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I should also point out that while there are a lot of public domain songs out there that work well on videos (especially classical music), the symphonies that compose these pieces still hold copyrights on their individual performances. I just point that out because in the wedding videography business, I hear a lot of people saying that using classical music is free, when really, it isn’t. You still need the rights to use it, though often, the individual symphony orchestras that play the work will give you that right for a very reasonable rate. I was a friend with the lead conductor at a very popular symphony, and was fortunate enough to get a written permission to use any of their works on my productions, so long as I give them their due credit. It didn’t cost me a dime, which again is why who you you know can also be important.