Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be able to monetize my videos when using music from the thematic library?

Yes! You can monetize all of your videos featuring music from our library as long as you are a member of thematic. Your videos will not be claimed for the music.

Can I use this music in my videos outside of YouTube (ie on Vimeo, Facebook, Dailymotion)?

Right now you can only use our music in your YouTube videos, but we plan on expanding to other video platforms in the near future. We’ll keep you posted!

Why are some tracks marked “Apply”?

We’ve heard your request for including more Top 40 artists on Thematic and we’re working to make that happen! Because the rights for those songs usually have multiple owners and complex rights situations, we need to include those songs in our library on an “approval” basis. So if you’re interested in featuring the song in your video, just click that “Apply” button and we’ll run it through the necessary teams. These are approved on a case-by-case basis and you’ll get a response from us via email within a week of your Apply request.

Can I request music to be included in thematic’s library?

Absolutely! We’re always looking for great new artists to include in our library. Send us your requests to

Is there a limit to the number of tracks I can use every month?

Nope! You’re welcome to use however many tracks you would like so long as you are actively promoting the artists.

I received a claim on my video for the music, what do I do?

Please “dispute” the claim and include the following message: “I am a member of thematic and have a license to use this music in my video. Please email for any questions.” You’re welcome to email us at if you have any questions about this process.

What promotional link to do I need to include in my video description?

Please include the promotional track link that is provided on your “Downloads” page in each of your videos featuring that song. This is required if you do not want your videos to be claimed for the music.

I'm having issues downloading the music, what can I do?

Please email us at for any technical issues using the site.

How can I submit my music to be part of the thematic library?

We’d love to hear your music! Please submit your music here.

Can I submit music to thematic if I'm signed to a record label or have a publishing deal?

Yes, but you would need them to agree to the terms of our platform. You can read that on our artist sign-up page here.

Who owns my music if I submit it to thematic?

You do. We do not take ownership of any of the music submitted to our library.

Can I upload cover songs?

You can only submit cover songs to thematic if the publishers and writers of the song agree to the terms of our platform. You can read that on our artist sign-up page here.

Can I upload remixes?

You can only submit remixed songs to thematic if the original master owners and publishers and writers of the song agree to the terms of our platform. You can read that on our artist sign-up page here.

How much does it cost to have my music be part of thematic?

Absolutely nothing! Consider us free promotion for your music.

How long does it take for my music to be live on thematic?

All songs go through a review process with the thematic team. Each submission is listened to and most songs are live on our site within 7 days of submission.

What is user-generated content (UGC)?

UGC stands for user-generated content. In our system, that means any videos (other than your own and those posted by the thematic creators) that contain your music on YouTube.

What's the revenue split on UGC?

While your music is active in thematic, we will pass through 100% of any revenue collected from user-generated videos.

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