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The information provided in this comparison table is accurate as of May 2023 and is based on the free tier of Slip.stream, the Personal plan from Epidemic Sound, and the Music & SFX plan from Artlist. Please note that prices and features may vary between different plans and are subject to change
Royalty-free music" refers to music that can be used without paying ongoing royalties or fees for each use, display, broadcast, or performance. However, this does not necessarily mean the music is free. Often, you would pay a one-time fee to obtain the rights to use the music. At Slip.stream, we provide users with 65,000 tracks 100% free for personal use.
This is particularly important due to YouTube's Content ID system, which automatically scans uploaded videos against a database of copyrighted content. If a match is found, YouTube can take various actions based on the preferences of the copyright holder. These could range from blocking the video or muting its audio to monetizing the video by placing ads on it, with revenue going to the copyright holder rather than the uploader. Therefore, to avoid copyright infringement issues and maintain control over their content, many creators choose to use royalty-free music.
The best way to avoid copyright claims is to create and use your own original content. If you want to use someone else’s music, make sure you get permission. Normally, getting permission or licenses from record labels is expensive for YouTube content creators.
With our Free plan you get up to 5 downloads per month, access to all 70,000 music tracks and 60,000 sound effects for use in your personal video content, and our powerful AI search engine and thousands of curated playlists to help you pinpoint the perfect track for your content.
With options as low as $7.99/month, you get unlimited downloads, access to all 70,000 music tracks and 60,000 sound effects, premium tracks from labels, .WAV and stem files, plus no attribution is required when using our music in your content.
A commercial plan is needed to cover the licenses needed for client work to avoid muting or copyright strikes.