At a local thrift store I found about 40 CDs marked HDCD1234 and SCD123 They have cues for all kinds of events. Mostly by different composers from around the world. What do you think about these? I wanted to use them as an inspiration for my video game's soundtrack. But I'm still struggling to EAC them, because there are no entries in any of the CDDBs. Unfortunately I don't really have space, money, dedication and time to collect this stuff. In fact I'm not sure I will be alive tomorrow. Maybe somebody wants to buy these?
We won't tell. Just use the music and see who sues you first. Tell them you did your due diligence and couldn't find any ownership.
I doubt anyone will ever notice its usage it in a small indie game or a youtube video.
Although I have recently Let's Played Heroes of Might & Magic 5 alpha demo, and youtube marked my video for Braveheart music, which indeed appeared in the game. But yeah, James Horner is a famous composer with his music is sold at iTunes (I heard sells better than Mozart). So my obscurity meter: if it is on iTunes, it is mainstream. Still call me bydlo, but I prefer the final Paul Romero's and Rob King's music. I think some composer in Poland arranged HoMM music and it was performed by a symphonic orchestra (no idea if they sold the CDs).