Using Royalty Free Music for Your YouTube Videos
Copyright holders, as well as YouTube, have been cracking down on individuals utilizing copyrighted music without permission over the last couple of years. Tributes & covers of songs seem to have been “riding the fence” of all legality, whereby the artists gives due credit to the composer/lyricist concerned and puts a disclaimer in their video description that says “this isn’t work, I don’t own the rights to this music,” and they are normally left alone.
Music is an important component of any video. It plays a significant role in engaging your target audience through emphasizing the energy and mood of your video. But although a hit tune may be ideal for your video, it doesn’t mean that you are free to utilize it. This is because you don’t have the right to that music in most cases.
So what kind of music can you use in your YouTube video? Most commercial music is protected under copyright and YouTube has a system that is capable of analyzing and flagging users who infringe those rights. YouTube’s system does the referencing of the music employed t their existing database of copyright-protected music. Using their Content ID system, YouTube reports the views on your video and sends it to the copyright holder. YouTube may even mute your video’s audio, run advertisements over your video or remove your video completely.
It’s possible to locate the songwriters, composers and producers of the original commercial music and get a license from them but this approach is not a simple one or a cheap process. As an example, this copyright may fall under several different parties. First, the composer has the music’s compositional copyright, the performer owns its performance copyright and recording company may have the track’s sound recording copyright. To get a license from all those parties, you might be required to pay a huge fee for the music. However, there is a cheaper alternative to that expensive and time-consuming process.
Go through the YouTube Center, which is a website that explains the restrictions pertaining to the use of copyrighted music in online video content.
Royalty free music or stock music for YouTube is the quickest, affordable as well as legal option to the expensive commercial or custom music license alternative. On obtaining the license for royalty free music, one doesn’t have to pay any other fees to use that track and also has the freedom to use it in as many projects as wants to. Furthermore music libraries permit the creators of content to monetize the videos containing their music. This is critical for the well-known creators who rely on the ad income that their channels produce. Plenty of YouTube content creators depend on stock music as an easy method of getting high-quality music on the background of their creative work.