Can I use the music in my YouTube video?
My music is distributed under three licence types:
No Copyright Music: You can download this music for free and use it without any restriction in videos of all sorts, including monetized videos. No licensing required.
Background Music: This music is free to download and you can use it in your non-monetized videos.
Premium Music: This music is free to download and you can use it in your non-monetized videos. No licensing option.
What does “no-copyright” mean?
This means “no copyright claims on YouTube”.
What is monetization on YouTube?
Monetization is making money with your video.
I’ve received a Copyright Claim on YouTube, what should I do?
First of all, don’t panic. Your videos are safe. The only thing affected by a Copyright Claim is monetization of your video.
If you are not planning to monetize your video, you don’t have to do anything. Your video is safe and not blocked or restricted in any way.
If you are monetizing your video, you should buy a license for every track you are using in it and the Copyright Claim will be released. After you buy a license, you will have a license certificate which you can produce in order to dispute the claim on YouTube.
Link1: For more details where you can acquire the certificate after you buy a license
Link2: For more details about how to have the claim released
Where and how can I buy a license?
At the end of every playlist there is a link to the website where you can buy a license.
See also: All available licenses
Licensing is not available for Premium Music.
I see several types of licenses available for purchase. Which of them do I need for YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Facebook or other social media?
Standard license will be enough for most social media. Other types are intended for radio, or TV broadcasts or public screening/broadcast during public events to large audiences.
Is this music intended to be used in videos only?
You can use my music in any media projects, online streams/letsplays and in offline events, presentations, gamings, festivals and gatherings.
Whose music is this? Who is the copyright owner?
The author is Maxim Kokarev (that is me). The copyright is owned by me and the MaxKoMusic brand.
Can I add vocals to your music to make my own song?
No. This can lead to having problems related to copyright infringement. However you can use my music as a background for your speech – in a podcast, a stream, or a vlog, etc.
If you have any questions, you can always contact me using the feedback form.