Reinventing music licensing for content creators
Tired of using the same old songs in your videos? Know that you are not alone. At Lickd, we believe that you shouldn't settle for a limited selection of the same old music libraries for your work, just to avoid a copyright lawsuit. That's exactly why we launched music licensing platform Lickd, to reinvent music for content creators.
On Lickd, you'll find over 1 million songs from the biggest artists and labels, as well as over 100,000 top-picked tracks waiting to be licensed for YouTube.
What makes Lickd unique is that we work directly with the biggest record labels in the world, not just music production companies. This means that the music available on Lickd includes thousands of famous songs by famous artists likeI,David Guetta,rita moles,XXXTENTACIONand more. You can finally use the songs you listen to on major streaming platforms like Spotify, iTunes, Deezer and Apple Music in your videos without any complaints.
Want better background music for YouTube videos? Get music from popular artists with Lickd
Forget the same old, sold-out libraries of royalty-free or royalty-free music for your YouTube videos. Get real songs from the top charts of famous artists likeAna Marija, mabel,Becky HilleDisclosurefast, simple and cheap. Lickd puts tens of thousands of songs at your fingertips in various genres such as drum & bass, hip hop, house, indie, pop, punk and more. Plus, we've curated an extensive collection of the best music available under our 'Essentials' subscription, so you have both at your fingertips. This is really the only place you will ever need to comemusic licenses for content creators.
The struggle to find quality music for your videos is finally over!
easy to license
Licensingmusic for your YouTube videosit's quick and easy, and Lickd offers two ways to upload your music without a request to YouTube. Simply sign up for Lickd using the Google Account linked to your YouTube channel, start searching for the artist, genre or topic you're looking for, and add the song you want to your cart.
- For chart music, you just need to check the license. Yes, it really is that simple.
- For stock music, simply subscribe to the Lickd stock subscription and select the songs you want to use. Your subscription is free for 14 days!
Creators on almost every platform, including YouTube,Muscle contraction,Facebook,Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Snapchat – will be able to use Essentials on any content they create, including branded sponsored content.
With all that Lickd'spricesfor songs on the charts is based on the average number of views their content receives, making music licensing accessible to creators of all sizes.
Sign up now for instant access, you also get 25% off your first ladder license!
We have two completely unique pricing structures depending on the type of music you add to your YouTube channel.
Music Chart Licensing for YouTube - Low Cost
Your unique price is based on the average number of views of your most recent submissions. When you sign up, we'll check your 50 most recent videos to determine your average number of views and apply our pricing model accordingly. This is so you never have to pay more for music than you can afford, and smaller creators won't have to pay the same amount as the biggest YouTube stars. Seems fair?
Game Changing Songs for YouTube - FREE for 14 days
For our "better than stock" music library, things work a little differently. Since all songs are high-quality stock, you don't have to pay for individual licenses. All of our high-quality YouTube music costs just £10 / $15 / €12 per month, and your subscription covers unlimited tracks for your YouTube content.
Lickd's Guide to YouTube Music Stock
Until now, you may have always used simple music in your videos - we get it, that probably seemed like the only option. But now Lickd exists!
With Lickd, you can find the best and most up-to-date music in stock and finally get the music you know and love. All at low prices and without fear of copyright claims. Plus, it's proven to increase all your metrics, including views, engagement, subscribers, and ultimately ad revenue!
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How to get music for YouTube videos
There are several options when looking for music for your video project. First of all, you can access royalty-free music. Royalty-free libraries include songs that you can use as many times as you want, and you don't pay a fee every time the song is used. This usually means that the royalty-free music is not as high quality as the music you hear on the radio, and you won't find popular songs by famous artists. With many libraries, you'll still have to pay a one-time fee up front, and you'll only be able to select unknown songs.
But Lickd is different.All of our stock music is produced to the highest possible quality and has low ongoing subscription costs. In addition, you'll also find thousands of songs from top-selling artists on Lickd.It's the only place where you can get an unbeatable combination of stock and chart music for YouTube creators.
Lickd is the best way to find high quality music for your channel. All you have to do is create an account and choose from 1 million songs from the biggest artists in the world, as well as all the music you need.
What music can you use in your YouTube videos?
Whenever you add music to your YouTube videos, there are a number of hurdles to jump through before you can monetize them. The music you use must be officially licensed or free of copyright or royalty. If you use music that doesn't meet these requirements, you risk losing ad revenue at best. In the worst case scenario, YouTube may strike your channel for copyright infringement and remove all of your content from the platform. Be sure to avoid copyright claims by only using music for which you have legal permission.
Traditionally, YouTube creators have relied on many different places for their music, but with Lickd's unique offering, they can find everything they need in one place. YouTube's own royalty-free music archive, theYouTube audio library, is an option to avoid copyright issues on your content, but this and similar libraries will never include real music from your favorite artists. This is where Lickd is completely unique!
Lickd gives you access to tens of thousands of the world's biggest songs by famous music artists, along with a carefully curated library of stock music. The same songs you listen to every day on sites like Spotify or Apple Music. It's very easy to license those songs for your latest vlog or video.
How to choose the right background music for your YouTube videos
Now that you have all this amazing music at your fingertips and don't have to worry about copyright lawsuits, choosing the right songs for your videos can seem daunting. Choosing the right background music for your video depends on a number of factors unique to you and your content, but it's worth considering the following:
- Work out the main message of your video and find a song to support it – lyrics or tone.
- Think about the mood you want to create for your audience
- Understand the role you want music to play in your video. Is it just there as a background soundtrack or is it the key to your story?
- Consider the genres that best suit your type of content
- Do you want different music for different parts of your video or just one song?
- Consider your audience and what the music is saying to them
- Know your budget and only use the music you're entitled to
For more guidance on choosing the right music for your YouTube videos, check out oursvideo guide for music selectionand subscribeLickd channel with audio editing tutorialsfor more helpful tips and tricks.
Video examples of using Lickd music licenses
Using the right music in your videos can instantly improve your audience's viewing experience and keep them coming back for more. Check out how professional creators Lily and Joe use Lickd Music to connect with their followers and bring their content to life.
Fitness influencer Lily Sabri uses Lickd's popular songs to help her 2,000,000+ subscriber base through HIIT workouts. Imagine trying to get through that sweat session withoutHit singl Anne-Marie 'Alarm’.
Chris Dixon (ChrisMD) uses some of Lickd's best songs from artists like Disclosure and Imagine Dragons to take their soccer videos to the next level. With over 5.3 million subscribers, if he had copyright issues he'd be in trouble, but using Lickd means he can quickly and cheaply license music from some of the top artists on the Billboard 100 without any problems. These killer soundtracks give your content an edge over the competition and increase engagement with your fans.
Join the footsteps of Lilly and Chris andexpand your channelwith mainstream music for your YouTube videos!
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