We have licensed the music that we provide in the Pearl app for your videos. The music is under a royalty-free music license with no attribution required obtained from YouTube’s Audio Library of free music. The music license gives us the rights for you to use the music tracks on both commercial and non-commercial projects that are both of a personal or professional nature, including YouTube videos and sharing to social services like Facebook. However, you cannot use or resell the individual music tracks by themselves. They must be included as part of your Pearl videos.
Please note, however, that not all of the music is exclusive to Pearl. The music artists have made their music available on the service we use, but they also sell their music through other channels. Because of this, YouTube and Facebook have algorithms that will sometimes detect these music tracks in videos as an incorrect copyright violation and a third party will place a claim on the video so that monetization from the video pays royalties to the copyright holder.
In the case of Facebook, they may request that your video is flagged and removed, which is a mistake. The Facebook algorithm also sometimes detects that someone else has a protected video that is using the same royalty-free music that you selected for your video. The algorithm isn’t intelligent enough to detect that the video is not the same. It simply recognizes a match based on the music. Yes, kind of ridiculous. We know.
For Facebook, you can immediately contest this and let them know that you are using an app that has licensed the music for royalty-free use. Typically, this will immediately reinstate your video. But, if you have any issues, please contact us at [email protected] and we will contact them.
YouTube usually will leave your video posted, but will notify you that the music owner will receive revenue from ads against that video. If you would like, this can also be contested. We are able to contact third-party claimants directly to have the claims removed so that you’re able to monetize or not monetize the videos at your discretion.
We apologize for the inconvenience and frustration this may have caused.