Have you ever heard a song and you suddenly felt free for that moment? Music has a way of doing that to us, but be warned: music is NOT free!! It is an intellectual property protected by copyright.
Music can transport you and fill you with emotions, just at the sound of a melody or beat. It’s hard to imagine that music is actually a big business with corporate watchdog authorities in place to insure the music is paid for and used appropriately. BMI, ASCAP and SESAC are the top three copyright holders and are made of mostly of lawyers insuring compliance of complicated copyright laws.
As content creators, we are limited to the type of music we can use legally in a public forum like the World Wide Web. If you heard a pop song on your friend’s YouTube video or wedding film, it was probably used illegally. We would love to use the song that is important to your relationship, as long as it is for personal use and won’t be uploaded anywhere on the Internet. For example, if you want to purchase an additional short film of your first dance to the song you actually danced to, no problem! As long as you watch the film in the privacy of your own home.
When it comes to corporate work, marketing videos, wedding highlight films or teaser films, we only use licensed music. If you are curious about the songs that we use in our films, check out The Music Bed! We use this music service for all of our music, as they have an extensive library that they are adding to daily!
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