Last month, I took Deadly up on her first GA flight. I wrote it up at AOPA’s Let’s go Flying blog and posted some of the stills on Facebook. But, if the flight had a primary media goal, it was to put together a video.
I really wanted to use Enya’s piece, Storms in Africa, as the music, but (a) I’m a lawyer who works a lot with copyright and wasn’t about to just use the piece without permission and (b) the licensing landscape is so broken that it’s usually not possible to get a one-off license. Congrats, music industry. That would have been a quick and easy $200 or $300 for you that I would gladly have paid.
The good thing, though, is that YouTube has an arrangement with some labels that allows use of the music in YouTube videos and pays the artist/label/publisher a cut of the ad revenue. YouTube automatically identifies the song and runs the ads. So I get my chance to use the Enya Tube, but it has to be hosted on YouTube. In the end, I guess that’s a plus.
I’m pretty pleased with the video. Deadly seems to like it, too. A great morning for dad and daughter.
And, yeah, she got stick time.