Disadvantages of using Creative Commons music on Facebook
The main advantage of using music in your Facebook videos under this type of license is that it is free.
However, there are several disadvantages that you should take into account when deciding what kind of music to use in your videos:
In the vast majority of cases, you will not be able to use music under Creative Commons licenses in advertisements and commercial projects. Therefore, it is more common to use this type of music in personal projects.
In the few cases where you can use the music for commercial purposes, you must still mention the artist who created the piece of music, a practice that can have unprofessional overtones.
You will have no security or peace of mind regarding copyrights. In other words, if in the future the music track becomes copyrighted and Facebook opens a dispute against your content, you will not have a legal document stating that you can use that music track.
To avoid this type of problem, it is best to use licenses such as those of the platforms mentioned above.
However, if you still prefer to opt for free music, we recommend you take a look at the following websites:
In all of them, you will find music libraries with sound effects and songs of different musical genres.
However, it is essential that you read the terms of these free licenses within each of these pages, to be 100% sure that it is possible to use them in your personal Facebook videos without any problem.
Facebook Sound Collection: Facebook’s music library
Facebook itself also has its own sound collection, thanks to which you can add music and sound effects to your videos without fear of copyright infringement.
The Facebook sound collection is free. However, you should not expect a huge library or excellent music quality as you have at your disposal on other platforms.
You must also be aware that the music license granted is subject to Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.
This dictates that the content offered can only be used in videos that are created, uploaded and distributed only on Facebook and Instagram platforms.
Therefore, if you were planning to share your commercial videos on other social platforms such as YouTube, LinkedIn or Twitter, you will not be able to use the music from this library.
Promoting your products or services through videos is a fantastic idea, and doing it online is an even better idea.
However, to get the best results and convert users into customers, those videos must be promoted not only on your website but also on social networks.
And there is no better social network nowadays than Facebook.
In this platform it will be easier for you to find your potential customers, show them your particular solution and generate recurring sales.
But you already know that a video with a background voice will not be enough to generate the desired results.
It is necessary to accompany the message with the best background music.
The one that establishes a favorable mood in users, that activates their emotions and makes them desire your products or services.
This is something that top-level companies know how to do very well.
For a better understanding, take a look at the iPhone presentation videos that Apple has made over the last years.
Do you notice the subtle way the music accompanies the message?
Imagine being able to achieve the same effect with your Facebook videos?
The good news is that you can if you know where to get the perfect music.
And now you know the three best platforms on the market to find it.
With thousands of songs and sound effects that you can filter and search through at your convenience, these are the three most complete music libraries you can access.
All of them will provide you with:
The right music for your videos.
The licenses you need to comply with the law.
The peace of mind you are looking for when it comes to copyright.
In addition, with the services provided by these platforms, you will not only be complying with Facebook’s music policies, but you will also be saving a great amount of time when searching for music tracks on the Internet.
However, you have already seen that each of them has particular features that differentiate them from each other, as well as their private music collection that you won’t find anywhere else
Choose the one that best meets your needs and start creating Facebook videos that convert users into customers and sales.
It is quite possible that our users have already asked us the same question you are asking yourself right now.
So here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about music for Facebook.
Which is better: creating Facebook videos with free music or creating Facebook videos with copyright-free music?
It depends on the purpose of the video.
If the video is created by a company or to be published as an ad with Facebook Ads there is no discussion: it is essential then download your music from platforms such as Epidemic Sound, Envato Elements or Artlist.
If instead the video is going to be published on a personal account, we can be a little more condescending and use free music, but always as long as it is royalty free. Never use a famous song or a song of an artist who has not expressly published that his/her music is not copyrighted and can be used without any problem.
As we have said, the essential difference when choosing royalty-free music to put as music in your videos that you will post on Facebook or Instagram is basically the peace of mind that comes from purchasing a subscription.
What is Facebook Rights Manager?
Rights Manager is a music matching algorithm that allows Facebook to monitor at all times the videos uploaded to the platform that contain music.
This technology is used by artists and record labels to protect against copyright infringement.
There is no way to bypass this limitation.
Is Facebook‘s Rights Manager similar to YouTube’s Content ID?
You could say that both are practically the same thing.
However, if you want to learn more about the YouTube Content ID, click on the link to our explanatory guide.
In it you will find out what this algorithm is, how to eliminate possible disputes from YouTube and what are the best music solutions to avoid having your videos removed from the platform.
Apart from Epidemic Sound, Envato Elements and Artlist, are there other platforms where to download music for Facebook Ads?
Yes, there are many more platforms on the Internet with copyright-free music for Facebook.
These three we have chosen are the ones we consider the best in the industry based on our own experience.
However, if you want to know more platforms, we recommend you to take a look at our article about royalty-free music subscriptions services where you will find the 8 best portals to purchase music licenses for Facebook.
Pablo Olóndriz – Legis Music Founder-
Pablo Olóndriz founded Legis Music in 2016 and, since then, has been working non-stop on the online Royalty-Free industry, managing to build a great source of information for people who need amazing background music for their projects and videos.
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