How to use COPYRIGHTED music on youtube legally?

Whenever I have uploaded a song that can be from Bollywood or somewhere else.Many ask me ” Does it not result in copyright claims?” or “Would it not be a copyright issue?”So, I thought I will make a video on the same… We discuss copyrights, When it comes to Copyrights we may talk about 2 different things..1. Our Copyright 2. How we can use materials that are copyrighted by others.If we create an, when we click photo show can we deal with copyrights of those photos, I have made a video for you, click here there is another video for another important topic how to click photos in public and how to get right permissions you will get the video here but today , we will talk about the copyright of background music which is owned by someone else. Meaning, How can we use other’s songs in our video may just be some slideshowIt can be a work of cinematography, but if its copyrightedthen how can we use them..Also, all the discussionwill be done from YOUTUBE perspectiveSo, mainly we need to remember 3 things1 – Copyright FREE Music: which you can find in youtube and elsewhere2 – Content ID copyright claims3 – Copyright strikesAll the 3 are completely different and itsvery necessary for us to have a clear understanding on them..So, without further ado , let’s startAssume that you created a content andshared it on the public domainobviously, now it has reached a lot of people .. Now if someone uses it,especially on youtube, you will have complete right- to get it removed from there- let it stay there and..use it as a source of incomeThis is how the system works on youtube..Basically, if you have created something originalwhich doesn’t have original content of anyone else, if its purely yoursthen even without any registration, you will have copyrights over that materialNow, let’s consider youtube creator’s perspectivemeaning, we photographers and cinematographersor any youtube creator for that matter, who needs good music in the backgroundwhich is the best option for him?Best thing to go for is copyright FREE musicEven on youtube we see a lot of channels which provides us copyright FREE musicSince the channel is known to a lot of peopleA lot of small original creators will submit their music to such channelsIf you will use those music as background music in your videosthen you don’t have to worry at allBut it becomes your responsibility to mention aboutthe channel and the original creator .And in most of the cases, this will only be thecondition from those channels and creatorsThis is a very genuine request and we should always follow this..When you use copyright free musicyou don’t have to worry about anything at allIf you earning on youtubethen, you will continue to earn in such videosThe second one is Copyright CLAIM on youtubeUsually Big companies, specifically Music companiesT series, Yash Raj music…. and many morewhen a company becomes bigyoutube gives it an option to create a content IDwhich means whatever song the company uploads on youtube , there will be a content ID associatedif someone uses even a small portion ofthe song in the backgroundYoutube gets to know and the uploader receives a copyright “CLAIM”There can be different types of claims, I will not get into detailsbut most likelythese companieswill let you use the music as background musicbut if you are a you-tuber who earns from youtubeThen most likely whatever money is gained from that videoThe entire money will be taken by the music companiesThe companies wouldn’t want 100% restriction on that song to be usedIt cannot happen that a company that has produced the songswill not let you use it anywhereobviously they would love for you to use itBut they do not want you to earn with the song that they have created with an investment..If the song is earning in anyway..let the earnings come to usBy using the background music or songthe you-tuber may get fame,he may get more views, get more subscribers.. but then its okthat advantage for the you-tuber is not a problem.. but if the person is trying to earnthen that money , instead of going to himthe company takes it..I think it is fair enough..There is 99% possibility that if you use a famous songbe it Bollywood or something else…as background musicwith Content ID match, you will getcopyright claimwhich will not hurt your channel in anywaysYou will have a message from youtube saying that there will be no impact on your channelBut, you wont be able to earn..In any of my videos, if you are listening to a known song as background musicits very likely that I am not earning anything from that videoWhatever is the earnings, it will betaken by T series, Zee Music Yash raj filmsor any other famous Music companybut you have to keep one thing in mind..!whenever you upload a songdon’t publish it right away..! Keep t in unlistedin sometime you will get the message/ update in case of any issuesIf you feel it’s only a copyright claimthen you don’t have to worry, you just wont earn with this videoOnce you verify all details, you may go ahead and publishSome companies (usually the smaller ones) will put a lot of restrictions..In some cases you can use, all money will go to them,and sometime you will not be able to play in your mobile appyou wont be able to view the video there.. it will only play on web browsers,it may not play in some countries including your own.. and more (including 100% block the video)All these restrictions, companies can implementBut all this will not come as a shock, when you upload the video as unlistedas the details will be shared with youafter that you decide if you want to go ahead and publish it or notYou may also feel.. thatyou have taken so much pain in editing the cinematography videoin a way that it syncs with the background musicand now you can copyright claim, where you don’t earnthe video is unavailable in some countriessome may not be available on your mobile app… with all these restrictionsyou wouldn’t want to upload..but your video is ready now..!!Now what? So, there is always a way in dealing with this situationCreate a Blank videoselect your choice of background musiccreate a random videoand upload