May 21, 2021
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So I made a video of me singing my Star Wars parody song of Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend.
I acquired the rights to the karaoke music so that I could use it in the video, but for me to post it on YouTube without getting a copyright strike, I need to purchase a license for the song itself, which I can do for about $180. Unfortunately, I don't have that kind of money to throw at a video that may or may not completely suck. So I'm posting a link to it here for you to download. Feedback and constructive criticism is welcome and appreciated. (And, if you'd like to see me post it on YouTube, maybe buy me a coffee and let me know that it's for this video.)
I know that, with it being a parody, it could feasibly fall under the protection of Fair Use, but I've spent the past week researching the legality of parody songs, and I'd like to follow Weird Al's example of getting permission and licensing the songs he parodies. That way I don't have to worry about any potential Cease & Desist and/or lawsuits from song owners who don't care that it's a parody.
So, with that long-winded explanation out of the way, here's a link to the song video. It's silly, I'm a complete nerd, but it was fun to write the lyrics and perform. Enjoy! :D