There are multiple layers of copyright on recorded music. The composer owns the score, the musician owns the performance, and the publisher owns the recording. If you simply wish to play music in the classroom for an audience primarily consisting of students, this use of the music is permitted under the copyright act as “in furtherance of an education object”. If you wish to modify the music, play clips of the music and adapt the music by attaching it as a file to a presentation or video, you may do so with the following stipulations:
- your use is noncommercial,
- you give attribution,
- your use does not harm the creator’s ability to market their work,
- your copy of the music was legally obtained (Bill C-11 Section 29.21)
- Search Jamendo - for music to use in projects.
- Also CCMixter - Download clips of music to insert into your Photostory or podcasting projects.
April 18, 2012