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Dec
27

Music Licensing For Online Video

Taking a look at music licensing for online video. More information: www.ginnyculp.com So you’ve decided you want to embark on the journey of adding video to your online marketing toolbox. You’ve heard that posting a video to youtube and other video sharing sites is one of the fastest ways to achieve good organic search engine rankings to promote your web site, or you’re ready to create a sales video, demo video, training video, or even a squeeze page video. Purchasing a CD or even a downloadable digital file of your favorite song doesn’t come with the license to add it to your video. With the exception of content rentals, when you purchase a song from sites like iTunes or Amazon, you’re purchasing a license to use it for personal listening (noncommercial use). You can put this file on up to five electronic devices which include computers, mp3 players, cellphones & smartphones, and iPods & iPads; literally anything that can PLAY a music file. You are entitled to burn an audio playlist up to seven times. So with all these DONT’s and RESTRICTIONS, here’s what to do to get some LEGAL music for your video production. Purchase a license for royalty-free music, for commercial use. MORE RESOURCES: www.whatisroyaltyfree.com http www.ginnyculp.com It’s important to understand first of all, that only a lawyer can give legal advice. And today there’s much “opinion” circulating the internet (and social networking sites) that is simply not fact. When you’re seeking advice on whether

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  1. ginnyculp says:

    No, not exactly. I’ve seen lots of videos where the video is BLOCKED (for copyright violation) but I’d imagine that there’s no way to track? how many videos have been deleted by youtube or accounts that have been banned. But I have been contacted by people who have had their accounts completely deleted and they lost ALL their videos. All those precious links GONE. The youtube user was more cautious second time around.

  2. coolvideoscreator says:

    Do you? know how often videos are being banned for using music without a license?

  3. coolvideoscreator says:

    Makes? sense.

  4. ginnyculp says:

    Depends on how I build it. For the most part it’s two hours per minute. But I try to make video templates for videos that a similar. For example I’ll use a different music track and just swap out SOME of the visuals. When I make the video THAT way, sometimes I can cut down the production time to an hour or two (total). ? This video likely took about a day to make. There’s lots of effects in it.

  5. Margaret Bright says:

    How long? do you spend making a video?

  6. ginnyculp says:

    Spot-on correct! (Sometimes folks? will argue that point). Is “fat-free food” FREE? Nope. Royalty-free music isn’t free music.

  7. Froggiezilla says:

    Royalty free music can be complicated to understand. (Royalty free music doesn’t mean free? music)

  8. ginnyculp says:

    There’s a lot of education needed on this subject and it will take a long time for the masses to understand. Last weekend on FB one of my friends posted something about music background music in your videos, and then someone else jumped in and started spewing all kinds of rubbish thinking he was correct. Fact is … there is really no legal use of using commercial music in a video production. Adding? a disclaimer that states that you don’t own the copywritten work doesn’t count as fair use.

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