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Hi, I'm Dan-O. I am a singer songwriter and I also like making instrumental music which you can use royalty free. Click here for info on licensing my music and songs for your video, photo slideshow, film, app or other media. For questions about my music see the FAQ.

Latest Music Licensing News and Groundbreaking Developments


Here is a bit of interesting news on the forefront of the music licensing business:

Tadcast.com is trying to get musicians to pay for having their music placed in popular YouTube videos. This is definitely a groundbreaking attempt in the music licensing world that I’m sure will cause quite a stir. Read More

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will no longer allow music licensed under creative commons. They say it is because most of it does not allow commercial use. They are right! That is why I allow commercial use of my music so it is easy to use. Read More

Promotion company DMX thwarts ASCAP‘s attempt to price gouge them with a 25 million dollar performance licensing fee. Oh, the complications and the drama of the PROs! That’s why the commercial-friendly creative commons license added a new paragraph to exclude ASCAP and BMI. Read More

The founders of Skype and Kazaa are now in the music rights administration business! It is a new world we are in and I’m just waiting for Google to step in on music licensing. The company, Music Report, is helping Rdio manage their music subscription licensing. Read More

See How Tadcast Is Trying to Get Musicians to “Pay for Play” in YouTube videos!

Man is this a major faux pa, sure to spark controversy and change. Question is, will musicians sign up? Reality is that desperate labels probably will.

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