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Frequently Asked Questions
by content creators
1. Can I use your music in my video?
Yes, all our music is FREE and SAFE to use as background music in your personal user-generated content on various media platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and Facebook as long as you credit the artists correctly… READ MORE
2. Can I use your music for my own song?
No, it is strictly forbidden and very illegal to create a derivate composition and claim it as your own music, even if the music has been transformed or edited, or if you have added other instruments or vocals to the music. We do file copyright infringement claims and take legal action against anyone who re-distributes our music.
3. How do I correctly credit the artist?
A general rule is that you should always credit the artist by mentioning their artist name and the track title in your video description. However, some artists promoted on the No Copyright Background Music YouTube channel wish to be credited in a specific way – if this is the case then we’ll always write how to correctly credit the artist in the description of our YouTube video.
For all tracks released on our record label Free To Use Music, you must give credit by mentioning the track title and artist name somewhere in your video description. We’ve written examples of how to correctly credit the artists on different social media platforms… READ MORE
4. How do I legally download music from the No Copyright Background Music YouTube channel?
STEP 1: In order to download the music you must be on a PC – downloading on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets will not work.
STEP 2: Then you will need to find the music track you want to download on our YouTube channel.
STEP 3: Scroll down into the description of the video and find the place where it says ‘Free Download’ or ‘DIRECT DOWNLOAD’ – underneath this text… READ MORE
5. Can I use your music for commercial use or without crediting the artist?
If you are a private person or working on behalf of a company, and you wish to use our music without having to give credit and/or for commercial purposes (e.g. company video, advertisement, podcast, TV show, TV commercial, movie, or another media format), then you will need to purchase a license… READ MORE
6. Do I need to buy a license and which one should I buy?
You NEED to purchase a license if one of the following scenarios below applies to you.
1) You want to use our music for a personal project where you don’t want to credit the artist or you’re not able to credit the artist (e.g. a podcast or video for social media). In this case, you will need to purchase a “Personal License” for 15 € from our shop.
2) You want to use our music on behalf of your company for a commercial project (e.g. advertisement on social media or in a company video for your social media profiles and company website). In this case, you will need to purchase a “Company License” for 40 € from our shop.
3) You want to use our music for a special type of project… READ MORE
7. I have got a copyright claim on my YouTube video, what do I do?
First, you need to figure out the reason why you have got a copyright claim on your video. Make sure you have credited the artist correctly – we have explained how to correctly credit the artist in a question above. If you have received a copyright claim from “Younited Media GmbH Music” or “GOVINET Internet Hizmetleri A.Ş. -M”, then it’s because you have NOT credited the artist correctly. This claim comes from us and our system which automatically reviews all video descriptions… READ MORE
8. What is the difference between copyright free, royalty free, and no copyright music?
Copyright free music, royalty free music, and no copyright music are basically just three different words/terms for the same thing. However, these 3 terms are all quite misleading, because all the copyright free music, royalty free music, and no copyright music is actually copyrighted… READ MORE
9. Who legally owns the music on the No Copyright Background Music YouTube channel?
About 1/4 of the music featured on the No Copyright Background Music YouTube channel has been exclusively released on our record label Free To Use Music. We own the exclusive worldwide rights to these music tracks which ensures that they are 100% FREE and SAFE to use in your personal user-generated content on various media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, and TikTok as long as you credit the artists correctly…. READ MORE
10. Can I upload your music to my own music channel on YouTube?
No, this is not allowed. The music on the No Copyright Background Music YouTube channel is intended to be used as background music in personal user-generated content on various media platforms. It is illegal to upload our music as “standalone” to your own music channel on YouTube. If we find YouTube channels re-uploading our music, we will file takedown requests/copyright infringement claims against them… READ MORE
Frequently Asked Questions
by music artists
1. Why should I release my music on the Free To Use Music record label?
There are many benefits when releasing your music through our record label. We release your music properly on all major music stores and streaming services. We promote your music as much as possible across all our platforms (including the No Copyright Background Music YouTube channel and our popular Spotify playlists with tens of thousands of followers). We handle everything from distribution and promotion to selling licenses and taking care of copyright management etc.. so you can focus your time on doing what you do best – producing music… READ MORE
2. How do I get my music released on the Free To Use Music label and/or promoted on the No Copyright Background Music YT-channel?
3. How do I know you have received my music submission?
If you have filled out everything correctly, then you should get a confirmation message at the end saying something like “You’ve now successfully submitted your music”. – when you get this confirmation message, then you can be 100% sure that we’ve received your submission.
4. Do you only promote specific music genres?
The music can be within all kinds of genres and categories, but the more “theme/genre-based” the music is the better. When creators are searching for music for their videos, they’re often using search terms such as “happy music, sad music, piano music, chill music, energetic, guitar music, etc”. If your music is easy to categorize, then more people will find the music and use it in their videos – and the more people who are using your music the more money you’ll be earning. However, we prefer music without the use of vocals, as this is often more suitable as background music.