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Greg Ball
Re: music rights for internal corporate video?
on Aug 22, 2017 at 3:46:03 pm

It depends on the song. Sometimes you can find a sound-alike instrumental version. Do a google search to see if it's available. You may also find a Karaoke version of the song. In which case you may just purchase the song, or pay the owners for the rights.

I worked within an internal corporate video department for over 20 years, and used popular song instrumentals many times. We would re-write the lyrics and either have employees sing the new version or have a professional audio studio bring in singers so we could record.

We paid anywhere from $1,500 to $3,500 for the instrumental version. You may wish to contact BZ Rights for more information.

If your legal department says it's okay to use, get that in writing from them. I was often told that it was okay to use a song by the legal department, but interestingly enough, they would never put that in writing. Also keep in mind that an "internal" video rarely stays internal, as everyone shares it with family and friends on line.

Greg Ball, President
Ball Media Innovations, Inc.

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