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Have tunes - what now?

Postby DanR » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:12 pm

Hi
I have a few of my own instrumental prog tunes but unsure how to go about putting them to use.
They’re regular pop song length but not really suitable for a band as they’re up to twenty
part VSTi arrangements.
Have tried them live but with the time changes and instrumentation, they’re better suited
to theme music for something.
A good start I guess would be an artist name but looking for something like Soundcloud or Bandcamp to make them accessible. Copyright needed to.
There’s no video, just mp3 recordings.
Any help appreciated.
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Re: Have tunes - what now?

Postby blinddrew » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:29 pm

Probably worth looking up the 'library music' series that SOS ran fairly recently: https://www.soundonsound.com/series/all ... rary-music

Also have a look at one of the publishing houses that specialises in sync placements (i.e. getting your music onto tv). I have no suggestions on this I'm afraid.

Soundcloud and Bandcamp are both good platforms. It used to be that there was a slight difference in how they were used, in that SoundCloud was used slightly more for sharing Works in Progress and building a community, whereas Bandcamp was more for selling the finished product; but I'm not sure that's really the case anymore.

Copyright exists the moment an idea is 'fixed'. For music this means either written down (for the composition copyright) or recorded (for the composition and the recording). Depending on where you are in the world, lyrics may come under a separate copyright. There is no requirement to register your copyrights, but if you do decide to take legal action you will find it much, much easier if you have registered them. In the US this also makes a potentially huge difference to the amount of damages you could win.
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Re: Have tunes - what now?

Postby DanR » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:48 pm

Thanks, that’s really helpful.
Didn’t even know that it may be categorized as ‘library music’. The series on the link will be useful.
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