It’s that time of year I get the itch to update my reel. The hardest part is always choosing the right music. I've previously done what most people do, search through my iTunes library and pick out my favorite tracks, then see which one works best. Unfortunately, strictly speaking, this isn’t legit. Copyright is copyright, no matter how small the project.
I'm just wondering what others feel about the use of copyrighted/unlicensed music in personal works? Personally, I’m going to try and use royalty free or licensed music in my pieces, though I know it will be difficult.
@Rostenbach said: I will admit, I am guilty of the same thing, and I share your sentiments. Recently I've been trying to do the same thing, and use more original music. I've been toying with audio programs such as Fruity Loops, Garageband and the like.
I’ve been doing this for motion tests I render out. It’s fun to create a sound-bed from scratch.
@dazpix said: […] both use commercial tracks, but I contacted the artists beforehand and asked their permission. Of course I credited them below the reel, and they seemed fine about it, in fact they seemed very grateful that I had even bothered to ask their permission.[…]
I’m considering going this same route, too, since the music I’ve used in the past has always been from non-big-label musicians.
@dan_hin said: […] the official work reel at www.themediagroup.tv has a licensed track which we've paid for. I would have a word with the artist/management if you want to include a track you like - the prices are often surprisingly cheap.
I would expect (hope) that any commercial post/design house would use licensed music. But it’s good to know going direct to rightsholder can be affordable sometimes.
I usually use stuff from newgrounds audio portal and occasionally some commercial tracks . I'm guilty of using a track or two from the library we got at work .
There's a great resource for music I used to check : OCremix .. Which is basically Video game music remixes and some amazing original stuff . They release albums regularly and have a very creative community , usually their music is licensed under creative commons or something like that where you just need to give credit to the composer .
conigs said: @eyedesyn It's less worrying about infringement and more wanting to do right by the artists. After all, that's what we aspire to be, right?Obviously it's not going to work for everyone, nor would I ever expect everyone to go out an license music for their personal demo reels. I'm just at a point in my life/career where it's something I want to start doing, and wanted to see what others thought of the practice.Respect , Its something every designer should do at some point .. Its like giving bacK to the people who made you who you are @eyedesyn ... OCremix is very pro ... I used to download full albums from there , its just greaty
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