How to Find No Copyrighted Music in YouTube

The issue of music usage on videos uploaded to YouTube channels can be a problem that haunts YouTubers especially when the channel they have is intended to be monetized.

How can YouTube detect videos containing music content that has copyright? The answer is a system called Content ID. This technology was introduced several years ago using video identification technology consisting of audio and video matching tools with the ability to detect every video uploaded to YouTube. Next, the content owners can set Content ID to block material from YouTube or allow the video to remain live but the revenue of advertisement will go to the copyright owners.

How to Find No Copyrighted Music in YouTube?

The best place to get no copyrighted music is on the YouTube Audio Library which is managed by YouTube itself. So we should be able to get more certain protection and security from YouTube directly.

How to download music files is also very easy. In the list of free music available, you can try listening to the music first by pressing the [Play] icon in the sample track. If you like it then you press the [Download] icon to download and save the file (in MP3 format) to your computer’s storage folder.

Not only that but in the YouTube Audio Library, sound effects are also available which can also be used freely by YouTubers without worrying about being exposed to copyright claims. Collection of sound effects with MP3 format is also quite a lot so that it can meet the needs of various types of background sound needed in the composition of the video that you make.

2 (Two) Type of Free-License Attribution

Basically, music that does not have copyright can be used in YouTube video composition divided into 2 (two) free license statuses:

(1) attribution required

For license types with attribution required, YouTubers can use the song and monetize the video but they should include the credit title in the video decryption.

For example, in a song called Exotic Battle, the copyright owner requires YouTubers to include the statement as follows:

Exotic Battle by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100451
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

(2) attribution not required

In this type of attribution not required license, YouTubers do not have any obligation to include information in the video that will be uploaded to YouTube. It can be said that this type of license is the safest to use in YouTube video composition because it has no risk whatsoever, including when the video is registered in the YouTube monetization program.

To sort music that has this type of attribution, you need to first change the selection on the [All licenses] button to [Attribution not required].

For example, in the music titled Luxery, there is a brief description, “You’re free to use this song and monetize your video.” This means you don’t need to include any information in the video description that you made on the YouTube channel.


When you want to upload videos to YouTube and want to be registered in the monetization program, make sure the license status of the music that you use in the composition of the video that you make. This is useful for saving potential income that you will get from the YouTube monetization program. And the best place to look for music of this type is on YouTube itself. You just explore this music from various types of genres, moods, instruments, and duration, at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.