.


Music + Media that is covered under a prior agreement allowing distribution and legal use under specific circumstances. The license may be for use in film, video, television (commercials and programs), Internet, events in live venues, video games and multimedia productions.


Literally, 'the right to copy.' The owner of a copyright has exclusive rights:

1. reproduction (copying)

2. preparing derivative works (adaptation)

3. distributing copies to the public, performing the work publicly, and displaying the work in public.


The licensing of musical works to be synchronized with moving pictures as background in a motion picture, television program, video, DVD, etc.



Licensing issues are encountered when television shows films or social networks and platforms that are using copyrighted music are released only if they have the right. That goes the same in other aspect to live performance musical works are typically licensed.

Public performances of works in the context of dramatic works are separately licensed; these licenses are called "grand rights" in general someone who plans to perform a piece of music publicly will obtain a "public performance" limited license from the rightsholder. Finally the legal business license can be obtained at a city hall or local government center and can be tracked. Why ? Because the entertainment industry has to pay taxes , etc. Musicians that fail to comply with the tax ID process and do not report their profits and losses to the government can face serious consequences. Equally as a professional person of other industry.

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