Hey guys. I need your advice please.
Can you please check my YouTube video and its description and please tell me if this is the right (legal) way to link to music that I'm using that the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgI_pyGBKjs (music is from Jamendo)
I'm clueless about this stuff and can't find any info. I want to start a new channel with lots of videos like that (using Jamendo music) planned and have 2 questions: 1) Is that the right (and legal) way to reference free music like that? 2) Is it OK to monetize such videos on YouTube or that's not allowed?
Thank you very much!
Answer by phototypo · Apr 17, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Youtube will not monetize video's background music, even if the music is royalty free. You have to not check the box saying it has background music. Royalty free music counts as your own. I had the same experience.
Answer by mmaximus · Apr 17, 2012 at 07:35 PM
That's seriously the only way? I doubt it for some reason. Why would they create Jamendo then (free music for sharing)?
If that's the only way - ask each artist for each track/album - let me know. I'll abandon the idea of using that then.
There are still 2 separate questions that I had (and they are separate):
1) Is that the right (and legal) way to reference free music like that inside YouTube?
2) Is it OK to monetize such videos on YouTube or that's not allowed?
Would appreciate more input ;)