If you are among the veteran users of the network you know very well that you can listen to free music directly from YouTube, for many a real juke-box full of music to listen to free through the website or through the dedicated apps. But if you want to personally upload music to use as a background for your videos, or to get more views, you might stumble into a bitter surprise! Discover in this guide how to get music without copyright for YouTube, how to recognize songs with music protected by copyright and the best sites where to download music free from copyright, without fearing complaints or blocks for videos you upload to YouTube.
How to use music without copyright on YouTube
Why is the music blocked? Why is my video mute or has it been removed?
The rights of the music video clips are managed in most cases by VEVO, who collects the advertising revenue and turns them to the majors to pay the artists. There are also other labels that legally manage the revenue generated by the artists ‘ videoclips on YouTube.
In your case you are not in possession of the copyright on any famous song (unless you are a successful singer!) and you may stumble over the tracks or delete your video or (in the worst case) in closing your account with Denunc attached IA for piracy.
But how can you then put music on YouTube without violating the copyright?
How to find out if a song violates copyright
You can easily find out if a piece of music can be used on your YouTube channel as a video embellishment or as a simple sharing by going to the YouTube site and clicking the top left on sign in.
Logged in with your Google account click again on your profile image in the top right corner, then open the Creator Studio menu.
It will open a new window, where you have to click on the Create entry (left sidebar) and then on the music rules.
You will get the list of all the songs currently on YouTube and legally shared by the majors or artists, with the rules applied on every single song.
Use the Search music field to search for the song you want to use and click on it to find out whether the song is usable or not.
If the track is not usable, the word “cannot be used” will appear, blocking all your intent in the bud. However, using the track will lead to the risk of blocking the audio, video or YouTube account.
If the track can be used you will see a list of information: Whether you use the song or in case you make a cover (if you are a singer and want to upload an interpretation of the famous song).
The two entries under each section (playback and advertising) provide you with valuable information when you use the selected song. The video may be blocked in some countries and not be viewable worldwide, as it is possible that the author or major has blocked monetization for your account if you use the protected track. Among the possible scenarios, the author may have requested the sharing of the proceeds for the covers (the revenue will be divided between you and the author of the song).
How to insert music without copyright on YouTube
Now that you know how the system that manages the music copyright on YouTube works, what can you do to beautify your video? First you can enter music without copyright using the songs made available by YouTube.
Go back to the Creator Studio menu as seen earlier, click Create again and use the Audio Collection section > Free music to find hundreds of songs freely downloadable on your PC or embeddable in all your music videos.
Click the down arrow symbol to download the song to your PC so you can use it in your favorite video editing program.
If you want to add music to a video already uploaded to your channel just follow these steps:
Click Video Management (always in the Creator Studio), then on the Edit button under the video of your interest, then go to the Audio section to see the free songs you can use for your video.