i want to post my wedding video online but facebook doesnt let me due to the music copyright

is it part of videographers contract that says they'll be using music that isn't rightfully theirs? I want to post my video for my family and friends to see and it's basically useless otherwise!

Question Asked: 20/07/2017 Wedding Date: 9/08/2018

Most Helpful Response

Fikri Films

Southern Highlands, Sydney, Wollongong/South Coast, Central Coast, Blue Mountains and ACT

(23) Posted: 10/06/2021

Hi there

because your wedding video is yours and of personal use you should be aloud to claim fair use.

Fair Use

Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research.

Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.

so just type this into the reasoning section of where they ask you if you have the right to use the music

I hope this helps, we should all be aloud to share our magical day.

second option is to re edit using covers of the songs you like

(3) Posted: 14/04/2020

Easy fix. With years of experience, our editors have come to know the right music to be used in wedding films. Allow us to upload the film to Facebook for you, we can provide a link to the final film. No problems attached.

(8) Posted: 6/03/2019

All of our music is licenced and you can use your video anywhere you would like. tHis is one of the benefits we offer in our packages. 

Moments Video Melbourne

Melbourne and Surrounding Areas

(6) Posted: 6/11/2018

The best you can do is upload to Vimeo. If you're only uploading a small size video then the subscription if free.

You then link the video from Vimeo to Facebook.

(2) Posted: 10/10/2018

Most reputable videographers will suggest using licenced stock music to prevent this from happening. With every video we produce, we provde music FREE of charge, which features a worldwide unlimited use licence. And the best part is, there's heaps of great songs to choose from!

Studio Amori

Melbourne & Surrounds including Mornington and Yarra Valley

(4) Posted: 8/09/2017

There are licenses available that allow for the total domestic use of any track in the context of your Wedding Video - these licenses do not extend to publishing content online.  Licenses for broadcast are prohibitively expensive and, typically, offered on a track-by-track basis (especially in the context of web delivery).  Further to that, if your Cinematographer has attained the rights to publish or broadcast their video with licensed music, those rights do not extend to you.

Your Cinematographer should know where they stand legally with licensed music and they definitely should not be exploring ways to dodge or avoid their legal responsibilities.  We also believe that your Cinematographer should also be offering the facility for you to share their work through your social channels - because of course you want to share your video and so you should!  These facilities should typically involve sharing their official uploads (Vimeo, Youtube, or Instagram, depending on their service of preference) as re-uploading the video yourself may put you in breach of not only the licensed musician's rights, but in violation of the copyrights of your Cinematographer!  

These Copyright issues should be made clear in the contracts before deposits change hands, that's for sure.


Mornington Peninsula and surrounds

(4) Posted: 18/08/2017

Youtube's guidelines are pretty strict these days. You have to buy the licenced music which some times can cost a bit. Or use royalty free music. The best way to find some good royalty free music is to look on youtube free music sites. You may have to credit the artist in the description to use it which isn't a big deal. To turn the video into an MP3 file I use a website called www.youtube-mp3.org/

Whitedress Productions

Brisbane | Sunshine Coast | Bundaberg | Queensland | National

(27) Posted: 23/07/2017

Hello and so sorry to hear your dilemma. This is  a great question and such an important issue to raise when looking for a professional videographer. As professional film makers, we at Whitedress productions only use licensed music to produce our wedding highlight films. This way we, and our couples can upload wedding highlight films onto any online platform for viewing and sharing. We also always encourage a pre-wedding consultation with our couples and explain how important music licensing is and how it applies to wedding films. Hope this helps! 

Radiant Wedding Films

Bendigo, Echuca, Shepparton, Swan Hill Regions

(4) Posted: 21/07/2017

We ask our bride and groom this very question - that way we can license an appropriate track. Any professional company should be around copyright laws!

Focus Imagery - Wedding Film & Photography

Cairns, Palm Cove & Port Douglas

(25) Posted: 21/07/2017

Who chose the music? If it was the videographer it should have been purchased from a copyright free site. Sometimes Brides insist on using specific music, in which case they will forego the abilitry to post it. However as our contract states, we will only use music we provide as it's still illegal to use music with copyright. In this instance I would discuss this with your videographer and see if they will replace the music for you. You can get advice form any music copyright organisation. Was you videographer a professional? 

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