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    Looking for hokey 50s-type music


    Hi there - I'm looking for that wonderfully hokey style of 50s/60s music often used in commercials, documentaries, etc...you know, the fast paced pizzacatto, the soaring strings, etc. Not even sure what it's called, or how to start searching for it! Can anyone suggest anything to help me in my quest? Thanks!

    >> houndog

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    I rember playing something similar to what you describe a while ago. The piece was called "Plink, Plank, Plunk!" composed by Leroy Anderson.

    I don't have a recording though, and even if I did I would run into a copyright issues (my part says copyright 1951).

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    Thanks bjornredtail - that's just the type of music I was looking for. I'm a little confused about copyright, though - went to the copyright office website, and it seems that copyright extends for up to 95 years (based on several laws introduced since the original laws way back when). Is that right? It seems rather complex, as there's no simple 'it's 95 years' law - it appears to be 28 years plus renewals (which at some point became optional, but not required in order for copyright to be extended)....arrghhh!

    >> houndog

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    Depends on when it made. Renewals are not necessary after 1978. Tipically it is Life of the creator+70 years, or 95 years from the time it was published, or 120 years after it was created. Before 1978 there were different terms. And everything before 1922 is public domain, at least I belive.

    All of the above came from the below links.
    http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-duration.html#duration
    http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap3.html
    http://www.mutopiaproject.org/legal.html

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