Even if you do use your friend's music, and if your friend is not big or famous, still some random company can come and put their claim saying the song is from one of their jackass artist.. To me that is actually the core issue, random companies automatically claiming rights on your video, and you have to do all the defending and justifying.. It's not fair and really troublesome if you keep having to dispute false claims.I have a few reviews of artists and just roll with their coyright claims as I'm trying to bring attention to tehir work and am happy for them to get a few cents if ads are placed on my vlogs. But in vlogs where I'm using music either for my intro or another spot where I need some ambiance I highly recommend making your friends famous if you have friends that are in bands or play music. Keep it DIY and independent if possible.
Even if you use a friend’s or copyrighted material there could still be a strike or block against you. It comes down to who owns the actual copyright and whether or not they want their property to be exploited or saturated online or not. If it’s so saturated (viral video) that the ad money they make is nothing compared to their own marketing of the property they may want it pullled (because why would anyone pay for music if they can listen to it for free on a YouTube video?).
If it's a legit claim then it's fine to me, if you have the permission you can sort it out. If it's a bogus claim, then that pisses me off.
I’m about to disbute another copyright claim against the same video that I just won’t few weeks ago.
Good luck with that, you will probably win again but sooner or later it will get tedious and annoying to keep disputing those false claims over and over.
It's the only expense I'm willing to make towards this and even then I sometimes question whether or not its worth it. I also tried out supporting a patreon to a beat maker that I like (Lakey Inspired) but in the end there simply wasnt a diverse enough track selection for me to use on my videos.Good selections. If only I had enough subs to monetize I could afford the subscriptions or track cost. Thanks for the link.
If You Moniize your videos with music you do not own rights to - Google will Put Adds most likely but the content owner of the music earns the $. It is not recomended,I've noticed a few vloggers using music in their vlogs. I do, but mine is all creative commons, although I'd love to use some of my own personal favourites, I'm not sure of the legality. Can you use any part of a song if you give credit or link to a site that sells the song? Cheers, and sorry if this has been answered ad nauseam.