Many YouTubers are convinces that using copyrighted music in YouTube videos is a surefire way for getting your account penalized and your video muted or removed altogether. First of all, let us put your mind at ease. Advanced search. Sign Up. YouTube employs a robust system called Content ID that allows copyright owners to identify and to manage how their content is used on YouTube. Every video uploaded to YouTube is scanned against the Content ID database to detect if it contains any copyrighted music or video. If you use copyrighted music registered in the Contend ID system, the copyright owner may decide to:. No contract, cancel any time. For example, if you use a music track registered in the AdRev system, you will receive a copyright claim also known as third party content match that looks like this:. If you have already switched to the new YouTube studio, the claims may be harder to notice but they do appear:.
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Either if you make marketing videos for your own small business or create content for your clients, you may find yourself in need of legal background music. As a rule of thumb, you need to obtain permission from the copyright holder to use any copyrighted material, even for non-commercial projects. In this post I am going to look at what you may need to do if you want to use copyrighted music in your video or media project. Advanced search. Copyright claims assistance. Sign Up. Read more: 5 myths about using copyrighted background music that can make your video disappear from YouTube.
Difference between Copyright and Music Licenses
Copyright violations are very common on the Internet. Therefore, exercise caution when using music in your YouTube videos. Copyrighted work lose their copyright protection over a certain period of time and fall under the public domain. Thus, music within the public domain is free for everyone to use. In the US, any song or musical work published in or before is in the public domain. The website has curated a list of musical works that have lost copyright protection over time. However, do not solely depend on the information provided by the website. Do your own research to confirm that a song is with a copyright date of or earlier. You need to obtain a license to use music that is not within the public domain. Stanford University Libraries have highlighted a five-step process to get permission for using copyrighted works.
The music rights holder could issue a copyright claim on your video, resulting in the video being taken down or the audio stripped from it. The good news is that YouTube has options to help you stay legal with your music. This guide requires the full version of YouTube. Select Audio Library. Select the Free Music tab. Click on any of the free music entries you see to listen to a preview and — most importantly — to read about any restrictions on your use of the music. When you find the music you want to use, click the download arrow next to the title to download it for use with your video. You aren't limited to the music on the screen. You can search by title, genre, mood, instrument, duration, and attribution.