Disney parks switching to royalty-free music |

Disney parks switching to royalty-free music

The Disneyland Band plays royalty-free music "Carefree" by Kevin MacLeod. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

The cost of licensing Disney songs was just too high.

BR’ER BANK, CA — Disney parks will no longer feature Disney music.

That’s the word from Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas president Bob “Bob” Chapek. Apparently the Disney Company charges quite a bit to license its music, and “it’s just cost-prohibitive to pay for it any more.”

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“Fortunately, there’s an abundance of public domain, royalty-free generic music online,” says Chapek. “You can hear it in almost every bad YouTube travelogue out there — and now you’ll hear it at Disneyland and throughout all Disney parks!”

The switch to non-Disney music will save each park millions of dollars each year. Chapek assures us that the savings will not be passed on to consumers.

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Cover photo: The Disneyland Band plays “Carefree” by Kevin MacLeod. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.
Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Carefree” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)