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Rights to Use Disney Music

Discussion in 'Archive' started by kb9okb, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. kb9okb

    kb9okb New Member

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    I was wondering if someone could point me the right direction. I am starting a tech podcast and would like to use a 30 second clip of the 1982 Epcot Center Entrance Medley. I think Epcot's futuristic theme would be a great fit for a podcast intro. Does anyone know who I should contact to discuss this? Thanks!
     
  2. Jestyr

    Jestyr Member

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    Here's a place to start:

    Wendy Leitman, VP Counsel
    Walt Disney Music Legal
    818-560-2225 PHONE
    818-563-2538 FAX
    wendy.leitman@disney.com

    What you want to do is license the material for a podcast. I'm not certain Disney will cooperate with third party podcast productions, but this is probably the best place to start with your inquiry.
     
  3. WishesFan

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    Kb9okb, you're SOOO smart to ask for the rights before creating your podcast. Fair warning, it can be extremely difficult to obtain music rights from Disney, but not impossible. I tried a few times myself to get the rights for some Disney tunes to use for public performance in some of my own arrangements (before I worked for Disney) and it was quite a pain. However, I was contacting the wrong person/dept ? Jestyr has the right idea, Wendy is one to contact. I REALLY hope it works out and I look forward to hearing your podcast!! :)
    -Rick
     
  4. X-S Tech

    X-S Tech Active Member

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    Wasn't there a short clip of that Epcot Medley on the last Official Album? Maybe mention that you'll give full credit info and where listeners can obtain the Album. As you're only using a short clip you might be covered by Fair Use laws, but even if you're not Disney may ok it if they think it will sell even a handful of CDs. Or I just could be a naive optimist ;)
     
  5. almandot

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    Even if it's a short clip if you're using it as your intro music or as some sort of segue then it's not covered by fair use, that would only be if you're playing a short clip to review the music or show an example of something real quick one time.
     

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