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Hi Jack, thanks for your comment. Ok I have learned a bit more about this since I posted -; apparently if any music played in the background or live or from a recorded track is copyright, then to include it on the wedding video is a breach of copyright. BUT! There is a licence which in Australia can be obtained from AMCOS/Apra which will cover the videographer and allow him /her to use ANY copyrighted music in the video. You can obtain a ‘single event’ for $63AUD or an annual for around $500. This is also true when music played by the band on the night gets recorded onto the video. At least this is a reasonable cost which can be passed onto the client. Unfortunately at this stage it does not cover the video online at all, so must be given to client via USB or DVD or similar. I think for the peace of mind etc it is well worth it. It also allows us to use any song requested by the bride etc on the video.