Purchasing music from legal e-retailers such as iTunes does not cover all the bases. You need the right license to use the track files in both personal and commercial projects. If you are only using music at home, this won’t be a problem. But, using music in projects that will be published in public sites require something much more than just a receipt. To avoid copyright infringement, here are the things you should do:
- Be aware. You need to know that copyright infringement dies exist and that the copyright police are just waiting for that single mistake. Keep in mind that lack of knowledge of the copyright laws does not give you immunity.
- Request permission. Although it is not a guarantee that you will get the written permission you need, you can still request it – especially if you think the song is necessary for your project. However, permissions are not a sure thing and may require more time and money.
- Purchase from a royalty free library. Many stock media agencies have stock music in their collection. Purchasing from them is a great insurance for your site and system as the tracks come with the much needed license. You will have a lot of choices that you can use anyway you like.
Where can you purchase royalty free music for your videos? A number of stock sites are available in the Internet. You just have to find which site suits your creative needs and budget. One of the most popular in the industry is Shutterstock. The stock site boasts millions of music tracks at a simple and straightforward price. Yes, you don’t have to worry about hidden fees and commitment. You can simply choose the track that suits your theme and style, pay for it and use it on your projects.