How can you pay royalties in order to use copyrighted music in for-profit videos?
January 20, 2007 7:53 AM Subscribe
Is it possible to pay royalties to bands in order to use their songs in commercial videos online?
posted by sindark to media & arts (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My brother makes music videos for popular songs, using his friends as actors. He has made them for bands like The Hives
and The Arctic Monkeys
. This was mentioned previously, over at MeFi Projects
Now that he has won several competitions, he is thinking about posting them to Metacafe.com so as to try and earn some of their producer rewards
($5 per 1000 views). If he did, he would be earning money on videos that incorporate music from bands without their permission. Is there any feasible way he could pay royalties, and thus make the process legitimate? If so, about how much would he need to pay?