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YouTube Question Playing Music In The Background

JessBookgirl75@gmail

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I might do a video on how I met the guitarist from my favorite 80's heavy metal band. My question is: could I play their music low in the background without having to get the copyright rights? I don't want to cause problems
Jessica
 

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If it's their music and it's copyrighted, you'll have to ask for permission beforehand.

Usually, using copyrighted music will automatically get hit by YT.
 

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@Ikerot is right. I was hit the other day for just a few seconds music on the radio before I started my talk. I had to erase it. Though from experience is not s strike, it will be that your video can not be monetized as the company will be taking your money as their right. Imagine if that video goes viral, you will be wishing you just played a non-copy right much that sounds like theirs.
 
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Yup, sorry. The ONLY way around this is to actually license the song for video production purposes. Expect that to run about $100
 

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You can do some research on weather the music is copyrighted or not, If it's not then use it
 

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In the YouTube Studio, there’s an audio library where you can use the music in your videos, most are free to use, you don’t need to declare or do whatever, but some stuff just requires you to copy and paste the music info into the description, the downside is your preferred songs may not be in there.

That’s where I got my background music from, and it’s been useful for me.
 

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I done this on a couple of videos and they was copy right I then changed it to the free music you can get funny enough I've been thinking the same as this question
 

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This.

If it's their music and it's copyrighted, you'll have to ask for permission beforehand.

Usually, using copyrighted music will automatically get hit by YT.
Also, don't bother going with the quiet trick. I tried playing a Godzilla score very quietly UNDER me talking, and the content ID picked it up before I even had a chance to publish, which is a good thing I guess, but added a few extra minutes for me to have to track down a non copyrighted track.

If you met someone and want to use their music, you gotta ask them for permission, and generally not just them, but also their label, and then you probably won't get permission without licencing fees. Your best bet is to go with copyright free alternatives that sound mildly similar in tone.

Otherwise, just do it and cop the copyright claim/strike.