It is your wedding and video, so you would think you could put whatever music you want to on your video. So you would think, but it is possible but not very practical, and here is why?
- You must contact the Record Company, Agent, or even the Artist to say Yes or No.
- You will need a Lawyer to sift through the 22-45 small print pages that our long and detailed.
- This is your responsibility and not of the Videographer.
An example of this process says it is a song with 2 Artists on it. You not only need to contact the 2 Artists but Writers, Producers and find the right record company. You must have all consent to the license of the song. If you cannot locate someone, you do have the option of obtaining a Copyright Lawyer, but again there is no guarantee a resolution will fit your deadline, or you will get the result you are looking for
So how can you get around this? At Photos By Orion, we pay a monthly fee for the service called Triple Scoop. They are a music licensing group that houses thousands of songs and instrumentals for your wedding video. The choices are unlimited, and in fact, you can pick these selections by occasion, genre, mood, and even atmosphere.
We find the options really help with the editing and production value. But, in the end, you want something to listen to on your video that does not feel like a broken record but your own original that will last a lifetime.