How can you legally use copyrighted music on YouTube
YouTube is one of the most popular websites that has the biggest library of songs. When you want to add tracks on the background of your YouTube video content via commercial music, you need to take permission from the track owner. If you didn't take the permission of the track owner, your video content might violate U.S copyright law. The owner of the track may issue a copyright claim on your video content that results in blocking your video content. You can use copyrighted music on YouTube legally by just follow simple steps.
Go to your computer web browser and type www.youtube.com in the URL box located at the top of the web browser. You will be navigated on the YouTube home page where you can upload watch and search a specific video of your own choice.
If you are not automatically logged into your YouTube account, you need to enter your registered email address, followed by the password tab. There is also an option to connect with your Google account directly; it is up to you what you prefer. Choose either of these two options to log in to your YouTube account.
Once you entered your email address and password, click on the sign-in button to proceed.
Click your Profile icon:
Once you logged in to your YouTube account, you need to go to the profile icon. It is a circle like structure with your image located at the top right corner of the page.
Click YouTube Studio:
If you click on the profile icon, you will see a drop-down menu appear you need to go down and select the YouTube Studio.
Select Audio Library:
Once you click on the YouTube studio, you will find a menu to the right side of the other feature option; you need to scroll down and select the Audio Library option.
Select the free music tab:
Once you selected the Audio Library, you will navigate to the new page where you need to select the free music tab.
Here, you will see a list of various music below the free music tab, scroll down the menu list and select any of the free music from the list to listen and examine the restriction of the song. You will find most of the song is free from any restrictions; you can undoubtedly use it in your video content. It may happen in some cases you may see you are allowed to use this song in your video content. Still, you need to follow some instructions described in the song. For example, if you are going to utilize any song in your video content, you must obtain a permit from the music composer and credit him/her in your video content description box. If you want to include any song in your video, then you need to click on the download option(shown by the downward arrow) located next to the song title.
Here, you are free to access any song and filter by a various option like genre, mood, instrument, duration, Attribution this option is located next to the track.
Finding Copyrighted Commercial Music, You Can Add to Your Videos:
Many users have shown their interest in using the YouTube commercial music polices section that is user-friendly and contains lots of new and popular songs that usually come with certain restrictions. It may be because certain countries ban that song, or the song composer may place Ads on your video content to monetize the use of music.
If you want to see the copyrighted commercial music list, then click on the Have different music in your video? Check its copyright policies placed in the bar located at the top of the audio library page. Once you clicked on the check its copyright policies, it will redirect you on the new page where you will see various music polices.
YouTube Restriction Types:
Each and every song listed in the music policies are followed by certain limitations that are set by the owner of the music to restrict the use of the song on youtube by users. The owner of the song can restrict the original track, as well as the cover track. It may include:
Many videos are listed as viewable worldwide at the time of broadcasting like "Gangnam Style" from Psy and "Uptown Funk" from Mark Ronson etc. on the other hand, wiz Khalifa "see you again" is banned in 249 countries.
If you are using commercial songs legally on Your YouTube video background, then you need to be careful because YouTube doesn't give you the right to use it anywhere you want. Copyright holders have the right to change the permissions they grant for the music anytime.