It can bring up a lot of difficulties when using songs from popular artists due to copyright. It is illegal to use an artist’s work without prior permission. Most social media platforms will pick up on any video that infringes on this and prevent it from being uploaded.

I pay for commercially licensed tracks that we can use as we please. There are many incredible artists making amazing music across every genre.

I use music to assist with the storytelling, not as a focal point of the film. Music helps build the emotion, create intensity, and progress the story. I pick every song which I think best fits the film, usually using 3-4 different tracks throughout. What’s more important is the speeches, readings, vows that you took, and the background chit-chatter and the laughs and jokes that were heard throughout the day. That’s what really creates the atmosphere for the film.