Using Music On YouTube

Posted at 12:00 on 4th January 2010 by Cinephonix in Music


YouTube is the largest video sharing website in the world which allows users to upload, view and share videos. Uploading a video to YouTube is now more common than ever before which is why it's vital to ensure that the music used in your YouTube video is properly licensed. 

When you upload a video to YouTube, the music used should be cleared for worldwide internet use, even if the music is just in the background. Often, video makers have a number of questions about downloading music for YouTube videos, so we've covered some of the most commonly asked questions regarding YouTube.

Q. Why has YouTube sent me a message about copyright?
A. This message is always automatically displayed for any video uploaded that has existing copyrighted content. It doesn't acutally require you to take any further action, other than to be aware of the copyrighted content and have permission to use it. Advertising may be placed around your video to generate royalty revenue for the copyright owners. 

Check out this article which outlines the different ways that a claim can impact your video.

View ArticleIf you are correctly licensed, you don't need to do anything and you're free to continue to show and promote your video.

Q. I want to dispute a claim
A. This can be done in 2 ways
  1. Visit and enter your video url, this will then be submitted to YouTube and the claim will be lifted within 24 hours.
  2. A dispute can also be raised directly when a copyright notice arises. To do this, you simply need to select 'Dispute Claim' and say that the music is licensed from Cinephonix - It would also be useful to upload your order reference.
You can find out further information on music for Youtube videos here
Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions. 

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