Obtaining LS's permission to use a song
October 21, 2009 5:35:35 PM UTC Post #1

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.. CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW I CAN GET LYNYRD SKYNYRD'S PERMISSION TO USE JUST THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC OFF OF THEIR "DON'T ASK ME NO QUESTIONS" SOUND-TRACK FOR A MOVIE I AM MAKING???

Seriously, I really really really want to use the music (only the instrumental part in the beginning of the track) for a scene in my movie and at the end where I roll the credits.

But, I don't know how to get in touch with anyone who can help me with this.

This is a conservative-themed movie with a message that I am sure that Lynyrd Skynyrd (one of my all-time favorite bands, by the way) would agree with and either sell me the right or give their permission for me to use ... IF ONLY I COULD REACH SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP ME GET THIS MESSAGE TO THEM!

Can ANYONE please help??? My cell number is (321) 684-9071. Please, someone call who can help! I am wrapping up production within a couple days and I would LOVE to have the music by then. CAN ANYONE HELP ME??? Thanks!


October 21, 2009 5:48:33 PM UTC Post #1

Not sure if they go through BMI or ASCAP but either way you are quite a bit late if you are planning on trying to get permission for something like this with short notice. Obtaining permission is a rather long process. There are a lot of hoops to jump through and a lot of paperwork that needs to be filled out even before they consider the request.

BMI.com
ASCAP.com

Tom

August 26, 2013 4:22:33 AM UTC Post #2

I am also looking to gain rights to use the song, "Still Unbroken" which I purchased off of iTunes. I am planning on using it in a personal viewing and sharing DVD without any financial motive or ability. I emailed Roadrunner Records already asking to assist or start the process with them to do this. I have no idea if they have any right in it though. I was lead towards BMI and ASCAP, but was unable to find a contact there. I know this is a timely process, but can anybody please provide a direct or semi-direct link to the place I need to start this process? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Matt

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