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Social media music

Social Media Music Libraries [Review]

Nowadays, many social media music libraries offer their own copyright free music. Some of them, are the music libraries from Youtube, Tik Tok, Instagram, etc.

These music banks, may seem as the final solution for the use of royalty free music and sync licensing. But, the use of this music could be very limited.

Basically, it could risk your whole campaign 😱 Specially if you’re using more than one platform.

More details below!

So, is worth using social media music libraries? Well, not really…

To answer this question, Audiolander brings you this guide about the use of these music libraries. Here, we’ll discuss the things to keep in mind while using this copyright free music.

The first question that you have to make yourself is:

What platforms will my content be on?

This is an essential question that you always have to consider when using music for videos. Specially, to cover the legal aspects of your content to avoid possible copyright problems. In other words, you need to be sure that you have permission to use that song in that platform.

In this case, we’ll talk about using music previously licensed by free music libraries from a specific platform. Like, Youtube, Tik Tok, Instagram, etc.

The problem about this, is that this music can be used only in those platforms. So, it can be a serious problem if your content is streamed in more than that platform. For example, if you use a song from Youtube’s music library, you won’t be able to use it in Facebook. Because, you don’t have the legal permission for doing it. So, you’ll probably need a synchronization license.

Whenever you want to use music for any content, you’ll need a synchronization license. These licenses, can be previosuly covered by a free copyright free music library. Or, you can buy one in your favorite music bank.

For more details about this, we recommend you to check these 2 articles:

This will allow you to be legally covered to use a song for your content in various platforms. Nevertheless, there are different types of licenses that have diverse legal cover ranges (and prices). Because is not the same using a song for a school proyect than in a global advertising campaign! So, you must choose one that covers the platforms involved without paying extra money.

For more details about this, we recommend you to check this article:

In our case, Audiolander offers licenses with legal coverage in all platforms!

It means that, wherever you post the content with that licensed song, it will be protected. Thus, you will save a lot of headaches and will avoid any risk of getting your content demonetized or shutted down.

More info here.

Another issue that you should keep in mind when using music from social media libraries is:

Repetition of the Tracks

In many of our conversations with advertisers and content creators, this is a big problem. Since that music is free, is logical that is used by a lot in all that platform. So, is very usual to hear the same song over and over again.

This affects any brand that wants to differentiate, specially from its category. Therefore, is important to dive further in music libraries to find a song that gives your brand or channel an unique motto. Thus, your content will be more reminded and recognizable.

Audiolander offers a brand new cataloge to find unique songs to differentiate your brand with a high quality sound. Also, we recommend you to check our moods and cinematic catalogue to find the perfect track you need.

Another thing to keep in mind is:

Duration of the license

Generally, there’s a constant update of social media music libraries. Thing that can be good, except, if your content will be exposed for a certain period of time.

This happens because, as there is no contract that defines the duration of the song’s license period, it can change suddenly.

In our case, all Audiolander licenses are perpetual. It means that, when you buy a license of a song, you can use it without getting worried about renovations and tricky terms. Thus, you can keep inspired without loosing extra money.

Anyways, using a social media library can be risky and may bring you some problems that you must avoid. That’s why we recommend you to use royalty free music libraries without risking your whole content.

We’re Audiolander, your new royalty free music bank. Committed in having the easiest and clearest licensing process without tricky contracts and fine print.

Audiolander, inspiring artists.

tipos de licencias de sincronización

[Fast Guide] Types of Sync Licenses Fees

So, you need music for your video and you don’t know what type of license you need.

Well, Audiolander will tell you the answer.

This time, we bring you this fast guide to know what sync license you need and which you don’t.

Basically, you have to look for 3 main aspects of the license:
– Type of content
– Regional scope
– License duration.

We will delve into these topics in this guide.

So, let’s get started!

First, you have to ask yourself:

Which type of content am I creating?

There is a whole spectrum of conditions to define the legal range of any license. If you’re creating Youtube content, you’ll need a different license than for filmmaking, for example. The same thing happens for advertising, corporate videos, etc.

Whatever your case is, you have to be sure that the Sync License that you’re buying covers your platform. That’s the essential aspect that you need to cover.

Also, we recommend you to avoid paying excessive prices for platforms that you don’t need. It means that, if you’re going to use music for a web ad, you won’t need a TV advertising license. Generally, both prices are very different.

In our case, we offer all legal scopes you need. Take a look.

The next question that you have to keep in mind is:

Where my content will be distributed?

Is not the same to have a regional license than worldwide. In most cases, this will determine the legal coverage and, specially, the price of the license. So, if your video is going to be shown in more than one country, we recommend a worldwide license. In the opposite case, a regional one will suit you fine.

For online content, is a different story. By definition, online content is worldwide. Nevertheless, it can be paid or not. And that’s an important aspect that you have to cover.

In most cases, basic licenses plans have coverage only for non-paid content and you have to pay extra for paid content. So, keep that in mind.

At Audiolander, all our licenses are worldwide, so you can forget about it.

And, another important question that will surely save you a lot of headaches is:

How long do I need the license to last?

Usually, Sync Licenses are attached to a limited duration time. It means that, in most cases, you have to renew that license after that period of time. Generally, this renovations are anually and you have to pay the license again. And that means a lot of money.

At Audiolander, all our licenses are perpetual. It means that you only pay once. So, you can forget about tricky contracts and possible legal problems.

In conclusion, anytime you need to choose a license for your content, be sure to be protected and, also, pay a fair price for what you really need! Thus, you’ll have more time and resources to keep you inspired and create your masterpiece.

We’re Audiolander, your new music bank focused in having the easiest licensing process with no fine print. Find the best royalty free music for your perfect soundtrack.

Audiolander, inspiring artists.

More than just music.

Music, today, is more than just music.
A song can be the representation of an entire cultural phenomenon, as the following article shows us.
In this case, the song that Elliot (Dominic Fike) performed in the finale of the last season of “Euphoria” will be released soon, being a sure success beyond its musical merits, but because of its cultural value.

This is clearly shown in this article from Variety:

“As Elliot on “Euphoria,” Dominic Fike debuted his acting chops in Season 2 of HBO’s hit series. But luckily for viewers, the artist was also able to show off his singing in the finale, which aired on Feb. 27.

In a rare moment for the show, Elliot pulls out a guitar and serenades Rue (Zendaya), who expresses forgiveness after he helped stage her intervention.

Written by “Euphoria” composer Labrinth and Zendaya, “Elliot’s Song” will be formally released by Fike this Friday, March 4, according to Columbia Records.

The heartfelt acoustic song features lyrics including, “You and my guitar / I think you may be my only friend / I gave it all to see you shine again / I hope it was worth it in the end.”

Source: Variety

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