Uploading music to YouTube: what you need to know
I wish to upload music content to a video platform such as YouTube. What do I need to consider?
We granted exploitation rights based on the licence agreement we concluded with YouTube. This means that music subject to a GEMA licence may be uploaded since YouTube is paying a licence fee governed by the agreement. Neither the author/publisher nor the channel owner must notify us of the video upload. The licence fees are also paid by YouTube itself to us, not by the channel owner.
Please note that you may have to obtain other necessary rights directly from the rightsholders, independently of the licensing process with us. By way of example, we want to mention neighbouring rights/master rights (label) when you use original master recordings and film synchronisation rights/adaptation rights (usually the music publisher) at this point.
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