Licensing Information and Content ID

The music on this website is distributed through a non-exclusive royalty free music license. Most of the songs are also covered by content ID for illegal detection on YouTube videos. Please see the section below on Content ID for help in clearing your videos if you have received a copyright infringement notice. It is quick and simple to clear.


Why do I need a licence to use your song?

Every song that you hear is owned by somebody, it could be owned by a huge record label or one person that is completely unknown. Either way that song is owned. If you would like to use their song in your project you have to legally obtain the rights to use it, after all it is their property. The owners of the music can grant licenses to allow their song to be used in various forms of media such as games, Youtube videos, movies, TV commercials etc. There are many different types of music licenses available but here on this site we use a non-exclusive royalty free music licence.

What is Royalty Free Music?

Royalty Free means you just need to pay for rights to use the item once per end product. You don’t need to pay additional or ongoing fees for each person who sees or uses it. To see a copy of my royalty free license please click here.

Am I allowed to modify the item that I purchased?

Yes. You can customize our items to fit the needs of your end product.

What does non-exclusive mean?

Non-exclusive means that you are not the only person with access to the item. Others will also be licensing and using the same item.



Pricing of the music on this site is set based on song duration.

  • 00:00 – 00:59 = $10
  • 01:00 – 01:59 = $25
  • 02:00 – 02:59 = $40
  • 03:00+ = $55



What is content ID?

Content ID is a popular digital fingerprinting system that content creators can use to easily identify and manage their copyrighted content on YouTube. Videos uploaded to YouTube are compared against audio and video files registered with Content ID by content owners, looking for any matches.

When a video is matched to Content ID registered content, a copyright notice will appear on the video, and the content owner may choose to take certain actions, such as:

  1. Clearing the claim and taking no further action
  2. Tracking the video’s viewership statistics
  3. Monetizing the video by running ads against it
  4. Muting the audio that matches their music
  5. Or even blocking a whole video from being viewed

What is Adrev?

AdRev (and other companies such as Audiam, TuneCore, etc) are YouTube Partner platforms that use the Content ID system to manage and administer this copyrighted content on behalf of content owners. They in turn provide users with various information such as which videos their content is used in, tracking of unauthorized uses, viewership reports, and distribution of any monetization earnings.

What does this mean for me and my YouTube videos?

When a video is uploaded to YouTube that contains licensed, digitally fingerprinted music, a “matched third party content” copyright notice will appear alongside the uploaded video in the YouTube Video Manager (this typically appears shortly after uploading).

A copyright notice does not mean that copyrights have been infringed, and this shouldn’t be confused with a YouTube “copyright strike”. It’s simply a notice to advise that YouTube has detected Content ID registered content within the video, and that further information/action is needed.

If you’ve licensed the music from this site, you will be easily able to clear this notice and you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.

Why are there ads running on my videos?

When unauthorized/unlicensed use of music is found in a YouTube video, it may have monetized ads placed over it by the YouTube Content ID system. Once you’ve used your license certificate to clear any copyright notices on your video, these ads will go away and you will be able to monetize the video yourself if you wish.

For more tips on quickly and easily clearing these notices, such as how you can upload an unlisted video to clear them in advance, see the “How to clear a YouTube copyright notice” section below.

How to clear a YouTube copyright notice

Clearing a YouTube copyright notice is a very straightforward process. You can remove copyright notices in the following ways:

  1. Disputing the claim via YouTube’s built-in form.
  2. Using the AdRev Claim Clearance page is the quickest and most direct way to clear a claim.  AdRev will send you an email confirmation once it has been cleared.

To clear a claim via YouTube, you simply need to let YouTube know that you have licensed the music and have the rights to use it. Simply choose to “dispute” the claim by clicking the “matched third party content”copyright notice next to the video in your Video Manager, or on your dedicated copyright notices page. After you click “file a dispute”, select the option “I have a license or written permission from the proper rights holder to use this material”.

In the “Reason for dispute” box, copy/paste the contents from your purchased license certificate (accessible when you purchase an item on this site).  You may also wish to include the statement “A license to use this royalty-free music by Liam Bradbury was purchased from”.

Once you submit the dispute, claims are usually cleared within 24 – 96 hours.

Tips for clearing claims in advance

Uploading early as an “Unlisted” video.

We recommend that you set your YouTube videos to “Unlisted” upon uploading, until all “matched third-party content” notices are cleared.

This will allow suitable time for any copyright notices to be cleared before the video is published, and ensure that you can monetize your video from the moment it goes live without any conflicts. Once the copyright notice has been removed, the video can then be set to “Public” and monetization can be activated on the video.