I spoke to a very reliable source at Bethel and got an update on the “Happy” song that they did. Apparently it was for Family night, which is kind of like a talent show they do once a year at Bethel. People make videos, songs etc…
Anyway, apparently anything that happens on this night
isn’t supposed to be sent out or “leaked” to others in congregations. Apparently
that happened. The brother who made this video sent out a letter asking all to
remove it and take it down as it was risking his position at Bethel. He is
currently still at Bethel and has not been sent home, yet.
The reason they are so worried about the video is because
Pharrell Williams agent department contacted them and said that since it was a
promotional video and part of a corporation they would like a percentage of
each YouTube view that it gets as a royalty for using his song.
They were also worried about OSHA seeing the video since parts of the recording were in work zones. I guess some of the stuff in the video wasn’t to OSHA standards so they could bring the hammer down on them if they see it.
Thought I’d share an update on this since it seems to have pretty much gone away. That explains why the brother sent a letter around asking all to take it down and remove it.