There’s a lot of misconception presently on what is permitted for background music in your videos.
Copyrights, royalty-free, and permission licensing for music in your videos explained.
Background music licensing for video is pretty straight forward:
- If you created the work yourself, it’s safe to use.
- If you purchased a license for background music that STATES you can use it in your video production, it’s safe to use.
- If you bought a CD or a digital download from sites like iTunes, then you can’t use it.
The fact that YouTube hasn’t removed your video is not an indication that you haven’t broken any copyright laws. As music recognition technology continues to evolve, we’ll see this issue continue to be addressed.
The voiceover track used in this video is available at www.plrmusic.com, with PLR rights.