I'm sure you answered these kinds of questions somewhere in the post but what about using copyrighted music not for profit? or crediting them? wouldnt the idea of giving them credit would have people go " oh what a cool song, im gonna hear the rest of it on youtube " thus giving them a bit more views, fame and money since a majority themselves are sponsored. and of course if anybody, we'd ask for permission to use the song from the band/ composer who made it, but would they give time to reply to just average internet users? probably, maybe, its possible, but uncommon and takes a long long time.
a great number of submissions here on newgrounds, have been using copyrighted music. but of course i'll be told " whatever, risk it if you want a lawsuit ". no that is obviously not what i want, nor what i want for the site to have to deal with. i understand its " everything by everyone", that i can absolutly agree with, but wouldnt anybody want to use copyrighted music at one point in their flashes? those who use copyrighted music can choose not to use the API and instead give them credit? is it posssible to lessen chance of being a lawsuit this way. or is the music industry that strict on its copyrights? all the more it sucks having to lessen the use of copyright music but a nice idea to increase originality. just can't we have both?