If you distribute DVDs, or a digital video for the web,
make sure to get permission for any songs you did
not write, recordings made by other people, and reprinted lyrics. Licenses
should be secured before you distribute. Reputable manufacturers require Proof
of Licensing before they press your DVDs. Reputable web sites will remove
videos with unlicensed copyrighted material. You do not need to license songs
that you wrote yourself or songs that you know are in the
Synchronization, Master, and Print licenses are custom-negotiated upfront with
the copyright holder. We do not offer custom-negotiated licenses at this time.
For these, you will need to contact the copyright holder directly.
If your video has a song that someone else wrote, even if you
are the one playing the music.
If your video has an existing recording that someone else made,
even if it's just a small sample.
If you plan to display lyrics or the music notes of a song in
your video, or print them on your DVD insert.