After the new technology called YouTube Audio ID launched, which automatically detects copyrighted music inside the video, more and more YouTube video producers are wondering what they can do to continue using music in their videos without having the sound completely removed or possibly even having their account suspended.

It’s pretty much a given that the music is an important part of your videos and in an era where we’ve got torrent search engines and other peer-sharing softwares, it’s really easy to grab an mp3 of any song you like and add it to your video. But with copyright laws and new technology it’s important to steer clear of doing that.  For those who want to be YouTube Partners and increase their exposure on the site, don’t despair because there are still a lot of ways to get your hands on legal, and original audio materials for your video.

Just do a Google search for royalty free music and you’ll find sites like Creative Commons, which gives producers licenses to publish and share their works, is one of them. Creative Commons holds a sizable amount of audio materials which you can make use of. It’s a domain where people can share their works to the public while the creator maintains his rights. It even provides various categories of licenses which you can choose from. Aside from Creative Commons, you can try Incompetech and Jamendo.

Another option is to check out a stock audio library. This is probably your best option if you’re looking for classical or instrumental music for your video and you have some money to spend. The prices of stock audio tracks vary according to license type and the chosen payment terms.

Otherwise what I typically do for my video is either post a call for musicians on Craigslist or browse YouTube for musicans who are uploading their own music and then ask them if I can use their songs in my videos in exchange for writing their name and a link to their website in the description box of any video I use their songs in.

With YouTube’s rapid growth and amazing advances in technology, copyright issues are here to stay and there’s no point in trying to trick the system. Luckily there are a number  of websites and independent artists out there who are happy to cater to this issue and provide you both paid and free options so you can continue to benefit from having music in your videos.

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I so love this! Feel sorry for the straight guy though,wouldn’t want to be in his position if I were him-and I’m a girl.It’s amazing!

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