No, you can not. Our music is meant to be used for multimedia projects such as videos and web applications. For both the free license and the commercial licenses, it is forbidden to make a song, a remix, and/or to use our music for music production. You can however adapt the music for your film or video by cutting, fading, editing the length, or adding voice-over.
Can I use your music for Facebook?admin2021-02-16T15:35:07+00:00
Yes, you can use my music in your Facebook videos, however, you can not register videos to the Facebook Rights Manager Service. Because of a flaw of Facebook’s copyright protection software that would keep other users to use our music.
Can I use your music for free?admin2021-02-16T15:53:26+00:00
You can use TunesToGo music for free in your project, but with one exception, you can’t monetize it. If you do not plan to monetize your videos, you can use our music for free. You might get a content-id claim, this is a normal situation, and you should not worry about it. Your video is safe in any regard.
If you want to monetize (earn money) using this music, you can:
I work hard to deliver content to tunestogo. I am creating all content myself (including this site), with my lovely wife Nadin as a content manager. If you have the desire to support my hard work, you can subscribe to my Patreon or buy a license for one of my tracks. Also, you can tip me here: https://www.songtradr.com/user/profile/serhiikot. I am very grateful for any kind of support.
Is it safe to use your music?admin2021-02-16T15:38:43+00:00
Using our music for audio podcasts or audio-only projects is not permitted because it leads to copyright issues. Most web services that deal with audio can’t make a difference between a music file and a podcast using a music file. The consequence is that it leads to people being blocked from using our music in their videos.
Will I receive a copyright claim on YouTube / Facebook (Content-ID)?admin2021-02-16T15:36:56+00:00
Content ID and Identifyy have been around for years, and they have become an accepted and standard part of the music licensing equation for many composers as well as for YouTube content creators.
For a long time, I was reluctant to register my music with Content ID out of concern for the people who were already actively using my music in their YouTube videos. It turns out that my previous decision to stay on the Content ID sidelines allowed unscrupulous people to capitalize on that vulnerability.
I went through a period where my music portfolio was under repeated attacks by people who attempted to fraudulently register my music with a Content ID with the intent to illegally collect advertising revenue from YouTube videos using my music. I fought back each time, claiming my rights as the composer and copyright owner of my music, but the process was messy, costly, and prolonged.
Each time I fought these illegal attacks I was left with a helpless feeling that my customers had been harassed in a situation that I had no control over and to a degree that was unknowable to me. Besides, I had lingering doubts about whether fraudulent situations were ever truly resolved completely. And I felt outraged that my ability to have full control of my music was unrightfully taken from me.
I decided to register my entire music portfolio with Content ID (Identifyy) to maintain control of my music. In doing so, I can better serve my customers and prevent the fraudulent harassment of my customers by individuals with malicious and illegal intentions.
Sorry for any inconvenience and thanks for your support!
What is Content ID?
Content ID is a digital fingerprinting system that helps identify copyrighted material within videos on YouTube. Music tracks within the Content ID database are compared against the music used in videos across YouTube and matches are identified.
What is Identifyy
Identifyy is a YouTube partner platform that uses the Content ID technology to protect and manage copyrighted material on behalf of the content owners. In the case of my music, Identifyy identifies the usage of my music in Youtube videos and requests confirmation from the video creators that they have purchased a license or have permission to legally use my music.
When Identifyy finds a video using my music a “matched third party content” copyright notice will be sent to the video creator. This is not a copyright infringement notice. It is a message notifying the video creator that YouTube has detected material registered with Content ID and that further action is required.
I purchased a license. What do I do?
First of all, thank you for purchasing a license. While at first, this may seem like a hassle, the process is very quick and protects you as a music licensee.
Option 1: Clear the claim directly with Identifyy.com
When you purchased a license, you received a license certificate and purchase code. Go to the Identifyy claim clearance page and fill out the online form. Paste the details from your license certificate and state that you purchased a license from Tunestogo via one of the licensing platforms (AudioJungle, Pond5) or this site directly. Claims are usually cleared within 24 hours and you will receive an email confirmation.
Option 2: Clear the claim directly with YouTube
Dispute the claim via YouTube by clicking on the “matched third party content” notice and then “file a dispute.”
Select “I have a license or written permission from the proper rights holder to use this material.”
In the “Reason for dispute” box, copy and paste the details from your license certificate and state that you purchased a license from Tunestogo via one of the licensing platforms (AudioJungle, Pond5) or this site directly. YouTube claims are usually cleared within 24-96 hours.
Option 3: Contact me via email
As a third option, you may contact me and I will assist you in making sure your video is cleared as quickly as possible.
Tip for clearing a video in advance.
If you wish to clear your video before releasing it on YouTube, you may upload your video as “Unlisted.” Then proceed to clear your video using the Identifyy claim clearance page of this contact form. When you receive confirmation that the video is cleared you can then set the video status to “Public.”
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