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May 23, 2008

A Frequently Asked Royalty Free Music Question

One of the most frequent questions we're asked by customers is, "Am I allowed to use this music on the web?" In light of a recent ruling by a Federal District Court Judge, the question is more poignant than ever.

BMI and ASCAP have always believed that web usage is a public performance, simply because visitors to a single web site are often not limited to family and friends. That's tough to prove, however and even more costly to enforce. That is, of course until paid music services such as Yahoo, Rhapsody and AOL began earning millions through internet radio stations.

In early May 2008, Judge William Connor decided that ASCAP is entitled to 2.5% of all music-related revenue from 2002 through 2009. The amount owed by these commercial music streaming companies could reach $100 million.

It's more important than ever to insure the music you license is truly royalty-free. We own the copyrights to all 8,000 tracks in our library and permit virtually unlimited web usage in our standard license agreement.
To hear royalty free music you can feel safe buying, check out one of our best-sellers, Background Music/Music On Hold Compilation - Volume 1 (#RFM1014).
http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/background-music-1.html
Posted 6 years, 5 months ago on May 23, 2008
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