Question re "no music" rule

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StevenWatson
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Post by StevenWatson » February 9th, 2021, 1:22 pm

I would like to record an 1814 novella called The Spanish Guitar, and as I'm a classical guitarist I was thinking I'd record some short extracts of music written at the time to include in the audiobook. Is the "no music and sound effects" rule absolute, or can their be special exemptions of some kind? All the music would be approx. 200 years old, and I would be able to link to the public domain music scores so there would be no doubt about copyright.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Steven.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 9th, 2021, 1:51 pm

The only time this would be an exception to the rule is if the musical notation/score is included in the book you are recording. What you are suggesting would not be acceptable in a LV recording.

If you wish to produce an audiobook with music/sound effects, you can always upload it directly to archive.org (or YouTube) yourself.
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