Recording Live Music.

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RockyRocky
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Recording Live Music.

Hi lizp, In certain circumstances in Australia its not illegal to video a band playing music, provided that you are shooting in a public place or at a public gathering where a band is performing and provided that the main purpose of your recording is not to make a music/audio/video recording, then it is OK. In other words if you were recording dancers or guests and a band was playing in the background then that’s OK.

Please understand (a) I not a lawyer (b) that may not apply in other countries (c) that is the instructions given to news and documentary crews.

If the musicians playing at the wedding are performing their own original music (not cover music) and they gave you written permission to record and publish then you have no restrictions whatsoever. In fact, you normally get a better performance they will normally appreciate a complimentary copy of the recording.

Good Luck

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