Frequently Asked Questions
Royalty Free Music refers to a type of music licensing that allows the purchaser to pay for the music license only once and to use the music for as long as desired. Royalty Free simply means ‘free of royalties’.
For example you purchase a Royalty Free Music license for a video on your website. You pay one single price whether you have 100 visitors or 10,000 visitors, and whether you use the music for 1 month or 10 years. Or you purchase a TV advertising license for your new restaurant. You pay once and the commercial can play once a week or 50 times a week, for 3 months or for 5 years. You pay once and you use it for as long as you want.
My portfolio is hosted by Audiojungle which uses a very straight forward model for pricing:
From 2 min and more: $19
From 1 min to 1:59: $15
From 0:30 to 0:59: $12
From 0:20 to 0:29: $9
Less than 19 sec: $7
These prices apply for all standard licenses. If you need more extended licenses prices will go up.
For the most accurate description of the license terms, I’d suggest to visit this official Audiojungle page. It also has some extended FAQ’s about what you can and can’t do. Still not sure? Feel free to contact me and I’ll guide you through the process.
AdRev is a Youtube Partner where an artist can register his music and administer it though “content ID”. Content ID is a technology which enables the system to recognize music and assign it to the rights holder. It basically “fingerprints” music so it can always be tracked.
First you do not have to worry too much about that message. It only says that you are using music from a third party provider. That´s fine and you don´t get a copyright strike for that. BUT you have to act as Youtube until now does not know if you own a license for that music or not. Please see the next FAQ for more info.
1.) Directly via AdRev
They have an own form for that: https://adrev.net/contact-us
By using the form from AdRev they will clear the copyright claim within 24 hours (normally). You have to submit the license document you get from us. So they can be sure that the music was licensed properly.
2.) Via your Youtube Account
You can clear the claim also directly over your Youtube Account. Just head over to the Video Manager from your Creators Studio Section. You will see the link “matched third party content” this is a link and you have to click on it. Next click the link “file is a dispute” and select the radio box “I have a license or written permission from the proper rights holder to use this material” now click continue. Next you have to explain shortly why you have made this decision. You can use the following statement:
“I have legally purchased a license for the music via www.audiojungle.net. As proof I paste the following license certificate “PASTE CONTENT FROM LICENSE CERTIFICATE HERE”.
Normally the claim will be released within 24 – 96 hours by Youtube.
Yes you can by doing the following:
- Upload your video to your channel – choose the option “not listed”
- When choosing that your video will be uploaded but the link to your video will not be generated
- Once the copyright claim appears follow the instructions from the previous FAQ how to remove a copyright claim