Careful with YouTube –
I just looked into this through an entertainment lawyer, because I am going to be adding these to my haunt this year. YouTube content is copyright protected, and its not the band you need to worry about but ASCAP and BMI. My wife runs a nightclub, and they tried once to get around ASCAP and BMI. They were successful for awhile, but when they caught up to them it costs +$40,000 in fines and penalties!
Another friend of mine owns a campground. They have DJs and an occassional band. They were not paying ASCAP/BMI. Then they advertised a Buffett Themed weekend. They werent planning on music, just using the theme. They are now paying ASCAP/BMI annually.
Some bands will grant you permission to use their videos (I have a few of these in my files) but make sure it is in writing. ASCAP and BMI will argue you are providing entertainment for a fee (selling tickets to an event) and using copyrighted music. They will still want their cut even if you have the permission. I am paying ASCAP and BMI (its not much) to save myself from the hassles.
Travis "Big T" Russell
Big T Productions Inc
Owner and Operator of "The Plague" and "Camp Nightmare"
Customer Quote of the year: "Damn, I pissed myself"