Saturday, June 25, 2005

A Music Clearance Nightmare

Here's a really interesting interview with an independent filmmaker who describes, in detail, the difficulty and expense of clearing the music for a documentary film she made about ballroom dancing. Read it, and then think about what it must cost to license the music for a big film or TV series, not only in terms of money, but in terms of the time spent on negotiations and clearance agreements. It's a real mess.

Which is yet another way of saying that we shouldn't expect to see WKRP in Cincinnati any time soon.

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