A sync license is needed if you want to put music to a moving image – to synchronize the music to a video – whether that’s film, TV, video games, YouTube, Facebook… the list goes on! You’re going to need a sync license.
Let’s say you’ve got a great video for YouTube but it needs some spicing up with a bit of music.
You decide to download In Your Eyes (feat. Katie McConnell) by Axero from Amazon – Great choice!
You’ve edited the music to where you want it to be in your video, and you’re just about to hit the button to publish your new creation.
Stop right there!
You may have paid to listen to the track in your own collection, but this doesn’t give you a license or rights to use it in your public videos.
This is where you’re going to have to obtain a sync license.
For years, sync licenses have been obtained by purchasing a single license for each track you want to use. Depending on the artist, that can cost some serious bucks.
Take The Rolling Stones. NBC paid them a whopping $500,000 to use (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction for only a few seconds on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.
We believe that the old school approach to sync licensing doesn’t quite work with modern music and creators, which is why we created Synchedin.
For full royalty free sync licensing, sign up to Synchedin today!