Music Licensing for Your Film

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Music Licensing for Your Film


You’ve found a song that you want to use in your film. What next? In this workshop, learn about the laws and practices for music rights in your film. You’ll see the entire music licensing process including actual contracts, consider the alternative to work with a composer, and watch case studies of music in film. As an informal resource for independent filmmakers, this workshop is not a substitute for legal counsel. For legal advice specific to your needs, we encourage you to seek advice from an attorney.

About the instructor: H. Paul Moon

H. Paul Moon ( is a filmmaker, professor and attorney based in New York City and Washington, D.C. whose work concentrates on the performing arts. He teaches editing, and manages a network of online communities at and that keep pace with new camera technologies and documentary news. Major works include “Sitka: A Piano Documentary” ( about the craftsmanship of Steinway pianos, and “Quartet for the End of Time” ( about Olivier Messiaen’s transcendent WWII composition. Moon’s first feature, an acclaimed and award-winning documentary about the life and music of American composer Samuel Barber (, premiered on PBS, and he is currently finishing another documentary feature about Western poetry ( His ongoing bicentennial multimedia works on poet Walt Whitman are featured at Moon’s latest film is an operatic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” (, awarded “Critic’s Choice” by Opera News as a “thoroughly enjoyable film version, insightfully conceived and directed” with “first-rate and remarkably illustrative storytelling.”

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