Book Trailer III: Music

Today I received an email from Virgin Classics EMI granting me permission to use about 44 seconds of a recording they had made of Brahms’ 1st Symphony as performed by the Houston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach.  This was the culmination of a series of email exchanges with Virgin that began in April.  This was the final piece of the long learning curve in the production of a video book trailer which involved photo manipulations, animations and writing in a promotional and scripted fashion.

Getting this permission was worth the extra effort, because it removes any legal roadblocks from the use of previously copyrighted material.  The negotiations were straightforward and went smoothly much to my relief.  The finished video now has the Virgin EMI recording in the credits with the proud statement, “Used with permission.”

The trailer can now be seen on YouTube

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About P. W. Fox

P. W. Fox, a.k.a. Wayne Howard, born in Mississippi, grew up in Nevada, Japan and Guam, returning to Mississippi where he attended high school and college in Mississippi where he received a degree in chemistry from Mississippi State University, and after working as a plant chemist for two years, he returned to the university, for graduate study in geology and geochemistry both at Mississippi State and the University of Texas at Dallas. On leaving school, he worked for a number of years in the oil and gas industry in Texas before moving to Oregon, where he has lived for the last 22 years. He has always been drawn to fiction writing and won a story writing contest at the age of nine. He began but later abandoned a science fiction novel while an undergraduate at Mississippi State. In recent years he began a more deliberate and sustained writing effort, producing short plays, poems, short stories and meditations as well as lyrics for choral pieces. Current projects include a science fiction novel and a children’s story.
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