Many users of our stock music library have been somewhat confused about the copyright situation with regards to Classical music and Traditional music. Many know that a musical composition becomes Public Domain 75 years after the death of the composer — or indeed if the composer is unknown, like in traditional music — but few understand why these are still under copyright and can’t be exploited at will, without buying a license from the copyright holder, usually the Publisher. We have tried to explain this in our latest article: Copyrights in Classical music and Public Domain music. We hope it’s useful to some of you. Comments are welcome.
Article that explains the copyright situation with Public Domain music and Classical music August 18, 2009 admin