During the last few posts, we’ve been discussing music licensing within photographic and video work.
Part 1 covered the value of music within photographic and video work.
Part 2 talked about the growing accessibility of legal, low cost music licenses.
Part 3 explained how licensing works and what approach you should take to fit your brand.
Now that you have the tools, I’d like to conclude by explaining what can happen if you choose to ignore the information that’s been shared in this series.
As photographers and videographers, most of us are aware of copyright law and what infringement means. Still, the question that circles in our professional community is, “if I use unlicensed music, will I really get caught?”
Over the years, the RIAA has pursued people who have large amounts of illegal downloads on hard drives. Many of these people lost in court and then went bankrupt. Was it worth it?
Record labels, publishers, and