Brands, advertisers and content creators can now license music from artists that share their values & personality. Filter by genre, hometown, follower count and more to find the perfect artist & track for you.
Tap into our artists' dedicated fanbases to help spread your message more effectively. Studies show that music fans are much more likely to engage with brands & creators that support the artists they follow.
Legal Compliance: Sync licensing ensures that you're using music legally to prevent copyright issues.
Monetization: Proper licenses enable revenue sharing with music rights holders.
Why Is Sync Licensing Important For YouTube?
Premium Content: Music enhances viewer experience and emotional engagement.
Music —when used correctly— has the ability to evoke powerful emotions and enhance the impact of visual content. Sync licensing allows filmmakers, advertisers, and content creators to carefully select and synchronize music to create a more immersive and engaging experience for the audience.
Avoid Video Removal: Securing the proper licenses will prevent takedowns, demonetization, and restrictions.
Professionalism: Licensed music can level up your video quality and credibility.
Supporting Artists: Licensing through UnitedMasters will compensate independent artists for their work.
Our independent advantage
Direct pipeline to the hottest new music
Curated playlists delivered in hours
Custom compositions created in two weeks
Access to global fans and followers
On-demand library with clearance across all media in perpetuity*
“At Bose, we’re passionate about sound and know music is integral to the experiences we deliver our customers. UnitedMasters has been a great partner over the last 5 years, providing critical guidance to us on music trends and helping us select music across a wide array of genres that meet our needs and help us reach our community of music lovers.”
Yes, YouTube does have music licensing options available for content creators and brands. However, navigating the licensing process and finding suitable music can be expensive and time-consuming. UnitedMasters gives creators access to a pre-cleared library of music to license for their content.
HOW DO I LICENSE MUSIC FOR YOUTUBE?
To license music for YouTube, you can now turn to UnitedMasters. We launched a pre-cleared sync library specifically designed to help small businesses and content creators access high-quality music from our community of over 1.7 million independent artists. For more info, check out the Sync Library to browse and license music that fits your needs.
HOW MUCH IS THE YOUTUBE MUSIC LICENSE FEE?
The YouTube music license fee varies depending on the specific music licensing agreement you choose. We offer flexible pricing options tailored to meet the budgetary needs of small businesses and content creators. We believe in making music licensing accessible and affordable for everyone.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I USE UNLICENSED MUSIC ON YOUTUBE?
If you use unlicensed music on YouTube, you risk encountering several consequences. YouTube has a sophisticated Content ID system that scans uploaded videos to identify copyrighted material. If the system detects unlicensed music in your video, the following may occur:
1. Copyright Claims: The copyright owner of the music can file a copyright claim against your video. This can lead to several outcomes, such as the video being muted, blocked in certain regions, or monetized by the copyright owner.
2. Monetization Issues: If you use unlicensed music, you may not be able to monetize your video through YouTube's Partner Program. The revenue generated from ads displayed on your video may be claimed by the copyright owner instead.
3. Video Removal: In some cases, if the copyright owner chooses to enforce their rights, your video may be taken down by YouTube. This could result in a strike against your YouTube channel, and repeated infringements may lead to the suspension or termination of your channel.
4. Legal Consequences: Using unlicensed music without permission may infringe upon the copyright owner's rights. In such cases, the copyright owner could take legal action against you, potentially resulting in fines or other legal penalties.
To avoid these issues, it is crucial to obtain the necessary licenses or permissions for the music you intend to use in your YouTube videos. We provide a reliable and legal way to access pre-cleared music, letting you level up your content without facing copyright-related issues.
IS YOUTUBE MUSIC FREE FOR COMMERCIAL USE?
No, YouTube music is not generally free for commercial use. Using copyrighted music without proper licensing can lead to copyright claims and potential penalties. By licensing music through UnitedMasters, you can legally use music from our extensive library of independent artists, providing you with peace of mind for your next big project.
CAN I STILL USE THE MUSIC I'VE LICENSED AFTER I STOP MY SUBSCRIPTION?
If you choose to cancel your UnitedMasters subscription, you can still use the music you've licensed from the library in YouTube videos that were created during the term of your subscription. Any content published during the subscription period may remain on your YouTube channel, and you retain the rights to use the licensed tracks in perpetuity for those specific videos.
However, it's important to note that if you opt out of the subscription, you will no longer be able to run ads on YouTube with the licensed music. The rights for running ads with the content are restricted to the duration of your subscription. For organic posts and archival purposes, you can keep the licensed music up indefinitely.
HOW LONG IS MY YOUTUBE MUSIC LICENSE VALID FOR?
The validity of your YouTube music license depends on the specific licensing agreement you choose. We offer various licensing options, including both short-term and long-term licenses, allowing you to select the duration that best suits your brand's need
CAN I STILL MONETIZE MY YOUTUBE VIDEO IF I USE MUSIC FROM UNITEDMASTERS?
Yes, you can monetize your YouTube videos when using music from UnitedMasters. We work directly with YouTube to ensure that the necessary licenses and permissions are in place, allowing you to earn revenue from ads and other monetization methods while using our licensed music.
HOW CAN UNITEDMASTERS HELP WITH MUSIC LICENSING FOR YOUTUBE?
UnitedMasters is the ideal solution for music licensing on YouTube. With our extensive catalog of tracks, we provide content creators and brands with a vast selection of high-quality, pre-cleared music. Our platform streamlines the licensing process, making it convenient and efficient to find and license music that perfectly complements your YouTube content.