How to Prevent Copyright Claims on the Background Music of Videos Posted to YouTube

Preventing YouTube channels from being claimed by music copyright can be said to be a challenge, because copyright protection is part of the law. However, the following suggestions can help minimize or avoid music copyright claims:

Use original content: Create and upload your own original content so you don’t infringe other people’s copyrights. Original content can be music, video, images, etc.

Use copyright-free music: Select those copyright-free music that are exclusively for use in licenses. There are many websites that provide free music resources where you can find suitable background music, such as Creative Commons or the copyright-free music library.

Obtain authorization: If you would like to use specific music in your channel, you can obtain authorization by contacting the rights holder. This may involve paying royalties, but it ensures you are using the music legally.

Use the YouTube Music Library: YouTube itself offers an extensive library of free music for creators to use. These music can be directly selected in the video editor, which can avoid copyright issues.

Avoid popular songs: Avoid popular and popular songs, as these usually receive more copyright monitoring.

Music available in the public domain: Look for music whose copyrights have expired or are in the public domain, making it free to use.

Make your own music: If you are capable of making music, making your own music is the safest bet so you will have full copyright.

Video clips: Try using snippets of music instead of full songs, while adding other sound effects and music to the video to reduce reliance on the main music.

Note that while the above methods may help reduce copyright issues, they are not a complete guarantee against copyright claims. In the event of a copyright claim, you have the option of negotiating with the copyright holder, providing appropriate arguments to explain the legality of your use of the music, or modifying it to comply with copyright claims, depending on your situation. For complex situations, it is best to seek professional legal counsel or expert advice.