About using my music
Everything you need to know about purchasing and using my music on your VIDEOS
- WHERE CAN I USE YOUR MUSIC?
Once a License Certificate has been purchased, you will be granted the proper rights and can then use my music on all online video streaming platforms, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Vidme, Daily Motion, Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, Instagram and much more. This includes personal, educational, business and corporate videos.
If you are a video producer or designer producing videos for a client, you may still purchase a License on their behalf and then pass this to them on delivery of the completed video project. You and your client may then contact me with any queries or requests to clear copyright claims.
WHAT IS THE LICENSE FOR?
If you are planning to use my music in your videos such as vlogs, tutorials, educational (such as school or college projects), paid-for business projects , including non-profit or charity based projects (such as corporate videos or presentations of any kind), then it is very important that a License Certificate is purchased.
The License Certificate is a legal document which grants you permission to use my music in your project. It also enables you to show any concerned parties or authorities that you have the correct and legal rights to use and perform publicly my copyrighted material within your production.
The License Certificate is also used to clear YouTube copyright notices and prevents advertising from appearing on videos. This is especially important if you are a video producer that has created work for a commercial client and do not wish advertising to appear on their video. If you need assistance with this, please contact me here.
If you decide you do need a License, these can be purchased and downloaded via the various category links at the top of this site.
So, you've uploaded your brand new video to YouTube which contains my royalty free music and low and behold you see the a 'matched third-party content' copyright notice appear next to your upload.
Firstly, Don't panic!
This is nothing to worry about and perfectly normal when using my music and the notice is simply letting you know that AdRev/YouTube's ContentID system has detected my music that's held on their systems, within your upload.
This is not the same thing as a copyright strike and does not affect the status of your video or channel in any way. What will happen is that advertising may run on your video, and a small portion of the revenue is distributed back to me, to the copyright holder of the music.
So, what do I need to do now?
There are two main options for you:
OPTION 1: If you're not monetizing the video which contains the music, then you may just ignore the notice and continue uploading your videos as normal. That's all there is to it!
OPTION 2: If you do want to monetize your YouTube video that contains the music (if you're a YouTube Partner, for example) or you just want the onscreen advertising removed , you'll need to have the copyright claim cleared.
For this you'll need your purchased License Certificate pdf to hand, which is included with your purchased download from my site. You can check your purchase email to access this. If you purchased my music from another licensing site such as AudioJungle, Pond5, LuckStock, etc, this license should be available via the 'Downloads' section in your account.
So, to get the copyright claim cleared:
- Drop a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org, include links to your video(s) that have a claim on my music and attach your purchased pdf License Certificate. You may also put 'Copyright claim release request' as the subject if you so wish.
- AdRev will review your request and clear the claim, often within a day (this may take a little longer over weekends or holidays) and they will let you know once this has been done. Done!
- There's no need to use YouTube's built-in dispute process, as this is often a much slower way to clear claims. Emailing email@example.com, as mentioned above, is a much quicker and direct way to clear copyright claims.
- Once the claim has been cleared, you will still receive any advertising revenue due to you whilst the claim was active. This is held in escrow by YouTube until the claim is cleared.
- Alternatively, if you get stuck or need any help with anything, then just drop me a message here.
If you intend to use my music within productions that are to be broadcast on radio, radio commercials, television programs or within television commercials, I also provide Broadcast Licenses to my music.
Broadcast Licenses are valid in perpetuity (ie. you don't have to renew them each year) and the license contains all the necessary information to fill in so called 'cue sheets', which is usually sent to your regional performance rights organisations (PRO) or royalty collection society.
Please get in touch with me here, detailing which track or tracks you wish to license, so that I can manually set up a license for you and send you a link where you can purchase and download the license and music files. Broadcast Licenses are currently set at a flat rate of $99 USD.
WHAT IS GUMROAD, PAYHIP and DIGITAL GOODS STORE?
AlumoMusic uses Gumroad, PayHip and Digital Goods Store for all order fulfillments and content distribution. These are innovative and reliable platforms for delivering e-content quickly and securely, and were chosen for their security, reliability and optimized customer flow.
PAYMENT ERRORS AND FAILURES
Purchasing and downloading music and licenses via this site is easy and straight forward. However, very occasionally payments may fail. This could either be because PayPal is not accepted in your country, your credit card blocking or flagging the transaction, or you have previously issued a chargeback against a purchase with any of the payment gateways AlumoMusic uses.
The following countries may not be able to process payments via PayPal: Balkans/Bulgaria/Serbia, Burma/Myanmar, Belarus, Cote d''Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, North Korea, Somalia , Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Vietnam, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
If any errors occur during the transaction or you receive a "sorry, this item is not available in your location" error message whilst attempting to make a purchase, please consider using a proxy server/VPN and setting your browser to 'incognito' or private browsing. Full details on this here.
If you are still having issues making a purchase either via card or PayPal, please contact me here and I can arrange an alternative method of purchasing and delivering my music and licenses, such as paying via Payoneer.