Adding tracks to your Voice Over Demo could be the end of your career

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It’s time to add those awesome music tracks to your demo. The first question that pops up: where do I find them? But there is another one even more important and compromising. A question you must know how to answer: how the fragile and complex world of music licenses does work?

Assuming that just because it’s a demo, the tracks we would use are not ruled by any regulations or restrictions it's a great and fatal mistake. Certainly, our product is not going to be massively broadcasted on radio or Tv, but at the end it serves the same purpose: selling, in this case, your voice. Every demo is design to attract customers and generate profit. In this sense, having some knowledge about licenses could save you from facing legal consequences, substantial fines and what would be worst: the end of your reputation.

First of all, there are two ways to get the music tracks you need: for free or paying for them. However, in both scenarios there will be restrictions and important information to considerer on how to use the tracks.

That  being said, it’s time to move forward and introduce the types of licenses that govern the use of any music track:

  • Public Domain

As the term indicates, these tracks could be use without any restrictions. The bad news is that this type of license only applies to all work published by 1922. Thus finding them won’t be quite simple.

  • Royalty Free

Looks like the perfect one. Even though it contains the word free, it’s not. The real meaning of this license is that you have to pay for it once and then you’d be able to use it till the end of times.

  • Creative Commons

Definitely one of the most popular, especially because this music is easy to find and most of the times free. However, before using one of these, it’s necessary to check and understand its conditions and reguations. For example, giving credit to its composer might be required.