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The fact is that unless your video is only for your personal use (as in, not sharing it online anywhere) you must get permission from the copyright holder to use any music on YouTube.
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But where do sites like YouTube fit in? Syncing music to visuals adds a layer of complexity: if you want to sync up someone else’s song to images/video, you need a special license called a sync license. And if you want to use an existing recording, you will need permission from both the owner of the recording and of the song.
If you plan to include copyright-protected material in your video, you’ll generally need to seek permission to do so first. YouTube cannot grant you these rights and we're unable to assist creators in finding and contacting the parties who may be able to grant them to you. You may wish to consult a qualified attorney if you have questions about the use of copyright-protected material. Also, YouTube offers a free Audio Library with music that creators can use in their YouTube videos.