What will you do when...?
What will you do when your client asks you to put some music behind that voiceover track they've hired you to record?
Or, perhaps you need a piece of music to breathe life into a project you're producing on your own! What will you do?
Hopefully, you'll never have this problem!
After all... you're a voice actor, not an audio engineer.
But you never know... At some point, you just might be need to find music for something you're working on.
The Voiceover world has changed!
Over the past several years, we've noticed that some clients assume that, because you record the voiceover, you should also be able to provide the music. You know that's not really your job... but, still, your client needs music... and you want to keep your client happy, right?
We've also noticed that many voice actors are serving as the producer or creating their own projects that need music.
We know all too well the challenges of finding affordable music. So we set out to find a way to meet this need for voice actors.
Yikes! You can't use just any piece of music.
As you probably know, you cannot legally use just any piece of music. U.S. copyright laws protect against the unauthorized use of music that is commercially sold or used without permission. And there are some pretty hefty fines and penalties that go along with a conviction for copyright violation. Suffice to say... you don't want to take the chance on getting caught using unlicensed music. The major music rights organizations (ASCAP and BMI) are constantly monitoring music usage. And even Youtube is very strict when it comes to music used in videos posted on their site. It is not uncommon for a video to be taken down because the music is determined to be used inappropriately.