22 comments
Matt E.
Matt E.

I've not done anything commercial, but I have spent a great deal of time wrangling PD and royalty-free music for some personal projects.

Jon
Jon

I no longer use unlicensed music.

Toni
Toni

I only use licensed music for publicly shown videos.

Dean
Dean

I have used unlicensed music before but not for anything commercial or that I received payment for.

Josh
Josh

I have used unlicensed and licensed music. I hate to use unlicensed music...so now I have no excuse.

Aimee
Aimee

Before we became an official business we used unlicensed music because we really didn't think it was a big deal. We started doing some research and found a ton of stuff on what it really means to use licensed music. After that we started doing things the right way and will continue to do so through websites like Music Bed. I don't want to take any chances.

Vlad
Vlad

I always used unlicensed music in my videos, after I won some free music at WEVA from Triple Scoop Music.

Brent Pierce
Brent Pierce

I've always used unlicensed music in my stuff. OOPS!

Maciek
Maciek

I don't really create films. at this stage of my life (even though, I am currently in pre production for a short, 10 or so minute romance drama). I currently make online vlogs, and such, and pretty much everyone of them has some sort of Royalty free music in it! :)

Cody
Cody

We do the right thing... license from the music bed!

Brian
Brian

I have used some unliscensed music in the past, but going forward I will not be using any.

Brian
Brian

Haven't used unlicensed music in any production movies. Though I have used it in personal stuff, or to test how it will work in something. Always buy the license when it is finalized though.

Tiffany Russell
Tiffany Russell

I try not to use unlicensed music in the work that I do unless it is for personal use and the only people seeing it would be family.

Ryushi Lindsay
Ryushi Lindsay

I absolutely never use unlicensed music in my films. Luckily I know a lot of brilliant local musicians who are always happy to contribute something.

kathleen frank
kathleen frank

since i am a small business, i use licensed music for all of my films :)

Brian
Brian

I used to use unlicensed music for wedding films, but have revamped that to only use licensed music now. And I love it...sites like The Music Bed help me find really great songs that I (and the couple I'm filming for) have probably never heard before. It's a win-win.

Luke Malanga
Luke Malanga

In the past, I used unlicensed music all the time, but now that I am starting to monetize off my videos, I can't.

Justin
Justin

I try not to use unlicensed music these days now that I am a professional. When I was a student it was a different story.

ken
ken

I have not done a film at this time so I gotta say zero.