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A basic ASCAP license doesn’t cover you if you’re using copyrighted music in a film or video. It’s a much more complex issue for licensing as explained here:
The bottom line is that most of these wedding videographers are using songs without licensing and trying to fly under the legal radar, hoping the worst that will happen is that YouTube slaps an ad on their video. But that’s risky when you’re selling a product to someone else using what is essentially stolen content.
Do people do it? Sure. Is it legal? No.