Legally Use Pop Music in your Videos
Last Update: Mar 2, 2015
I wanted to share with you this little tip I found out about recently.
When uploading a popular song to YouTube, you may be allowed to use it in your video, or you may not depending on what the rights are attached to it.
For example, if I wanted to have Blank Space by Taylor Swift play in the background to a video I create, it would be muted or removed as it is not available for use.
Enya's Orinoco Flow on the other hand, is available for use (but you can't monetize it).
Head over to YouTube's Audio Library at youtube.com/audiolibrary, select the tab Ad-supported music, type in the name of the song in the search box and scroll down the list until you find the one in question. Then click on the link and it will give you the information you need, including whether it is possible to monetize it or not.
Hope you find this useful.
See more comments