Category Archives: Frequently Asked Questions

No More Copyright Claims! Whitelist Your YouTube Channel

MikS MusicEver got one of those annoying copyright claims on YouTube? These claims don’t really hurt your channel but you’ll get the ads in your video and won’t be able to monetize unless the claim is resolved.

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The best solution to stop the claims for good is to whitelist your channel. Here’s how you can legally do it.

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Increase The Value Of Adobe Spark Free Video Editor With Unlimited Background Music

MikS MusicHi, I’m Mik, an independent music producer making music for film and advertisement. Recently I got an email from Adobe about the latest upgrade to their well known free tool – Spark. Being a long time Adobe user and Creative Cloud subscriber I felt somewhat embarrassed that I had never used Spark before, so I gave it a try. This is not a comprehensive review (and there are already plenty) but rather my quick first impressions along with some ideas how you can immediately increase the value of this free tool.

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8 Hottest Royalty Free Music And Copyright Questions On Twitter

Want to add background music to your videos but confused about YouTube copyright rules? Answering some of the hottest music licensing and copyright questions from Twitter users

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MikS MusicWhen you start using somebody else’s music in YouTube videos you may run into all kinds of situations with copyright. These days, many YouTubers take to Twitter to find answers to their questions. In this post I will be answering some of the most common questions concerning royalty free music and YouTube copyright claims. Follow me on Twitter for the real-time answers.
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How to Quickly Resolve AdRev For The Third Party Copyright Claims on YouTube (with Infographic)

Don’t get annoyed by AdRev for the Third Party copyright claims. Typically, these claims can be resolved quickly and easily. Infographic below.

MikS MusicMany YouTubers get upset and annoyed by getting copyright claims from AdRev For The Third Party for using background music in their YouTube videos. Even more so, if they actually had the permission (or purchased a license) to use that music on YouTube. Many see this claims as fraudulent or at the very least unjustified. In this post, I will briefly explain why AdRev is sending you the copyright claims, how the claims affect your videos, and how you can quickly and easily resolve the claims.
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Do You Think AdRev Is Stealing Your YouTube Monetization Money?

Are You Counting On YouTube Monetization Money? Don’t Make This Common Mistake That Can Make Your Earnings Go To Someone Else!

MikS MusicDo you want to cash in on YouTube monetized videos? Many YouTubers strive to produce a viral video that could potentially generate considerable advertisement money. However, you must make sure that nothings could jeopardize your earnings if your video indeed goes viral. Using background music that was not properly cleared for YouTube commercial use is one of those things that could ultimately block your YouTube monetization revenue.

In this post I will briefly talk about YouTube Content ID system, AdRev copyright claims and what it means for your videos, and how you can remove the claims and get your YouTube monetization working again.

Read more to see why AdRev issues so many copyright claims and how you can remove these claims from your videos and resume your YouTube monetization payments

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Is It Safe to Use Free Music in Corporate Marketing Videos? (with Infographic)

When can I legally and safely use free music in marketing and corporate videos? Infographic below.

MikS MusicIn today’s post I am going to address  one of the common concerns shared by many media producers and video marketers who have no budget to license background music for their videos. Is this safe or legal to use free music that is abundant on the Web? As usual, the proper answer is – it depends. This post looks at some common situations and gives you simple answers. At the end I will give you a simple rule of thumb to help you decide if a particular piece of music is safe to use.

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Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Finding and Licensing Background Music for Corporate Video

Useful information to help you safely use legal background music in your corporate and marketing videos

MikS MusicHi and thanks for reading my next post! I put this list together using the emails I’m getting via the contact form, as well as some common posts in various video marketing and filmmaking forums I’ve been visiting over the past year of so. Hope you find this helpful. If you have more questions to add to the list, don’t hesitate to give me a shout!

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5 Important Things to Remember When Searching for Royalty Free Music for Your Video

If you are a Web or corporate video creator in need of professional background music for your videos, you may have heard that royalty free music is one of the most affordable and easiest options. In this post I will outline the top 5 facts that you should know before you start searching for your next royalty free music soundtrack. Continue reading 5 Important Things to Remember When Searching for Royalty Free Music for Your Video