Copyright Free Music: Explained

Epidemic Sound is not copyright free. In fact, it’s even better. We own all financial rights to an exclusive, high-quality library of tracks and sound effects.

Understanding Copyright Free Music and Licensing

CJ gives us a brief overview of music copyrights and music licensing. He shows us how important it is to have a clear understanding of copyright law when using music in our projects, no matter if we are non-profits or for-profits.

Looking for copyrighted music to use in videos?

Looking for copyrighted music to use in videos?

You’ve perhaps heard the terms ‘non-copyrighted music’, ‘no copyright music’, or even ‘copyright free music for videos’. Many different expressions are used in the search for music to use in videos without getting copyright claims. Epidemic Sound is the answer. Download music from our catalog of over 40,000 tracks to supercharge your content. No matter if it’s on YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, or in your podcast, we’ve got you covered.

What does copyright-free mean?

What does copyright-free mean?

Music is protected by copyright. That’s a great thing because it enables music creators to earn money and keep creating more music. Unless for example a track is really old and the copyright has expired, it’s generally not correct to call it copyright free.

Copyright is the reason why we can provide our high-quality catalog while also paying our music creators. Copyright shouldn’t get in the way of creating great stories. Use Epidemic Sound with a subscription and forget about copyright claims and other complexities.

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Can you use Epidemic Sound commercially?

Can you use Epidemic Sound commercially?

Yes, you can use Epidemic Sound commercially as long as you have a subscription. Our music and sound effects can be used on ALL platforms.

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Can I use Epidemic Sound on YouTube during the free trial?

Can I use Epidemic Sound on YouTube during the free trial?

Despite being able to download some tracks and sound effects, it is impossible to commercially use our music and sound effects on YouTube during the free trial.

How to get copyright-free music for YouTube videos?

How to get copyright-free music for YouTube videos?

When asking yourself this question, think about what we know about copyright. Copyright protects artists from having people monetize their intellectual property. If you use one of the so-called “copyright-free” music providers, remember the risks involved with using music you don’t own.

Epidemic Sound, on the other hand, is NOT copyright free but our music can be used everywhere without needing to worry about copyright infringement.

Is Epidemic Sound music PRO-free?

Is Epidemic Sound music PRO-free?

Yes, all music in the Epidemic Sound catalog is PRO-free. We are the sole owners of the rights to our music and none of our tracks are represented by any Performance Rights Organizations. That's how we can provide you with a direct license covering all rights, including public performance rights.

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