Song choice is very important for the overall feel of a wedding film. It impacts the timing, emotions and style. We want you to love the vibe of your video but ask for a little direction so that we choose a song you will love and that will work perfectly with your wedding day.
All popular songs you retain copyright to their work as artists. Illegally using copyrighted songs can level huge penalties (I'm talking tens of thousands per song). Video hosting services such as Vimeo, Youtube and Facebook have prohibited songs to be uploaded that infringes on copyrighted material. If you would like to share the highlight film with your family and friends online, we are only able to use licensed songs. Note: buying something on iTunes does NOT count as licensing the song. That is for personal use only and not for distribution online.
Your wedding film should be timeless. Catchy pop songs that you love today will sound dated in just a few short years. We prefer to select instrumental tracks. That also helps us overlay the audio from vows and toasts without having it compete with song lyrics.
We choose songs within the same style family so that they flow effortlessly from one to the next. Some styles that work great are cinematic, folk (strumming guitar) and classical (piano ballads).
Below are some of our favorite licensing sites. If you would like to browse them yourself, go for it!
The Music Bed
The go-to site for filmmakers around the world. This site has extremely high quality songs and artists who make their living scoring movies, commercials and documentaries. It is our favorite place for cinematic and ambient tracks. The one problem is that you need to create a free account to hear the full preview tracks.
The best bet for popular songs. The caveat being that you will find a great many wedding films using these songs again and again. Looking beyond the pop songs, there is a great selection throughout with every genre.
One of the newest licensing services around, soundstripe simplifies searching based on mood and has quite a few high quality tracks! We really like the ease of browsing and they are adding new tracks everyday.