Music is really one important component of the video. It would engage the target audience through emphasizing the mood as well as energy of such video project. However, though a hit song could be perfect for the video, it doesn’t mean that you are really free to use it. Well, in a lot of cases, you don’t have to right to use it.
So what type of music can you use in the YouTube vide or Vimeo? A lot of the commercial music is actually protected under copyright and in the previous decade, YouTube has made a system to analyze and flag those users which have infringed on these rights. The YouTube’s system would reference the music used for the project against the database of the copyright protected music. Through the content ID system, YouTube can report the views on the video as well as send such back to a copyright holder. Moreover, you must know that YouTube can mute the audio in such video, run ads on such video or completely remove that video.
It is also possible to find those producers, composers and also songwriters for the original commercial music and get a license from them but such method is surely not an easy or an affordable process. The copyright may fall under so many parties. The composer would own the compositional copyright to such music, the artist or the performer would own the performance rights to such song and lastly, the record company may also have their hand in the sound recording copyright to such track. Well, to get a license from such parties, you may end up paying a big fee for that music used in the video. However, you must know the affordable option to such expensive and also time-saving process.
What you may do is to go through the YouTube copyright center. This site is going to explain the different restrictions when using copyrighted music on that video content online.
The royalty free music or what you call as the stock music for YouTube is actually the best and most affordable as well as totally legal alternative to costly custom music or the commercial license options. When the royalty free music license is what you get, then the licensee doesn’t need to pay more for using the track and you can also use this in different projects that you have. Moreover, so many music libraries would allow the YouTube video content to make money from the videos that contain such music content. This is really essential for popular YouTube and Vimeo creators that depend on the income of their ad which is produced by their channels. A lot of the professional YouTube, Vimeo and also the social media content creators would rely on the stock music to have such high-quality music for their different creative projects.