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Ian B.

Locale: PNW
Music for Hiking Videos on 06/18/2013 09:01:34 MDT Print View

I'm all for obeying the law but it seems that some of the intellectual property/copyright laws are hurting the music industry. I'd much rather (legally) incorporate good music into my videos than the garbage I've found on iMovie and YouTube. Seems that it wouldn't be too difficult for the music industry to sell limited licenses through Apple and YT.

So has anyone found a legal workaround for this other than soliciting the label/artist directly? Is there anyone on the net who acts as a middle man where you pay for the rights to use real music? If I hear Acoustic Sunrise one more time I'm going to completely lose my $%!+.

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Edit: Obviously I'm just some guy farting around on a computer so I'm looking for free or low cost options.

Edited by IDBLOOM on 06/18/2013 09:05:50 MDT.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Music for Hiking Videos on 06/18/2013 21:40:20 MDT Print View

Eddie Vedder is going to be a rich, rich man if people start paying for hiking video music.

"Society" alone should net him a million.

Ian B.

Locale: PNW
Truth on 06/18/2013 22:05:12 MDT Print View

Between my time spent on BPL and watching hiking porn on YouTube, I'm a lost cause. Eddie really found a niche in the hiking community after Into the Wild was released. Nothing against the guy but wow, time to move on to another soundtrack folks. Bob Marley, The Dead, and Rusted Root, etc are perfectly acceptable alternatives for the granola crowd.

I'm glad I have nothing to do with intellectual property rights enforcement as those would be some murky waters to wade through.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Music for Hiking Videos on 06/19/2013 00:21:32 MDT Print View

When you put music over a youtube video, all you are doing is promoting that music and possibly increasing sales.
I don't understand why record labels spend time going after youtube videos. Are they really that stupid? It's free promotion!!!!!

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Music for Hiking Videos on 06/19/2013 15:02:01 MDT Print View

Two of my favorite uses, which also caused me to go out and buy the albums (I'm old, I still call them albums):

I don't remember the video, it was backpacking related and, I think, I saw it from a link posted on BPL, used the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Skeleton." Fit in with the video wonderfully.

The other was a video, from a link posted by Diplomatic Mike, of a hellacious 'race' in Scotland, I believe, which used Michael Marra's "Constable le Clock." A fabulous song.

If you like just music, no words, Boards of Canada does some great stuff that would work well, as does Afro Celt Sound System. Broken Social Scene has some stuff that would work (believe it was Eugenius who turned me on to them).

Gosh, I don't even think of Vedder when I think of music to put a trip to.

Ian B.

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Music for Hiking Videos on 06/19/2013 15:21:54 MDT Print View

Hey Douglas,

The project which prompted this thread was a low quality video I threw together from a recent N. Cascades trip. On a side note, I've had mixed feelings on the iPhone 4s as a camera but I've given up on it and will only bring a proper camera from now on.

I used Zeppelin's Going to California as a soundtrack for the video figuring that I was well within the fair use doctrine but then realized that I can't upload it to YT or Facebook to share it with my hiking companions and whoever. It's unfortunate as I love music and in my mind helps to set a mood for a project but as they say, it is what it is.

+1 on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. They are a hit in our house.

Justin I agree. It seems that the music industry is really missing out on an opportunity which would be beneficial to all parties concerned.