I have been creating tutorial videos (hardware and software) for quite some time and want to use some of of the tracks for the company logo intro. Is this okay? If props must be given to the artist, what costs are associated so no credit is given. My customer do not care about credits, only the final product. In fact... they really don't care about the company logo. Grrrrr.
If you are talking about Freesounds you could get in touch with the individuals who created the samples and offer them payment for commercial use of their sounds, (do tell them they wont get an on screen credit).
Sound effects / jingle accompanying an on-screen logo would be an advertisement and the licence for Freesounds does not permit this, (unless you obtain the permission of the creator of the sounds for this commercial use)
Prohibition on advertising. All advertising and promotional uses are excluded from the above rights, except for advertisement and promotion of the Derivative Work(s) that You are creating from the Work and Yourself as the author thereof.http://www.freesound.org/legal.php
If youre not talking about Freesounds but sounds you created, look at your contract with the company.
I suspect it may entitle your employer to use the sounds they paid you to create as they wish, e.g. they own the intellectual property rights to anything created by their employees ...
[For programmer read sound designer]
If the programmer is an employee and created the work as part of his or her job, then the employer - not the employee - is the author of the work under the work-made-for-hire doctrine. The rights to any work created by an employee for an employer are owned automatically by the employer.http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0GSZ/is_11_42/ai_53710428/
The situation is different, however, if the programmer is an independent contractor. Unless there is a written contract transferring the copyright from the independent contractor to the company, the rights to the program belong to the programmer. The programmer may sell or lease the program to others even though the company paid for his services.
I have sent two initial messages and said just that. I told them that my customers do not want even my credits. I do have the luxury to insert a ...."Powered By" logo.
I also told the artists that I can promote them on my company website (no charge) and allow more traffic to them than the tutorial video will.
I have been doing the old "Go-To-The=Paid-Per-Version" track website, but after two hours I only have three tracks that I like. At least here, I can get a quick feel of the expertise the submitters have.
Thank you all,
(Aaron In Nashville, TN USA) BNA is the FCC name for my town.