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Whether you're looking for cinematic music to go with a painstaking shot or are on the hunt for a sound that will establish your next project, we know that music choice is one of the most important factors when creating your YouTube video.
For those looking for true creative freedom, YouTube is one of the most optimal spots for artistic experimentation.
The video-sharing platform has gone from strength to strength since it was first brought to life on Valentine's Day in 2005,with surprising origins as a video-dating website!
Although unlucky in love at first, it has since boomed to become everyone's favourite place to watch and consume media, including music videos, sports, television, and film clips - before popularising vlogs as we know them today.
As well as launching a brand-new way of earning money through influencers and full-time vloggers (handily, known as YouTubers), the platform has revolutionised how we consume and share media. Instead of traditional celebrities, YouTube has shot a number of creators to stardom and can offer never-before-seen opportunities to those who are passionate about their craft.
The only limit to your content creation is your imagination.
Spanning multiple genres (including the creation of some of their own), YouTube allows you to create videos or share your thoughts on whatever makes your soul sing.
From DIY projects, award-winning short films, slice-of-life vlogs, shop hauls and more, creators have a wealth of subjects to choose from.
Now all you have to do is source some high-quality background music to tie your vision together.
That's where Rehegoo comes in.
What music do YouTubers use in their videos?
We know that YouTubers can spend hours scouring thousands of tracks when it comes to selecting the music for a video - something we know all too well.
Music is key to crafting a certain feel or atmosphere in your videos, so finding top-notch audio that matches your visuals and the overall aesthetic of a piece is half the battle. You'll no doubt be wondering what sort of track will complement your pacing or if the vibe you're trying to establish will keep your audience's attention - without distracting them.
For successful track selection, our team of music moguls suggests choosing the atmosphere you want to create and going from there.
For a bit of drama, opt for individual tracks with more of a classical flourish, such as strings, with strong but laboured bass to keep things unsettled. For sports tracks, such as GoPro footage of mountain biking or that triumphant goal from the latest match, keeping up the pace with an electronic or guitar-laden mix will keep the energy up. Or perhaps you're in the market for something a little more sombre. For emotional videos that need to leave an impact, instrumental favourites with piano and ballad vocals are always winners. But variety is the spice of life.
At Rehegoo, you can easily search through our impressive collection of YouTube Royalty-Free Musicwith our filter bar attribution, or explore moods and feelings to find your musical match.
With us, you can set your sights on high-quality single tracks (or add a wide selection to your basket) without having to worry about potentially getting a copyright strike, which is arguably one of the biggest issues with music on the YouTube platform. Still confused about copyright and how it could affect your creative outlet? Let us debunk some of the guff.
So, how do I add music to a YouTube video without copyright issues?
Unless you're an artist who is actively sharing your own music offering, one of the trickiest tasks for YouTube creators is getting your hands on awesome background music that sounds great - and won't suffer a copyright strike.
Strikes can cause a number of issues, such as:
• Monetisation problems
• Unwanted advertisements
• Sound issues, including partial or complete audio muting
• Video blocking in some countries - or even worldwide
This is one of the main issues for creators, especially if you don't want to compromise music quality while on the hunt for royalty-free tracks but want to avoid those irritating setbacks.
At Rehegoo, we specialise in ethically created background tracks made by independent artists from all over the globe - meaning you are helping your fellow creatives when you work with us.
As well as introducing you and your viewers to the hottest new voices and sounds around, you're safe in the knowledge that you'll never get that irritating copyright takedown request.
How does YouTube monitor copyright - and what happens if my video is flagged?
If you use a licensed track without permission or are found to be in breach of existing copyright regulations for a track and song, YouTube will schedule what is called a 'takedown request.'
This happens when a copyright owner finds their protected work being used for someone else’s content and has reached out to the platform to take action. If you receive one of these warnings, usually you will have 7 days to react to avoid having a 'copyright strike', which will be a blanket rule impacting your whole channel.
So, if you get one of these warnings, you can do any of the following:
• Do absolutely nothing: Creators can simply wait for the request to go into effect once the week period is up, which allows YouTube to remove the video in question and apply a strike to your account. This lasts for 90 days and can cause restrictions on how your video is monetised.
• Take the video down: No harm, no foul. If you take it down within this period, there are no issues!
• Reach out to the copyright owner: You could always get into contact with the copyright owner, who is likely the person who flagged your video for review, to ask if they could retract the claim of copyright infringement.
How do I avoid a copyright strike?
The simplest way to get out of this fuss is to make sure your background music is free from copyright and is licensed for use in the public domain.
It can be a confusing path for creators to tread, especially for bigger projects that need a particular sound - particularly if you already had one in mind.
The best way to avoid getting snagged by the YouTube License Brigade is to make sure you have the appropriate permissions needed to use a track - or choose music from Rehegoo’s Royalty-Free Music Library. All of our tracks are specially created and licensed for use on YouTube.
Our library gives creators a straightforward solution when it comes to avoiding hefty setbacks and annoying production issues caused by copyright strikes and demonetisation.
To get a full sense of the music licensing landscape, including Creative Commons and Commercial Licensing, why not read our ultimate guide on the subject?
Where do YouTubers source their soundtracks?
YouTubers looking for a simple and effective way to soundtrack their projects should look no further than our extensive Royalty-Free Music Library.
Boasting hundreds of top-tier tracks, including vocal and instrumental pieces to help you craft the perfect ambiance, our library is a cohesive collection of music for video.
All of our licensing comes included in our straightforward pricing, too, so you'll never be caught out by unexpected fees along the line.
Whether you need tracks for a one-off project or want to keep things rolling, our transparent costs make it easy to budget.
But we also know that you want the most out of your music, especially on a competitive and saturated platform like YouTube.
Stand out from the sound crowd
You'll never have to worry about familiar sounds across creator channels with us, thanks to bespoke soundtrack selections that are regularly reviewed and added to.
We're constantly sourcing the latest talent from across the sound sphere to join Rehegoo, giving your mind and ears access to fresh tracks from tomorrow's stars, today. We're all about the individual feel.
That 'pick-me' attitude
Your creative vision shouldn't have limits. We feel the same about music.
With Rehegoo, it's easy to search for a particular vibe or atmosphere you're looking to cultivate thanks to our rich selection of tags. This quick-search feature helps you hone in on the perfect track for your video - without having to scroll through miles of listings.
Explore our categories through trending terms, keywords and general feel, helping you nail the perfect background track for your YouTube video without so much as breaking a sweat.
Bespoke licence choices
No matter the size of your project or the audience you're trying to capture, we can tailor thousands of tracks with the most perfect licensing solution for you.
From commercial use regarding things like sponsored content or advertorials to non-commercial usage, we can help you make the best choice.
And with all the attribution requirements already handled by us, you can get back to focusing on what matters - making YouTube content that makes people want to like, comment and subscribe.
To find out more about our bespoke music licensing for YouTubers and content creators, talk to a member of our team today! They’ll be more than happy to help.