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Using Royalty-free music: The Don’ts

July 10, 2019|
Using royalty-free music the right way

We live in an era where it has never been easier to be a creator. From powerful open source software to the ease of online distribution, creators—if they have something interesting to say—can be discovered by internet users all over the world. But while all of these tools democratize digital creation, they may be difficult to use. One clear example is royalty-free music. Many creators use royalty-free music. Video editors, game and app makers, authors, vloggers, photographers, YouTubers and countless others take advantage of royalty-free music in their work. While the presence or lack of good audio can make or break a project, it can be difficult to edit music or sound effects without any clear manual or guidance. One of the most important things to consider is the main purpose of your project. By keeping the purpose in mind, you can select royalty-free audio that better suits your objective…    read more 

Pixabay – free stock photos

December 20, 2017|

Amazing Site with awesome free stock photos Trying to find photos on the internet is pretty easy. But trying to find one that is copyright or royalty free is pretty hard. There are stock images website you can use, but most of the images on them aren’t free and requires you to pay up. There are also free image hosting sites, but most of the images on it are copyrighted, or lacking license information. You run the risk of being served a takedown notice if you use photos from those sites. So you might be wondering, is there a website that only gathers public domain images and is easy to search at the same time? Thankfully, there is. Royalty and Copyright free Pixabay is a website that hosts public domain photos. All pixabay images are royalty and copyright free, every image on the website is on a CC0 Public Domain…    read more 

What does royalty-free mean?

December 7, 2017|

We get daily questions about the term royalty-free on our YouTube channel, like: “How is this royalty free if you are asking people to buy a license?” “wait but when you click the link its not free.. ? im so confused :(((” “Free?? it’s not even free!!” So, let’s have a look at what royalty-free music really means: Whether you’re a musician, artist, blogger or business owner, you’ve probably come across the term “royalty free” before. If you’re like most people, you probably assumed that the material was free to use. Confusing as the term may be, royalty free does not mean that the material is free. What Does Royalty Free Mean? First thing’s first, let’s talk about what royalties are. A royalty is a way to earn income from copyrighted work. This may be an image, music or any other type of intellectual property. Recording artists, for example, earn royalties…    read more 

Copyright free VS Royalty free

October 31, 2017|

Some people often use the terms “Copyright Free” and “Royalty Free” interchangeably. However, the terms don’t have identical terms because they cover two separate concepts. The average person won’t ever experience the differences between these terms. Those that utilize works of art or music for their projects can run into these two concepts, though. Either way, an individual should know these differences in order to protect themselves from the consequences associated with copyright- and royalty-free. What is a copyright? First and foremost, a person needs to understand what a copyright is today. Each country handles copyrights differently, but a general definition does cover most laws. Copyrights provide individuals with intellectual property rights over the things they’ve created. Typically, this applies to artistic works, products, and more. Such intellectual property rights give a person an exclusive window of time to utilize their creation for monetary gain. Nobody can copy their exact…    read more 

YouTube Content ID System: A Flawed Copyright Claim System

June 24, 2017|

After numerous protests from users, YouTube finally announced it will make changes to the policies governing its YouTube content ID system, which has been heavily criticized for putting the interests of copyright owners in front of those users. Several flaws in the system have been identified, which have often resulted in several cases of misidentification. The fact that some copyright holders have taken advantage of these flaws to make YouTube false content id claims has not helped the situation. What is YouTube Content ID System? Before we dwell into the issue of YouTube false content id claims, let’s take a look at what YouTube content id system is and how it works. YouTube content id system is a system designed to help copyright owners identify and manage their content. The system scans content uploaded by users against that submitted to YouTube by copyright owners. In case of a match, copyright…    read more