Music is really one important component of the video. This could really engage such target audience through emphasizing the mood as well as their energy on that video project. However, though a hit song could be perfect for the video, it doesn’t mean that you are really free to use it. In many cases, you cannot use it.
So what kind of music can you utilize in the Vimeo or the YouTube video? A lot of the commercial music is actually protected under copyright and in the previous decade, YouTube has made a system to analyze and flag those users which have infringed on these rights. The system of YouTube would reference the music that is used for the project against such database of copyright protected music. With the content ID system, YouTube may then report such views on the video and send this back to the copyright holder. You should also be aware that YouTube can actually mute the audio in the video, run ads on that video or have that video totally removed.
Also, it is quite possible to find such composers, producers as well as songwriters for the original commercial music and have a license from them but this method is not an easy thing nor is affordable. The copyright may fall under so many parties. A composer owns the compositional copyright to the music, the performer or artists would get the performance rights to the song and then the record company can also have a hand in such sound recording copyright of that track. To be able to get a license from such parties, then you will have to pay a huge amount of money for the music that is used in the video. But, you can go for the more affordable one and you don’t have to spend lots of time with it.
You may take a look at the YouTube copyright center. Such site would explain in thorough the many restrictions when it comes to using such copyrighted music on the video content online.
Such royalty free music or what you know as the stock music for YouTube is the best and really the cheapest and this is also a legal alternative to the expensive custom music or such commercial license options. If the royalty free music license is obtained, such licensee won’t have to pay extra costs for using the track and one may use the track on different projects desired. Also, a lot of the music libraries would let YouTube video content creators to monetize such videos which contain their music content. This is quite important for such popular YouTube and Vimeo creators which depend on the income of their ad being produced by their channels. A lot of the professional YouTube, Vimeo and also the social media content creators would rely on the stock music to have such high-quality music for their different creative projects.