Music is definitely an essential component of a video. This could help engage the target audience by emphasizing their mood and the energy of the 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 system of YouTube would reference the music that is used for the project against such database of 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 can also be possible to find the producers, composers and songwriters for such original music and get license from them but this is one difficult and expensive method. The copyright may fall under so many parties. A composer owns the compositional copyright to the music, the performer or artists would get the performance rights to the song and then the record company can also have a hand in such sound recording copyright of that track. To be able to get a license from such parties, then you will have to pay a huge amount of money for the music that is used in the video. But, you can go for the more affordable one and you don’t have to spend lots of time with it.
You can check out the YouTube copyright center. This site would explain the many restrictions when it comes to utilizing the copyrighted music on such video content on the internet.
Such royalty free music or what you know as the stock music for YouTube is the best and really the cheapest and this is also a legal alternative to the expensive custom music or such commercial license options. When a royalty free music license is obtained, then the licensee doesn’t need to pay extra fees for use of such track and can use this track on various projects as they would like. Also, a lot of the music libraries would let YouTube video content creators to monetize such videos which contain their music content. This is very important for such well-known YouTube and also Vimeo creators which rely on the ad income 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.