How I legally use music in my videos

One of the biggest challenges faces many content creators is finding music that is legal for them to use and doesn’t cost a fortune. Many people use different platforms for purchasing music, but it can often lead to being flagged on Youtube anyways.

I edit my videos to music, so if a video gets flagged I basically have to start my edit over again. It can be super frustrating.

On the flip side of this, many musicians find it difficult to upload youtube videos with their songs with free visuals that match the feeling of their song.

One way to solve both of these issues is to find a musician to collaborate with. I have been fortunate enough to find that in Joshua Hendricks.

Joshua and I have known each other for a long time and each started our career paths together. This made for the perfect partnership. While we were each getting our feet on the ground, we were able to push each other to strengthen our work. Recently, Joshua sent me a song and asked for some visuals for it. I listened to it, and knew I had the perfect visuals for a great video. Here’s what we put together.

I recognize that I am lucky to have someone like this and know it might not be the easiest thing to find, but I believe it’s possible if you look for it.

I would suggest reaching out to musicians on Reddit, YouTube and Soundcloud. You never know, you might find exactly what you’re looking for. It’s best to find a musician with a lower amount of subscribers or followers because it will be a higher chance they will be wanting to work with you and not for you.

If you can’t find someone, then the safest bet would be to use YouTube Audio Library. The music isn’t the best, but at least you won’t get flagged. Make sure you choose the filter that only shows songs where you don’t need to credit or give up a portion of your monetization money.

Remember, music is super important to videos. It can make or break one. So spend a lot of time researching and finding just the right song for your videos especially if the song is the driving force for it.

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