You’re probably here because you, as a video creator, are sick of the basic overused royalty-free music and you want to use copyrighted music in your YouTube videos without getting a copyright strike and ultimately losing your ad revenue. 

Youtube has strong policies when it comes to copyright breaches. So, how are content creators managing to feature copyrighted music as background music on YouTube videos without losing their ad revenue? There’s no taking shortcuts or back routes. Learning about music licensing is the best way to avoid copyright claims.

What is music licensing for YouTube videos?

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The purpose of YouTube’s music policy is to ensure that creators are compensated when their works are used, as copyright law requires. If you do not have permission to use the copyrighted music on YouTube or use it illegally, you will have problems and likely cannot monetize your YouTube video.

A lot of work goes into a song, not just by the music owner but by producers, record labels, and more, so you will need permission from all of them if you would like to use their song. This is known as music licensing.

How can I use music licensing to monetize my YouTube videos?

There could be dozens of copyright holders for just one song. So, one way of getting a license to use their copyrighted music on YouTube is to reach out to each copyright owner and negotiate a licensing agreement. You might also be required to decide on royalty payments, which entails giving copyright holders a portion of the proceeds from your Youtube video. This process will cost you and will take some time. 

Sounds long-winded and expensive, doesn’t it?

Luckily, there’s an easier way that will allow you to access a vast selection of music by your favourite artists at a much lower cost.

How can Lickd help?

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This is where Lickd comes into play. If you’re tired of featuring the same royalty-free music and want to make the best YouTube content possible for your viewers, then this one’s for you. 

The process is easy. Lickd has signed licensing deals with all the big labels, so you can feature all your favourite tracks on your YouTube channel. 

You’ll have access to over 100,000 stock music for YouTube, as well as over 1 million tracks from the biggest and best artists in the music industry. What else, you won’t have to worry about copyright claims ever again: Lickd’s VOUCH software works alongside YouTube’s content ID system to make sure you can publish your video knowing you won’t receive a copyright claim. 

When you license a song from us, we communicate with YouTube’s content ID system on behalf of the copyrighted music owners to make sure you don’t receive a strike for copyright infringement. This allows you to keep your video content monetized as part of the YouTube Partner Program

Add chart-topping music to your YouTube videos without losing ad revenue

If you want to use copyrighted music on YouTube and still monetize your YouTube videos, then you need to follow the rules and go about it in the right way to avoid a dreaded copyright claim. With Lickd, you get access to a vast selection of music for YouTube videos to legally use on your YouTube channel without breaking the bank. Once you’ve purchased a license, you can use it across multiple social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

We’ve spent a lot of time simplifying the process. So, all you need to do is sign up for an account with Lickd for a low rolling subscription cost to access an extensive music library full of tracks from all the best-selling artists!

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