How Do Some Youtubers Use Top 50 Billboard Songs?

07RSMV

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You tube cut my monetization on one of my videos and it doesn't even have audio! It was a state park and I took a picture of a artsy sign for the park and I believe that's why they cut me.
 

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What a ball ache this all sounds...guess you have to ask the question "Do I really need this Music to enhance my video ?"... I just use free stuff that kinda fits with the theme of the video, I want the video and not the popular music to be the main focus...
I'd have to agree with you on the music not being the star of the video!
 
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So it turns out that the safest way to go about vlogging is to not use the top-50-billboard-songs at all :D I try not to, but I have shtty content (at the moment). So maybe when I get creative enough to use music I go for the royalty-free ones, or to be sure, the ones in YouTube's audio library
 

elmSTnasty

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I'm very curious how some youtubers use very known songs for example do it with dan's intro sogn, since I also want to use some music that I can't put on my videos because otherwise it would get flagged....

Anyone knows?
I have no idea how they get away with it unless they pay. YouTube has some sort of algorithm that only needs to hear about 4-5 seconds of a song to figure out what it is, so it can't be that they just haven't been caught yet. I uploaded a video of a friend's band covering a Blues Traveler song, and YouTube thought it was really Blues Traveler. No copyright strike, but that just shows how sensitive it is.
 

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I have no idea how they get away with it unless they pay. YouTube has some sort of algorithm that only needs to hear about 4-5 seconds of a song to figure out what it is, so it can't be that they just haven't been caught yet. I uploaded a video of a friend's band covering a Blues Traveler song, and YouTube thought it was really Blues Traveler. No copyright strike, but that just shows how sensitive it is.
Monstercat has a subscription service to license tracks. IMO, it's a crap deal for artists unless the person making the video gives the song a plug in the video or description somewhere to ensure the artist gets credit.
 
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elmSTnasty

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Monstercat has a subscription service to license tracks. IMO, it's a crap deal for artists unless the person making the video gives the song a plug in the video or description somewhere to ensure the artist gets credit.
But don't they have to give credit? I used a few songs from a copyright free site, and they said all you have to do is post the track's link in the description. I think giving the artist credit is the least someone can do. It only takes a few seconds to be like "music provided by blah from blah website."
 

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Yea you can buy licences but finding them is easier said than done at times.
 

elmSTnasty

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Yea you can buy licences but finding them is easier said than done at times.
There's so many copyright free music sites out there that it boggles my mind why someone would pay. That and making your own music isn't that hard if you have Garage Band, Stagelight or a million other programs. I guess it would make sense if your channel is making serious money and you want to use a well known song, but still that just seems like a waste.
 

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There's so many copyright free music sites out there that it boggles my mind why someone would pay. That and making your own music isn't that hard if you have Garage Band, Stagelight or a million other programs. I guess it would make sense if your channel is making serious money and you want to use a well known song, but still that just seems like a waste.
All these programs have a lot of music but at the same time they're not exactly that good, it'd make your vlogs look like a 90's instructional video! A lot of people want high-quality instrumentals that don't give off that feel, but then yes, depends what you're doing I guess.
 
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There are now a shit load of songs in the audio library that have revenue sharing. So if they are using them I guess both party's get paid.
 

elmSTnasty

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All these programs have a lot of music but at the same time they're not exactly that good, it'd make your vlogs look like a 90's instructional video! A lot of people want high-quality instrumentals that don't give off that feel, but then yes, depends what you're doing I guess.
Idea for next video: wear as much neon as possible, cut lines in my hair, cuff my acid washed jeans extra tight, film in 360p and rock out to some Vanilla Ice.
 
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If you look at the terms of use in the Youtube library though ... it all says you have to not monetize the video if you use it so be careful even if you use the named songs on the Youtube list!
 

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I'm very curious how some youtubers use very known songs for example do it with dan's intro sogn, since I also want to use some music that I can't put on my videos because otherwise it would get flagged....

Anyone knows?
Used a popular song, YouTube told me it was ok to use it, but I wouldn't get ad revenue from it... Don't really care considering I only get 100 views, that's my experience with using songs.
 

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I will still never trust the YouTube library after the crap they pulled in removing music from it and screwing people over.
 

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Well, I just uploaded a video with about 5+ seconds of a song that is relatively known and YT never flagged or mentioned a thing. Hopefully it won't be an issue in the future.
 

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As long as you're not monetising through AdSense then the worst that can happen is you get forced to take the video down.
 

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