it as an unlisted videoIn 10 – 15 mins you will be able to do thisOnce this is uploaded to youtube, then youtube will share all copyright details of the songNow you have created a sample video, used it on youtube and checked the copyright details (in unlisted status)when you are surethat using the music is safeonly then you use it for actual editing this way, you may use a song with Content ID matchwithout earning any moneyBecause all big companies claim the copyrights and don’t give you a strikeSo, you will see lot of videos with Millions of view it could be of pre-wedding or anything else background music can be very famous English song or a Bollywood song…the views keep increasing3-4 years the video is intact and we wonder why there is no strike on such videosThats only because it has a copyright claim3 – Copyright strikes which will not appear as soon as you upload the video..Small companies will not have content ids on youtubeBut sometimes when the companies browse over youtube OR when a video becomes viralthen they realise that their songs ave been usedThen they will have the options to apply a Copyright Strikeand copyright strike on any channel is BADYour channel may as well be suspended / closed if you have 3 copyright strikes…and owner may have different ways of giving a strike on your channelSome of my videos were used and have been uploaded by someone on a random channelYoutube tracked itYoutube intimated me thatpart of my videoshave been uploaded by someone elseI could have given him a Copyright strikebut we will also have an option to give the person an opportunityto request him to take the video off , else there will be a strike on this channelmeaning… we are a bit soft on the personand giving him an opportunitybut a lot of them don’t do thatThey get angry and right so…We also have an option to let the video be there in the channelif we don’t have any problem with thatyou may get whatever the person earnsif that channel is well known and earns a lot, you have an option..let the video be there, i will be known to a larger audienceand i will the money as well… So, basically I will have options..to choose and give a copyright strike on any other channelSo, if you have liked any background musicand you know it’s not a free musicthere is no content ID match on youtubeand if you have not taken right permission, in that case you would live in fear if you used such musicthinking about the repercussions in case the video goes viraland if this video goes viral, there are chances that the owner will watch this videothere is a possibility then, that we get the copyright strikeSo, we will have to live with fearSo, is there a way that we use the copyrighted material and there is no StrikeThere are 2 waysContact the owner of the musicget a written permission ( email/ whatsapp)to use the songThis permission is very important, this is not about making profitsIt’s more about you using the musicwithout the courtesy of requesting for permissionsAsking for permission is a good gestureMost of the times, most people are happyto give you their songs. They will most likely ask you to mention about them/ their channel in their description some may request you to put the name of the song on the title of the video they will be more than happy to give you the songs with some conditions once you get the permission, if the video goes viral and if video starts earning this point, at least morally the copyright owner will have no right to put a strike on your channel most cases the owner wouldn’t case you get the copyright strike, you can message to the youtube customer careand share the documented proofs of permission that you possessand you can remove the strike..There is one more way of avoiding copyright strikesnot so useful for photographers and cinematographersbut then, you might have seen reaction videosyou can pretty much watch an entire videoWhy wont they get a strike even after using an entire video?That’s because youtube has a clause.. If youare going to use a part of any video or an entire videoand create a video of your own ABOUT THAT VIDEOmeaning, whatever you are saying and talking about the videoif its like reviewing that contentOr if its about discussing the characters in the videoor a video whose experienceis different fromwatching the original videoImagine , we are watching a reaction videoWe don’t keep watching the actual video or trailerin other words, we wont be concentrating entirely on the scene being shownWe will be curious about the reactionSo, we watch some scenesand then we also quickly notice the reviewer to see his reaction…And we are always curious about what would be the reaction ofthe reviewer on a particular sceneSo, if your video creates a new value over the original contentin this case, youtube shall not give you a strike..But things related to copyrights are not straightforward..It will be on the discretion of youtube teamIf the owner of the original video proves thatthe video uploaded by someone else has caused decrease in views for the owneror he has to face a monetary lossIn that case youtube may request you to delete the video ORthe owner may end up giving a successful strikeBut in most cases, the owners always get advantages from reviewersbecause they will have a fan following of their ownPeople watch reaction videos more than the trailer itselfFor this reason in most cases, the film production companieswill not put a strike on such videosSo, what do you do if there is a copyright strike on your channel?If its a claim obviously you want be doing anythingyou will have to let go off your monetary benefitSo, when you actually thought that a music can be free..butbut it was not free.. there are complex situations like this..And if there is a copyright strike..Firstly, get in touch with the copyright ownerand request him to remove the strikeHe may have some demand, including that of money…!If you feel that he deserves ityou may fulfil it, get written permission from himand use the song. However, if he is adamantand do not want the song to be used, then kindly delete the songAnd thereafter be very

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