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Howdie neighbor! I had your card sitting by my computer thought I’d check it out, very cool. Had a music question for you, can I put music on my website that is just some random orchestra playing Mozart and not have to pay anyone?
Thanks for checking out the site, I just stopped by yours, way cool! The quick answer to your question is that while no one owns Mozart’s compositions (or any other composition old enough to be public domain), symphonies or record labels do own the copyrights to their individual recordings of Mozart’s compositions (unless the recording is old enough to also have become public domain). You have a couple options:
a) find recordings that are public domain or being offered for free. If they are public domain recordings you can use them for whatever you want. Be aware that someone who owns the copyright to a recording can offer it for free for personal use, but forbid business use or protect other performance rights (which would include use on a website).
b) search for “royalty-free” music. Royalty-free music is not freely available, but once you purchase the license you can use it for your website, movie, TV show, video game, or whatever’s outlined in the license agreement.
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