What do I do if I receive a copyright claim?

What do I do if I receive a copyright claim?

June 24, 2020 |

If you get a copyright claim (on YouTube or elsewhere), it is nothing to panic over. It rarely happens. On the off chance that you do receive one, it doesn’t mean a strike has been created against you or your channel. Also, there is an easy (and quick) way to resolve this. If this music is royalty-free, why would I get a copyright claim? Just to be clear, this rarely ever happens! Usually claims result from an automated content identification service flagging your creation as potentially containing copyrighted material. This could be a mistake or it could also be the result of someone (who is using my music) submitting their creation to a ContentID service. This could possibly create a false copyright claim, since both projects are using the same music. For this reason, I do not allow my customers to submit my music to content identification services (such as…    read more 

How to Make a Guided Meditation With Music

How to Make a Guided Meditation with Music

July 19, 2018 |

A lot of folks have come to me hoping to learn how to make a guided meditation with music. Surprisingly, it’s not all that hard to do! I’m going to walk you through an easy way to do this (and have it sound good) on a limited budget. Ready? Let’s go! What You’ll Need Before You Start There are a few things you will need before you start the process. You may already have these things or maybe you’ll need to get them. A Computer Hopefully you have access to a computer because this tutorial requires you to download some free software in order to make your guided meditation. Most computers will work fine, but you probably won’t be able to complete the process if you have a small netbook-like computer such as a Chromebook. Macs and Windows PCs will work fine! A Microphone Don’t worry if you haven’t purchased…    read more 

What Is Royalty-Free Music and How Does It Work?

What Is Royalty-Free Music and How Does It Work?

June 19, 2018 |

Over the years I’ve encountered a lot of questions from people confused about what royalty-free music is and how it works. I’ll admit, I’ve even been confused at times, especially when I was just starting to write royalty-free music about 10 years ago. This article will clear up what royalty-free music is and also provide some guidelines for how you can use the music available on this website. What Royalty-Free Music IS NOT FREE – Despite the confusing name, royalty-free music is not necessarily free. I’ve described it in the past as being like the term “sugar-free”. You wouldn’t expect a “sugar-free” item at the grocery store to be free, it just means that there is no sugar in the item. Similarly, royalty-free music means that there are no royalties paid to the creator of the music when you use it, provided that you obtain the music legally (more on…    read more 

Uplifting Royalty-Free Music Tracks

What to Do if You Receive a Copyright Claim!

July 1, 2016 |

NOTE: This article is outdated. Please read our updated article. Copyright claim? Don’t worry! If you used some of our music on YouTube and received a copyright claim, don’t freak out! The music you purchased is indeed royalty-free and you have every right to monetize it on YouTube or elsewhere. Why is this happening? If a copyright claim occurs, it is most likely because someone just like you used the music in a project and YouTube’s content recognition is mistaking that content for yours. What do I do? All you have to do is dispute the claim on YouTube. They provide a link to dispute it. Simply state that you purchased the track and that it is royalty-free. YouTube is usually very good about resolving claims and you will likely be monetizing that video in no time! And if it doesn’t work? Get in touch by emailing info@indiemusicbox.com

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What Does “Royalty-Free” Mean?

June 15, 2016 |

What Does “Royalty-Free” Mean? There is often a lot of confusion about what “royalty-free” means. Here’s some information to clear up any confusion you may have. What’s the deal with royalty-free? What does royalty-free mean? Here’s a great description: Royalty-free, or RF, refers to the right to use copyrighted material or intellectual property without the need to pay royalties or license fees for each use or per volume sold, or some time period of use or sales. via Wikipedia Royalty-Free does not mean “FREE” This is a common misconception. Just because something is labeled “royalty-free” does not mean it is free to take and use. The word “free” in “royalty-free” refers to the fact that it is free of paying royalties. A similar example would be something that is labeled “sugar-free”. Just because the word “free” is in a sugar-free product at the store doesn’t mean that you can walk out and…    read more