How to use a song in my film?
During summer I’m going to be filming my second medium-length film and I wanted the opening credits to play to the song “Mr. Blue Sky” by ELO. I’ve been reading articles about how to get permission to use songs but they all confuse me because they talk about multiple liscnes and I need to contact the record label and something about reading liners or something...
Could anyone tell me what I need to do to get permission to use this song in my film and how to do it? I know I have to contact certain people and negotiate a price but how do I start? I can find the song on BMI but not ASCAP.
Also I know the likelyhood of getting to use a song like this one is low so does anyone know any less popular songs that sound similar to this one? Something with this sort of feel to it (positive, good best, fairly light instruments, etc.).