Thursday, February 17, 2011

Music Wanted!!
Hi Everyone, So you've seen a bunch of my videos for my Adventurez in Mexico-The Movie!
But it's actually 74 videos that each play to a song. They run from 3-8 minutes each and I LOVE THEM! Some are really great, and I have my favourites but my goal was always to make an actual movie.

So I've been working hard on that and I have edited the 1st year down to 1hr 34 minutes and I'm narrating it and now what I really need to do is add music. I might try in year 2 or just make another movie for it as it has lots of really great stuff that I don't you to want to miss out on.

So I need music. Not an easy task for a movie as it can get really expensive is what I have been told and what I have read on the web. So I spoke with Jenn Ashton over at
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Email Questions for Jenn:

Hi Jenn, so I have been working on a little film/video thing, actually it's 1.5 hrs long it's a mix of photos and videos and I'm going to narrate a lot of it, but I want to add some music. I want to put it on Artshuffle which if they like it, will go on the Knowledge Network.

What suggestions do you have for me to get free music? I would be willing to barter with people for music, but that seems it could take a long time, and I want to do this now. I saw this one site where you pay a $299 licence( one month) but I have no cash for that right now.

Animoto makes little 8 minute videos, and I've done that, NOW I want to make a movie- well the best I can with what I have. I have laid it all out, all I need are some nice Mexican or World beat songs. Something very cool and international like Zipolite, very hip and cool and cultural.

I'd really appreciate any suggestions you could make. Thanks so much, Tina and Angel :)


Jenn Ashton:
Hi! Well I would have offered some of our stuff but we don't really have anything like that...hmm....licencing for film is very expensive and there is a lot of paperwork involved. You could put an ad up on Craigslist? Just make sure you can't pay, but you can tell the artist that you will fill out the paperwork for SOCAN, so at least if it is broadcast they will be able to get their royalties?
From Tina:
So Jenn, I'm still fuzzy on the copyright thing, if I have a friend play some songs for me, and he lets me use them are they free of copyright? Tina :)
From Jenn:
You can do that, but he needs to register them with (free) and you need to do cue sheets (available from the site) so that he can get royalties (not paid by you). If he is NOT using 'his own original music' then you need to buy licences for each piece, and that can be expensive for a film.


Okay so that's where I am, I am looking for a musician who would be willing for me to add their music to my movie/short film - that's copyright free, so it would need to be their own songs and music for the simplest solution. So if you know anyone who would be interested please let me know. I will agree to fill out all the paperwork on SOCAN,  so if it gets broadcasts, you'll get your royalties.

Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you.
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Here's a link to my Adventurez in Mexico -The Movie and please pass this info to anyone who may be interested. I'm looking for hip, worldbeat, mexican types of music, maybe lots of drumming as we loved listening to the drums in Zipolite, Mexico.

SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) is the Canadian copyright collective that administers the performing rights of more than 100,000 composer, author and music publisher members by licensing the use of their music in Canada. We collect licence fees on their behalf and distribute royalties to them.


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*** Ha Ha Ha After all this I just read that Artshuffle is for short films under 5 minutes!! I can't believe it. Anyways I still want to make my film, the full length version and I still need music. So please still contact me. Thanks, GRACIAS!!