WHAT IS ROYALTY?

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If you plan to use music or sound effects in monetized videos on your YouTube channel, you have to make sure that you have commercial use rights to the music.

The majority of popular music is copyrighted and can be used commercially only if you pay royalty to the copyright holder.

What is royalty?

A royalty is a payment made by one party, the licensee or franchisee to another that owns a particular asset, the licensor or franchisor for the right to ongoing use of that asset. Royalties are typically agreed upon as a percentage of gross or net revenues derived from the use of an asset or a fixed price per unit sold of an item of such, but there are also other modes and metrics of compensation.

What is copyright-free music?

Copyright-free music is a music that is published under a Creative Commons license or in the "public domain".

What is public domain?

Public domain gives everyone the opportunity to legally use tons of music commercially. What is public domain?

What is Creative Commons?

Another way to legally use copyrighted music is to use the music that is published under Creative Commons licenses. What is Creative Commons?

What is fair use?

There are some exceptions to American copyright law that allow creators to use some limited amount of copyrighted content in their works. What is fair use?

YouTube Content ID

YouTube uses a special system to search the content that violates copyright. What is YouTube Content ID?

YouTube audio library

If you are looking for copyright free music you should look at YouTube audio library.

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