Every Kickstarter project needs an opening video for those behind an idea to communicate their project to potential backers. It can be a simple talking head, proof of concept or a fully fledged campaign drive to show off just what the project is all about.
To accompany your Kickstarter video, you’ll need music. If you’re kicking off a new professional venture, the last thing you want is to run the risk of copyright infringement on commercial music. There’s a variety of ways to access music to use in your Kickstarter video.
Find free music online
There is music online available for free, but do you know where it came from and who owns the rights to this music? Unless you definitively know the supplier/source and clearance of the music your video could be flagged and removed at any time so it’s not worth the risk. Read more on why it’s a bad idea to source ‘free music’ here.
Use free music from the YouTube library
YouTube recently launched a limited, but free library of music to choose from for users to add music to their videos that won’t be flagged with copyright strikes. The condition of use is that adverts will be displayed alongside your content, and even before/during the video, which isn’t ideal if they’re potentially competitor products/services being promoted in front of your project.
What’s the best solution?
License Royalty Free Music
Beatsuite.com is a royalty free production music library specializing in copyright free music licensing for use in Kickstarter and IndieGoGo videos. Our Standard License permits the use of any music track in our library for a fixed fee that lasts in perpetuity. This means you can put the music with your video on Kickstarter/IndieGoGo, and distribute it online across any video platform such as YouTube and Vimeo without the worry of copyright infringement, flags or advertising.
We have thousands of royalty free music tracks across a range of exciting categories and themes that will give your Kickstarter/IndieGoGo video the lift it needs to communicate your message to backers and supporters.
Each music track can be previewed and downloaded before purchase, and when you’ve decided on a music track, simply add to basket and checkout. You’ll receive a download email instantly after purchase.