Monday, February 13, 2006

INTERNATIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE

Please try and follow because I will say this only once:

INTENT:
I have a short film I need to secure licensing for some music I wish to use.

METHOD:
After a comment on a fellow BRITISH Blogger's blog asking a few initial questions about any knowledge he has over licensing a particular song.

And then after a response from that BRITISH blogger pointing me in the right direction.

I email the Music Artist in GERMANY.

After a response from the Music Artist in GERMANY he re-directs me to a record company in FRANCE who own the rights to the song.

After a few e-mails to the record company in FRANCE they agree the licensing.

BUT after few phone calls to my producer in UNITED KINGDOM we agree that it is a little complicated and that we should clarify which rights are held by the FRENCH COMPANY.

So, after I e-mail FRANCE to check with the record label which rights they hold - they say: Check with the Music Artist in GERMANY.

So, after I check with the artist in GERMANY he says NO! The Publishing rights are with ANOTHER publishing company in GERMANY.

So, now I e-mail the publisher in GERMANY referencing the initial permission from record company in FRANCE and artist GERMANY.

And then I wait.

So now, they e-mail me back apologising for the delay saying that they had to check with another company in another place who all the way up the scale are owned by AMERICA.

And they say:

Yes.

OUTCOME:

Rather good. I can use the song, free of charge, on the short film.

FOLLOW UP:

I need to clarify the rights with the right people and do the right paperwork to concrete the proposal.

Right.


IN CONCLUSION:

Sitting at my desk in my bedroom using only my mobile telephone and laptop I can control the world.

2 Comments:

Anonymous gaijin said...

ooh. what a bit of good news. good for you, man!

2/13/2006 9:56 pm  
Anonymous tilda said...

wow... I remember a time when we had to send telegrms and wait days and stuff...

Amazing news, good luck with the film!!
x

2/14/2006 7:20 am  

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