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Rosie Alldridge
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2014
Posts: 6

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Crediting music (licensed & creative commons)

Hi guys,

Was just wondering if anyone can confirm whether licensed music needs to be fully credited in your film?

We have a paid subscription to a film music database that gives us a license to use a number of tracks for commercial use, so we're using a couple in our film. I know its always best practice to credit the artists, but we're also trying to keep our credits relatively short...

Also for sound fx (royalty free/creative commons) do these need to be fully credited?

Thanks heaps!

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steelpotato
From: wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 329

Hi Rosie,

You do not need to credit it in the film for 48hours requirements but the commercial license may require you to.

Royalty free/creative commons/pd fx are good to go without credit in the film.

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Rosie Alldridge
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2014
Posts: 6

Thanks steelpotato!!! :)

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themorgan
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 655

If I was a judge or organiser and I heard uncredited commercial music I'd start asking very hard questions so be prepared to prove you have a license if you get past the heats.

(Still, I'm about 76% sure a finalist from a few years ago had a stolen Michael Jackson sample and they never got pulled up even after I pointed it out, so hey.)

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themorgan
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 655

P.S. I love that "Posted at 03:12AM", that's so 48hours. :)

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steelpotato
From: wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 329

Oh believe me, if there's any concern about music it will be scrutinised in wellington :)
there actually was a team dq for using r Kelly one year so billie jean etc won't cut it haha

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AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 397

in reply to themorgan:

(Still, I'm about 76% sure a finalist from a few years ago had a stolen Michael Jackson sample and they never got pulled up even after I pointed it out, so hey.)

I think about this all the time. How the hell did it make it to the finals without anyone asking questions?

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themorgan
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 655

in reply to AJ:

I think about this all the time. How the hell did it make it to the finals without anyone asking questions?

Completely shameless.

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2017 | I am ball 2 | Survival | ULTRA48
2016 | The Littlest Punk | Punk | Auckland finalist: Best Original Song
2015 | Crumbs | RomCom, Animated | DQ & Very bad!
2014 | I am ball | Musical, Animated | Auckland finalist: Best Use of Prop
2013 | Crybaby | Race Against Time | Boring!
2012 | S.U.L.A. | Urban Legend | Puppets
2011 | Kill Therapist | Revenge | Writer, Director, Actor | Notorious
2010 | Action Manu | Biopic | Writer, Director | Boring

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2008 | The End | Drama | Co-Writer | Auckland winner
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HereForTheBeer
From: Hamilton
Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 52

in reply to steelpotato:

Are you sure about that? Some creative commons licenses require credit to be given.

We always credit everything we use, unless it's public domain.

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steelpotato
From: wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 329

in reply to HereForTheBeer:

I am meaning for 48hours rules. Again like music that has its own requirements some CC would require appropriate accreditation.

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Robstar Rapper
From: Gisborne
Since: Jun 2013
Posts: 129

Garageband loops all the way cuz. Royalty free.

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