ReChord
Film Composer
Join date: Aug 2008
658 IQ
#1
Hello all,
So I am whipping up an album just for the hell of it, not to sell or anything, just to have. And I don't really have enough original material for it to be a full album, and need one or two more songs. What I was wondering is, with the really old jazz and blues pieces, do copyrights still apply?

I realize that since I'm not gonna sell it then no one would probably care, but I was just curious.

I mean, if I wanted to play a Robert Johnson piece then I know his estate still exists and i would have to pay royalties, but what about other blues pieces from that time? And are standards still covered? The jazz standards like "Stardust" or "Round Midnight" have been recording hundreds of times by hundreds of people...so are they essentially public domain or do every one of those artists pay to be able to record those?

And since I am making a thread anyway, do you guys have any public domain or songs that are allowed to be recorded that you guys like alot?

Thanks,
ReChord
Composer of Scores for Film/Video Games/TV/and More!
Contact me if you have a project that you need music of any style for!
ReChord
Film Composer
Join date: Aug 2008
658 IQ
#3
Thanks man, didn't even know that existed.
Composer of Scores for Film/Video Games/TV/and More!
Contact me if you have a project that you need music of any style for!