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02-25-2012, 10:09 PM
I am using music for my film from Istockphotos music section. Does anyone know if this is allowed for distribution companies? In common sense I don't see why not, but before I purchase the tracks I wanted to double check. Does anyone have experience buying music on a site like this?

Nick Soares
02-25-2012, 10:51 PM
From istockphoto:

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Nick Soares
02-25-2012, 10:52 PM
Just make sure you have the right license (might be the extended one?) and you "should" be good. Normally if you purchase it legally, you will be good.

Be sure to keep you email receipt to shod the distribution company, this is very important.


02-25-2012, 10:53 PM
Wow. Thankyou. haha. Hey Nick do you always use original scores in your films?

Nick Soares
02-25-2012, 11:01 PM
Wow. Thankyou. haha. Hey Nick do you always use original scores in your films?

Ghost Game - Yes
A Brush with Death - 50/50
Cult - Yes
Finding Hope Now - Yes
The Recording - 0 as its a found footage

I have purchased some, mostly for ambient sounds and some tension strings for the scary parts.

02-25-2012, 11:16 PM

05-07-2012, 03:53 AM
If you need free (licence free) music, just have a look at my website:
Jump to www.free-soundtracks.com (http://www.free-soundtracks.com)

Sascha :)

05-07-2012, 12:12 PM
Nice website!