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I just filmed a wedding and the bride really wants the song “Speechless” by Dan and Shay for her highlights film.
There is no way I can legally use this without spending a ton of money on a copyright correct? How would one even attempt to attain a copyright for this one song?
Thanks in advance
Depends on where in the world you are, but in the UK, you contact PRS and take out a licence, and charge it on to the happy couple.
In the U.S. contact a clearance house — http://greenlightrights.com for example — and secure a license. Be prepared for this to take quite a long time; it may! And as Paul says, pass the cost along to the happy couple. Be sure you have this transaction stipulated in a rider to your contract.