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Rights Fees

April 22, 2008
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As someone who puts videos together from time to time and has been asked to do so for others I wanted to mention the need for rights fees. The place I am aware of is MusicServices.org. You can go there and follow the process and request the usage of a song.

On the Pregnancy Resource Center of Owasso video I requested and paid for the right to use a song by Jill Phillips for the DVD. It cost me $20 to secure the song legally for reproduction and distribution.

Some times people think CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensed International) is all you need but that is specifically for congregational singing or anything related to a worship service. To actually use a song on a DVD you need something more.

Just to warn you it takes time, nearly a month in my case, so build plenty of time into the project and make sure everyone knows.

Just my legal tip for the day.

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