Is Your Band Making a Music Video for YouTube? Know the Licensing Rules.

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Are you or a friend in the process of making a music video for YouTube? Are you doing a cover song? Avoid legal hassles and make sure to understand the music licensing rules you must follow, before you post. Here is a great guide that will help keep you and your band buddies out of trouble. And make sure to contact Media Magic when you are ready to do your next music video – we love working on these projects!

Wait, don’t post that music video without a sync license!

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$13,000 Wedding Video Winner or $100,000 Lawsuit Loser – What’s Your Opinion?

OK, gang, opinion time. Watch this wedding video and tell me if you think it is so bad that the bride should sue the video production company for $100,000 or if you think she is full of it. Dave and I still shoot wedding videos our our sister company, SB Productions. We used to shoot and edit weddings for Media Magic, so we have had more than our fair share of experiences with brides and wedding videography. Mostly positive, I must say. My take: the bride was so distracted by everything else leading up to the wedding, that she did not pay attention to the video producer during the customer interview and did not bother to look at the videographer’s sample videos (it happens). It has been my experience that any company that produces this type of high-end cinematic wedding videos always gives the bride and groom an idea of what they plan to do. Especially if they are paying $13,000 for it. To me, that’s a bit high, but hey, that did not seem to be the couple’s complaint. I’m not that fond of that style of wedding video as the one and only end product (we used to offer those as Wedding Video Montages or Music Videos, along with a longer video with ceremony and reception highlights) but things are different these days. Given the style, I thought it was well crafted. This is the current trendy wedding video style and I see videos produced like this all of the time. Young people generally have shorter attention spans these days and brides had been complaining to us that they did not want to watch the old fashion, hour-long wedding videos with sermons, photo shoots, speeches, hours of line dancing, etc. Your thoughts? Bride Sues Videographer for $122,000.

Case Study: Attorney Ellen S. Simon – Public Relations and Video Production Projects

At Media Magic, Video Production and Public Relations often combine with incredible results: our clients get coverage! Here’s a Case Study about our work with nationally acclaimed Civil Rights attorney, Ellen S. Simon and take a look at some of our results from more recent publicity for Ellen below: Case Study: attorney Ellen S. Simon Public and Media Relations Projects Ellen Simon_ Parks Wins Suit Press Release http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSh9tgUMpJo http://youtu.be/1QFPBSXTBS0