If you are looking for royalty free music on Spotify, you are most likely looking for easy and safe to stream music that you can use as background music in your Twitch, YouTube or Mixer streams and avoid the hassle of downloading actual audio files.
As a general rule, there is royalty free music on Spotify with many playlists listed as royalty-free music. However, always verify the music is safe to stream as background music by checking for links to a website or music licence terms in the playlist description.
Many playlists on Spotify are listed as “royalty free music”, however, it is not reliable to trust a title alone. Do some digging to be 100% sure you are safe to use the music as you hoped
Secondly, if you are steaming background music in your content, you need to prove to Twitch, YouTube, Mixer or any other body that may ask, that you have permission to use the music.
If you pick a random royalty free music playlist on Spotify to use as background music in your Twitch streams, can you prove that you have permission to use that music?
It is necessary to check the profile of the playlist creator to ensure that they have the necessary rights to grant you permission to use the music. Some playlists have links to websites where you can view more information about how their royalty-free music on Spotify can be used, for example, www.streamertrax.com or www.louisebyrneusic.com
This is still an evolving area legally, and the world of music streaming, especially on Twitch, is still in flux with DMCA copyright strikes being issued regularly, but there is one golden rule when using royalty free music, be it on Spotify or any other site, and that is – do you have permission from the music artist to use the music in your content?
If you have permission from the music artist and can prove it, then you know you are in the best position to avoid the dreaded copyright strike and stream royalty free music from Spotify.
Royalty Free Music Playlist on Spotify
Below I share some genuine safe to use royalty free music that is available on all the major platforms, including Spotify, that ticks the following boxes:
- Safe to stream as background music in your content
- Comes with a downloadable music licence so you can prove that you have permission from the musical artist to stream the music as background music.
All this music is safe to stream on Twitch, YouTube & Mixer.
To prove you have been granted the right to use this music as background music in your streams, you can download a streaming licence from www.streamertrax.com, or view my stream page for more information.
Royalty Free Music – Fantasy Music – Spotify
Royalty Free Music – Retro Game Music – Spotify
Royalty Free Music – Futuristic Music – Spotify
Can you use royalty free music from Spotify on Twitch?
If you are looking for royalty free music on Spotify that is safe to stream on Twitch, you must have permission to use the music from the music copyright holder.
Spotify is just a music streaming platform. It does not hold any musical rights to any songs.
Think of Spotify as one big music library for listening only. If you pay to access Spotify, you are paying to listen to music not to license or use the music in content.
As regards using music on Twitch, as long as the music meets the Twitch music guidelines, Twitch does not seem to mind where you find that music. In a nutshell, you must have permission to use the music from the music copyright holder.
In summary, Spotify is a streaming platform only and has no authority over music copyright. It is purely for listening to music. To use royalty free music safely on Twitch, you music have permission from the music copyright holder.
There is a deeper debate about using Spotify itself as a platform on Twitch and whiter this is technically legal or against the general terms and conditions of Spotify. (I am not talking about music here, I am talking about the actual application of Spotify). I have asked Spotify to comment on this but I have yet to get any confirmation, so for me, this is still unclear.
Is there free royalty free music?
High-quality free royalty free music can be found and is a great resource for streamers.
To download free royalty free music that is DMCA safe and good to use on Twitch, Mixer or YouTube in your game streams, check out the link below to my own music library.
This free royalty-free music comes with a full music licence in PDF format so you can prove to Twitch, Mixer or YouTube that you have permission to use this music as background music in your streams.
How do you know if a song is copyright free on Spotify?
To check if a song is copyright free on Spotify, click on the three dots next to a song and select “show credits”. The names listed will be the artists and individuals involved with the song and typically, to whom copyright belongs.
Copyright-free or “no-copyright music” is very difficult to find as all songs, once recorded or written down has copyright applied.
Personally, I am not a fan of the term “copyright free” as I feel it is very misleading to music users however many artists and major record labels such as Spinnin’ Records, use this term.
It is very difficult to find truly copyright free music unless you check public domain music collections.
Perhaps what streamers are really looking for is safe to use, hassle-free music for Twitch, Mixer and YouTube and the term “copyright free” implies this?
Again, it is all about proving that you have permission to use the music, even for the music on Spotify called “copyright free”. You need to find music that you have permission to use in your content in order to ensure it is stream safe.
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