Last week, I made a mistake in one of my posts. Did you spot it?
That might be a little bit hard to read, so here’s the thing: I stated that if you used Kevin MacLeod’s music, you couldn’t use advertisements on your video. That statement, it turns out, was completely and utterly wrong.
If I had bothered to look at MacLeod’s FAQ, I would have seen that he clearly states anyone can use his music, even if they use ads on their videos. Instead, I had been totally focused on making sure I didn’t get caught up in a mess with copyright and usage, I avoided his site completely. (What can I say, I like his music so much I’d be afraid I’d never leave!)
And here’s the part where I explain myself!
I almost never use work that is in Creative Commons. I haven’t had need to in a long time. the last time I used it, including MacLeod’s music, I specifically avoided putting ads on the video, because it was a book trailer. That, and the fact that the rest of the material prohibited the use of monetization.
So there you have it!
If you’re looking to make videos for YouTube, ignore my previous warning against adverts, and enjoy the music of Kevin MacLeod.