Using Royalty Free Music
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, clearly, happen to have been “riding the fence” of all legality, in which the artists gives the due credit to the composer/lyricist in question and puts a disclaimer in their own video description that states “this isn’t work, I don’t have the rights to this music,” and they normally get left alone, more or less.
Music is an important part of any video. It plays a significant role in engaging your target audience through emphasizing the energy and mood of your video. As much as a hit song may be perfect for your video, it doesn’t mean that you can use it. Actually, in most of the cases, you don’t have the right.
What kind of music can you use in your videos? Most commercial music is protected under copyright and YouTube has a system that can analyze and flag users who infringe those rights. YouTube’s system does the referencing of the music employed in their existing database of copyright-protected music. Using this Content ID system, YouTube reports the views on your video and sends it right back to the copyright holder. Additionally, YouTube can even run ads over your video, mute the your video’s audio or pull down your video.
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. For instance, the copyright may be under several different parties. First off, the composer has the compositional copyright to the music, the artist owns the song’s performance copyright and recording company could also have a hand in 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 an affordable option to that time-consuming and costly process.
Have a peek at the YouTube Center, which is a site that thoroughly explains the limitations of utilizing copyrighted music in video content online.
Royalty free music, also known as stock music for YouTube is the perfect quick, affordable and of course legal option to the expensive commercial or custom music license options. 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. Also, music libraries allow the online content creators 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.Read More