3/20/2005

Podcast Rules

Does anyone know of a good resource for podcasting that explains what music I can use, etc.? I'm looking to start my own, and I'm curious as to what I need to know to get the bands to okay my usage. I know that I could use their live shows, which are freely distributed. But, technically, I'm still rebroadcasting this music, so doesn't it mean that I have to pay them something?

Just wondering.

I'm going to get to Google on this. I'm sure Adam Curry knows. I'll ask him.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Greg said...

If you want to play commercially licensed music on your podcast, you technically should get an ASCAP license for podcasts:

(http://www.ascap.com/weblicense/.

Its $288 a year, and if you go commercial with your podcast, there are some additional %'s and royalties that are part of the terms.

You can of course play any "pod safe" non-licensed music. I usually shoot an email to the band and let them know so they can check it out - they love it.

Have fun podcasting, its a blast!

5:46 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

That's awesome. I'm excited about this actually.

That seems very reasonable to be able to put that out with a license that allows small-time streamers and podcasters to put out their love. I'm excited again.

6:33 PM  

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