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  1. jnm

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    Just curious about this. Just about every pro, at least wedding photographer, that I have seen has music on their site. How do they get permission for the song, or do they usually just hope and pray to not get in trouble? Are there certain songs/artists/etc. that are usable?
     
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    would a slide show be considered synchronization?
     
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    I'm not sure what you are asking.
     
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    I realize you're not asking for this in this particular thread, but please do a search on this topic on the TPF site ... it's been discussed before and while some people don't mind music, those that don't like it REALLY don't like it. I, personally, will close any site that has audio playing without my consent with almost no exceptions.
     
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    I did some more searching around and found some of the big license issuers but I also saw that its a difference license when you want to sync the music to movement. They gave examples of films but I didn't know if syncing to a slideshow qualifies as a "synchronization".
     
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    I completely agree. I hate when I'm listening to music and have to find the stop button just to view the site. And I really only see it with photography sites.
     
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    The photographers have most likely bought a license for their music. However, as a general rule for websites, don't have auto-playing music. You push more visitors away than you would expect.
     
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    I have to agree... I don't want to hear music on a website, except maybe when it's a site of someone that has passed on, and even then it should be something orchestral or easy listening. It's sort of like those annoying pop-up windows.
     
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    Avoid it - unless you're willing to purchase stock music (I recommend Stock20[.com] if anything), then the hassle and cost of it is not worth it. People do not like music playing on websites, despite what some may choose to like to believe.
     
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    I agree with everyone here about music playing on their website.

    I don't put the music so that it plays when you open a website.

    I bought the music to use on client videos and slideshows so that no one ends up getting sued since the client is paying me to produce their product.
    I was answering the OP question from a "how do you get the music you use in your business" standpoint.

    I am not sure what the issuers consider "synchronization". When I purchased the music I had to list projects I was working on and how I would use the music. I paid a flat fee for the rights to use the music in all the ways I listed. I guess a slide show isn't considered synchronization since they didn't restrict me from doing that or charge me an extra fee when I listed slide shows in my project list.
     
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    IF you're looking for the highest quality royalty free, you can't go wrong with Triple Scoop Music.
     

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