Please note: The following is not legal advice and cannot substitute for a good copyright attorney.
Music is a great way to make video content more engaging however there are certain rules and strict guidelines to follow when using music in content that is monetised. This also applies to videos posted on sites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Twitch. Failure to abide by the laws around copyright music can result in the creator being sued (fines are know to amass in the region of $100k+ per track).
The information around using music online and copyright law is grey so please do your research, get educated on this subject or stay clear of using music in your content.
If you are already using or are planning to use music in your content, please read some of our guidelines below:
1. Ensure any music you use is not commercial. Commercial music requires the user to obtain a licence before you can publish it. Most music found in the charts, on the radio, on TV, on Vimeo, Spotify other streaming apps are not royalty free.
2. Music that you use has to be royalty free
3. Find royalty free music libraries to download track you can use. There are thousands available
4. Search for unsigned artists, composers and producers on Sound Cloud. You can usually use their material as long as you credit them in your post "music courtesy of....". Again be careful of who's music you use as some artists may have copyrights in place
5. Search YouTube's royalty free music library
To read more about this subject, click here for a detailed article by tubularinsights.com
Please note: It is the creators responsibility to ensure they have full rights to use each track published in their premium content.
If you have posted content on your XYLO profile containing commercial, copyrighted music then please contact us asap. We are able to remove the sound in your videos so you do not have to delete the posts.