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.
How Does Music Licensing Work For Videos?
Open the Audio Library
To find a certain track, enter a track title, artist, or keyword in the search bar. You can also use filters to find music by the track title, genre, mood, artist name, attribution, and duration length in seconds. You can sort your search results by track title, artist name, duration, or date by clicking their column names. Save your favorite tracks by clicking the star icon next to the track title. To see a list of your favorite tracks, click the Starred tab. To find a certain sound effect, enter a track title or keyword in the search bar. You can also filter sound effects by category and duration length in seconds. To sample a track, click Play.
Find & Use Music in Your YouTube Videos
The first section in this box will give you pointers to use music on YouTube that is available in collections that hold a combination of Creative Commons Licensed and royalty-free music. The second section will help you with legally using popular music that has specific copyright license agreements assigned by the copyright holders on YouTube. These agreements essentially grant YouTube users the right to use their music in their YouTube videos so long as they comply with the terms and conditions.
Copyright holders decide if and how they want their music to be used on YouTube, so their copyright policy will affect whether and how your video is made available. If you use music in your video, you may get a Content ID claim notifying you that you used copyrighted content. Note: Copyright holders can change their policies and issue copyright takedown notices under certain circumstances. Your video's status could change in the future and may even be removed from YouTube if the copyright owner makes a different decision in your individual case or changes the policy that applies to the music in your video. Learn more about Content ID. You may wish to consult a qualified attorney if you have questions about the use of copyright-protected material. Google Help. Send feedback on