Where Can I Ask For Rights To Use A Song?

I want to make videos for YouTube, preferably using a song by Linkin Park. The only problem is that I've had copyright claims before. I get my music legally, and I'm not charging people to hear it. Where's the problem?

I would like to ask Warner Bros. Records for permission to use Linkin Park's songs, but I don't know if there's an email address I have to message, or if I have to buy the rights.

If I can't do this for free, how can I get LP music on YouTube? Should I try putting the copyright info in the video description?

Also, if none of this works, are there any sites that are more lenient on copyrights than YouTube?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Warner Bros. Records is controlled by Warner Music Group

    I found this information on the Warner Music Group website:

    If you are interested in using the actual sound recording by an artist on a WMG record label, a good place to start is by calling our licensing company Warner Special Products at (818) 953-7900. If you are interested in using a musical composition that is published or administered by our music publishing company, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., you should visit the Warner/Chappell web site at www.warnerchappell.com [ http://www.warnerchappell.com/ ] where you will find a useful song search tool. In addition, by going to www.onestoptrax.com [ http://www.onestoptrax.com/ ], users can access pre-cleared music from a wide variety of artists.

    Good luck...

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