Using music on YouTube

On this page, you can find answers to some frequently asked questions about downloading music for YouTube videos. If you scroll down and still can't find what you're looking for, don't worry - we're always on hand to help.

Why has YouTube sent me a message about copyright?

This message is automatically distributed for any video uploaded that has existing copyrighted content. It does not actually require you to take any further action, other than acknowledge that you are aware of the copyrighted content and have permission to use it.

Advertising may be placed around your video to generate royalty revenue for the copyright owners.

YouTube have created a page that explains the different ways that a claim can impact on your video, click here to find out more.

If you are correctly licensed, you do not need to do anything: you are free to continue showing and promoting your video.

Why is there advertising on my video?

Advertising will appear on most videos that use copyrighted music. The revenue paid is shared with our composers so they can continue to create even more music.

If you are unhappy with advertising being placed on your content, where possible, Audio Network will remove this for all users with a professional licence. This is not applicable to any non-commercial licence, such as Creator.

I want to dispute a claim

There are two ways to do this: 

  • Contact our dedicated YouTube team at claims@audionetwork.com. (Please provide a URL for the video and the licence/order number if applicable.) 
  • Alternatively, a dispute can be raised directly when a copyright notice arises. (You will need to upload your Audio Network licence along with a brief explanation of the dispute.)

Still having trouble?  We’re always available to answer any further questions you may have. Please contact us on:

+44 (0)207 566 1441

office@audionetwork.com

Information given to the best of our knowledge and must not be construed as legal advice.

Audio Network reserves the right to amend its policies at its sole discretion.