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Playing Music


I'm interested in playing a cd of mixed music during intervals on a training course. I understand there may be a law against doing this. Can anyone advise me please?
andrea de lusignan

3 Responses

  1. Copyright and music
    You are right about taking care of this aspect. For almost all commercially produced music, including radio and CD/tapes playing in public places is against copyright legislation.

    You can obtain a licence to use a piece of music in a commercial training course or even permission( if you are lucky).

    We needed music for some work we were doing with a client and ended up after checking the licence costs finding it cheaper to commission our own piece of music for the presentation. For a 3 minute piece to accompany an employment law training CD ROM the cost was under £150 and the soundbyte is copyrighted to us so we can use it as many times as we require.
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  2. Music in Training
    I would recommend:
    ‘Choosing and Using Music in Training: A Guide for Trainers and Teachers’ by Liz Brant and Tony Harvey (Gower). This gives details of types of music to use in different circumstances, all about getting permission, and includes a CD with over an hour of music.


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