How to add music to your drone videos & avoid copyright claims
How to add music to your drone videos & avoid copyright claims on youtube and other sharing platforms. Imagine the scene, you have spent hours editing amazing footage into a few minutes of WOW. You share it around and BOOM. Copyright claim.
Make your videos POP
Aerial drone images will grab your audience attention immediately, giving them a unique view until now experienced by a few. The big question I am asked is, “How do you keep them watching when the initial excitement has worn off”?
Think about how we communicate. All five senses go into the mix that allows humans to communicate beyond the restrictions of language. Images from drones/UAV’s are stunning, but only provide part of the “picture”. Unfortunately for us, most cannot record sound and those that can are compromised by wind noise.
Studies have shown that music and unlock memories & emotions hidden in our subconscious. Mixing powerful emotive music will stunning aerial images can produce powerful responses, And that’s wait will keep your audience engaged.
Where to source your Copyright free music.
Nothing better than FREE. My first port of call is youtube. If you have a google youtube account, then you have access to a healthy catalogue of copyright free music & sound effects you can use for your video productions.
Easy to find, go to your creator studio icon, then hit the bottom of your left-hand column into “CREATE”. In there is a wealth of sound effects, music (copyright free & Creative Commons), as well as important information on copyright information on popular chart songs, theme tunes etc.
Down load is straight-forward. Just hit the download icon and save the MP3 to your favourite music folder then use on your video image projects.
I want more choice.
Youtube is a great source of music content, but with over 300 minutes of fresh video uploaded every minute, some of the popular tunes can be “over-used”. It’s important that you stand out in the crowd with your aerial master piece, and using Storyblocks could help you do that.
Storyblocks is a paid service, but has a vast inventory of stock that is a must for any filmmaker. Storyblocks is a great source of “B”-roll, graphics & templates. Audioblocks (now Storyblocks) is where you will find the music & sound-effects.
Easy to navigate, the site has a wealth of Music, sound-effects & loop tracks to download and use on any film project. There is an annual fee you pay which covers the licence fee & a robust support service if any claims are made against your projects.
As great as youtube is at allowing your access to a world-wide audience, it can also leave you open to spurious claims against your creations. To fight a claim on Youtube can take 30 days plus and seems to favour the party making the claim.
If a claim against is made against Storyblocks content, a simple notification form on the Storyblocks site resolves the matter within 24-48 hours.
Try Storyblocks free for 7-days HERE.
So jump in and get creative. Start giving your projects that something special. Check out ‘How to get Killer Drone images‘ to make help you make your videos cinematic.
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