No, not really! There is a very common misconception online that you can use 5, 10, 15 or 30 seconds of a copyrighted music track without committing copyright infringement. Yet this is very far from the truth!
If the song you want to use is a copyrighted music track and you don’t have permission from the owner, you cannot use any part of that song for any purpose. Using only 5 seconds of a copyrighted song is the same as using the entirety of it: You will be committing copyright infringement.
If you want to use a short duration of the song, you will still need to ask for the permission of the copyright owner. Moreover, you will also need to pay for each time you use, play, or perform that song.
If you don’t want to deal with this hassle or pay for each and every time you use a music track, you can opt for using non copyrighted, royalty free tracks. You purchase these songs once and gain the right to use it any way, any number of times you want. From commercial projects to personal projects, you can use non copyrighted songs freely without committing copyright infringement.
You can use royalty free, non copyrighted songs in your YouTube videos, Instagram posts, TikToks, Twitch streams, advertisements, vlogs, podcasts and so much more. After you purchase the non copyrighted, royalty free song you want to use, you can use it in one or many videos and projects.
If you are looking for songs you can use in your videos, take a closer look at our royalty free song library here on Snapmuse. You can browse by genre, mood, and artist to find exactly what you are looking for.