What should I do if I have a copyright claim on Youtube or Facebook?

Visit this page to know more about YouTube Copyright Notices:


Youtube & Facebook uses recognition software that scans the music in your video to see if you used copyrighted material. We do not register our tracks in this system so if you have a claim it is whether a "false positive" (the software is wrong) or that someone try to steal our music.
Please do the following:

  • Contest the Claim! Do not remove your video. If you receive a warning from Facebook/Instagram telling that your video is muted because you may be using copyrighted content, please click on "Restore Audio".
  • When Youtube ask you for a reason check: "I have a license or written permission from the proper rights holder to use this material"
  • In the comments put a link where you have downloaded the track. If you have bought a license attach your license certificate.
  • Contact us with all the details about the claim: track title, composer, name, company, label that have registered the track. This way we can do something from our side.


Can I use your music for Facebook?

Yes you can use our music in your Facebook videos, however you cannot registered videos to the Facebook Rights Manager Service. Because of a flaw of Facebook's copyright protection software that would keep other users to use our music.


Can I make a song or a remix with Bensound's music?

NO! Our music is meant to be used for multimedia projects such as videos and web applications. For both the free license and the pro licenses, it is forbidden to make a song, a remix and/or to use our music for music production. You can however adapt the music for your film or video by cutting, fading, editing the length or adding voice over.

Can you compose original music for my project?

Due to lack of time we usually don't accept to compose original music unless it is a very interesting project.

Can I edit, modify or transform the music?

You can adapt the music for your project by editing the length or changing the sound. However you can not make a song, a re-mix or produce your own music with our music.

Music Submission

Do you accept music submission? is now accepting Artist submission. To apply send us a link to listen to your music. Due to the volume of submission we will get in touch with you only if you are accepted.

FREE License

Can I use your music for free?

Yes! But you need to credit us (Mention in your project) and respect the Free License Terms.
You can find the type of authorized projects here: Licensing Comparison Chart


If you do not want to credit or if you want to support this website you can buy a license on the track pages (click on the track picture).

Do I need to ask you the authorization to use your music?

No, as long as you credit and respect the license you don't need to ask me.
License chart


What is the proper way to give credits?

For Online videos and Live Streaming, please mention in the video description. The crediting text is up to you. Examples way to credit us: "Music:" or "Music by"

For Social media, you can use the social media tag to credit us: Music from @bensound, Music by #bensound,...

PRO Licenses

Do the Pro Licenses allow me to use your music on several projects?

If you produce your own videos: Yes.
If you produce videos for clients then you must buy a license for each client.

Can I specify a license holder different from my billing name?

Yes, during checkout, in the "Payment Method" tab you can specify the license holder in the "Licensee" input.

Do I have to credit if I buy a License?

No, credits are optional if you buy a Pro License.

License Choice

Which license allow me to use your music for Social Media?

If you don't use the social media paid advertising then the standard or free license with credits is enough, otherwise buy the extended license.


What is the Bensound Subscription?

Subscribing allow you to have access to our entire library during one year in both mp3 and wav format. For each track you will get a license certificate that authorize you to use the tracks without credits.

Note: You will have access to all the track listed included the ones with the blue button. But you won't get hidden tracks that are not listed on



How do I download the tracks after having subscribed?

Once the subscription is purchased you will be able to download the files and the certificates individually for each track by browsing into the music categories.

How long is the license valid for subscription?

You can download all the tracks and license certificates during one year of the subscription period but the licenses for the tracks are valid forever. That means that even after the end of the subscription period you can use the downloaded tracks forever.

Will my 1 year subscription renew automatically?

Renewal is not automatic, it will expire after one year. You won't be charged again unless you decide to pay for the renewal.

Audio Podcast & Audio Only Projects

Why audio podcasts and audio only projects are not allowed?

Using our music for audio podcasts or audio only projects is not permitted because it leads to copyright issues. Most web services that deal with audio can't make a difference between a music file and a podcast using a music file. The consequence is that it leads to people being blocked from using our music in their videos.
The use for Audio Podcast is not allowed with any license or subscription plan.


How can I pay?

We only accept payments by cards or Paypal.

My payment card is not accepted, why?

We don't have control over the payment process, if you card is refused then try with another card or pay with a Paypal account.

How will the charge appear on my credit card statement?

If you choose the payment by Card the transaction will appear on your statement as "Bensound Music" or "Bens. Music".

About VAT

The VAT (Value Added Tax) is due when buyers are in the European Union.

- If you are a European customer without a valid VAT ID  taxes will be added to your order.
- If you are a European with a valid VAT ID please fill the number at registration to avoid the VAT charge. If you forgot to fill the VAT at registration please contact us prior to purchase, Vat can't be refunded after purchase.


Can I download your music from an ipad or an iphone?

No, you will need to use a computer.