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How to get Royalty Free Music for making a YouTube video

When making a video for YouTube, you will find that the background music is a thorny issue. Sometimes, you  can not upload videos to YouTube successfully, even you can upload it to YouTube, it will put an ad on your video. What’s worse, you videos will be deleted from YouTube. One of the reasons may be that you are using copyrighted songs as background music. Your safest bet is to use Royalty Free songs as background music for YouTube videos.

How to get Royalty Free Music

Actually, there are some tremendous resources of music licensed under “Creative Commons”, which are in many cases available for free, and is legal to use.Google “Creative Commons music” or “Royalty Free music” , you will get many pages which will show you free music or ways to get free music.

After digging, I got some pretty good websites which offer free music, such as http://www.jamendo.com/en/, http://incompetech.com/,  http://www.audionautix.com/, http://ccmixter.org/, http://freepd.com,  http://royaltyfreeinstrumentals.com/. Some artiests offer their music to this website for free. Sometimes, you need to give the artists credit to use their songs.

Find the songs you need and  download them to your computer. Then you can listen to the music on your computer or use the music as background music for YouTube videos.

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How to create YouTube videos with Creative Commons music

With free music , you can make YouTube videos without worrying about Ads or deleting or accounts suspending problems. However, you still need to reply on YouTube video maker to create videos with music. Here I will recommend twp YouTube video makers—DVD Photo Slideshow(for Windows) and  Photo Slideshow Director HD(for iPad) .

1. Create YouTube music videos with photos on PC

Referring to video maker for Windows, you may think of Windows Movie Maker, Photo Story, DVD slideshow GUI . Yes, there are many software you can use to make videos.  However, after comparing, I like DVD Photo Slideshow most for its powerful functions and easy-to-use feature.

Import photos and music from  your computer, choose a theme template, preview the video, then choose the output format and export the video for YouTube. It is just so easy.

The software will automatically apply random transitions between photos and pan&zoom on photos. This can save much work. However you can change transitions and pan&zoom with ones you like. Besides, it supports multiple video formats, such as mp4, avi, flv, 3gp, swf, mov, mkv,even HD video. So you can save the photo video for your ipad, iphone, PSP etc.  If you like, you can burn the photo video to a DVD for watching on TV.

Once you get to know it, you will love it.

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2. Create YouTube music video with photos on iPad

If you have an iPad, you can transfer the Royalty Free music from PC to iPad, and use your photos and music to create a video for YouTube with Photo Slideshow Director HD.

First , you need to move Creative Commons music  to iPad from computer.You can sync computer music to iPad with iTunes following the steps below.

  • Open iTunes on your computer and drag music to iTunes music library.
  • Connect iPad to computer, Check  “Manually manage music and videos” (Click iPad name->Summary->Option->Manually manage music and videos).
  • Click the triangle before the iPad name, you can see the Music icon .
  • Drag music from iTunes music library to iPad “Music” library under your iPad name.
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Then you can use Photo Slideshow Director HD to convert your photos to stunning YouTube video within minutes.  Add photos  from your iPad photo albums or Picasa/ Flickr/ Facebook web albums to the app, import several pieces of free music. You can use its photo editor to edit your photos, involving enhance effects, rotate photos, crop, remove red eye, adjust brightness and contrast, set sharpness etc.

Once photos are imported, the app will apply random transitions between them. However you can click the dices between photos to change transitions. The software provides many beautiful album themes, tap the magnifier icon to open the themes and choose one you like.

You can tap the “Setting” on the right top corner to set transitions and slides duration. To make music and photos keep pace with each other, tap the synchronization icon(looks like a clock) to sync slideshow time to music time.

After customizing the video, tap the “Export” icon and Save movie to YouTube. Then it gets started to encode video and upload it to YouTube directly.

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