Are you attempting to use a sound on TikTok but receiving the error message, “This sound is not licensed for commercial use”? You may have been able to use every song in the past, but you are unable to use the majority of them in the present. Or perhaps you switched accounts and are no longer able to use most songs. Many TikTok users experience the “This sound isn’t licensed for commercial use” error, so you’re not alone.
Why did the “This sound is not licenced for commercial use” Error Appear?
Because your account is a business account, you received the “This sound isn’t licensed for commercial use” error. If you have a business account, you will no longer be able to use mainstream music on TikTok. Businesses and organizations will no longer be able to use mainstream songs on TikTok after early May 2020. In other words, if you have a business account, you are no longer permitted to use popular songs in your videos. TikTok announced the release of the Commercial Music Library for businesses in early May 2020. Businesses were no longer allowed to use mainstream music or songs on TikTok as a result of the change. From that point forward, businesses can only use royalty-free music from the Commercial Music Library in their content.
“While businesses will not be able to access the entire music library, they will be able to access user-uploaded sounds.” In their videos, businesses can now only use royalty-free music and user-uploaded sounds. Many TikTok users who have previously used mainstream music for their business have been irritated by the update. Dave Jorgenson (the Washington Post TikTok guy) announced the change on Twitter.
He stated that he was only made aware of the change after one of his TikTok videos was not published. Dave was upset by the change because he could no longer use his favorite song(s) in his content. Trending songs are used on TikTok to help users get more likes on their videos. Having said that, the change will have a negative impact on businesses and organizations. This is due to the fact that businesses will now have to come up with even more creative ideas in order to keep up with the latest trends. As a result, their engagement rate will naturally decrease as TikTok gives more weight to trending songs. However, the change does not affect regular TikTok users or TikTok stars.
How to Fix “This sound isn’t licensed for commercial use” on TikTok
To fix the “This sound isn’t licensed for commercial use” error on TikTok, you’ll have to switch back to a personal account. As of May 2020, if you use a business account, you will be unable to use mainstream songs on TikTok. To use mainstream songs again, go to your account settings and switch to a personal account.
You received the error message because you most likely previously switched to a business account. To use popular songs on TikTok again, you must change your account from a business to a personal one. This will allow you to use popular songs in your TikTok videos. You can change your account to a personal one in your settings.
Here’s how to fix “This sound isn’t licensed for commercial use” on TikTok:
Open the TikTok app on your phone.
Tap the “triple-dots” icon in the upper-right corner of your profile.
Next, select “Manage account”.
Select “Switch to Personal Account,” then “Switch Back.”
It will fix the “This sound isn’t licensed for commercial use” error.
You will be able to use mainstream songs on TikTok once you return to a personal account.
You will, however, lose access to your analytics and the link to your website in your bio. If you don’t care about analytics or having a link in your bio, switching to a personal account won’t make a difference. However, if you’re using TikTok to promote your business, having a business account is a good idea. Keep in mind, however, that you can only use royalty-free music from TikTok’s Commercial Music Library if you have a business account.
Is it possible to use any song on TikTok?
Yes, if you have a personal TikTok account, you can use any song. If you have a personal account on TikTok, you can use any song. If you have a business account, you can only use royalty-free music from TikTok’s Commercial Music Library. Simply select the song from any video to use it in your own. In TikTok’s “Sounds” tab, you can also browse and use songs.
However, if you switch to a business account, you will no longer be able to use mainstream songs on TikTok. When you select the “Sounds” tab, you will instead be presented with a Commercial Music Library. If you want to use popular songs on TikTok, you must first create a personal account. You will not be able to use popular or trending songs on TikTok if you do not do so.
What the music ban means for businesses
Businesses’ reach will be harmed because they can no longer use popular and trending songs on TikTok. Businesses’ TikTok reach will suffer as they will no longer be able to use trending songs in their videos. TikTok places a high value on trending content.
This means that a user who posts trending content is more likely than someone who does not to appear on the “For You” page. You must use trending songs in your videos in order to post trending content. Because businesses cannot use trending songs in their videos, they will be unable to post trending content.
As a result, businesses will be unable to keep up with the latest trends on TikTok. This will have a negative impact on their reach and engagement. Furthermore, the restriction on mainstream songs makes it more difficult for businesses to go viral with a piece of content. Businesses will now need to create even more creative content to stand out from the crowd. Overall, the restriction on mainstream songs will have a negative impact on businesses. To counteract the change, they will have to either spend money on TikTok ads or post innovative content that does not include a song.
The article discussed why you received the “This sound isn’t licensed for commercial use” error on TikTok and how to fix it. In a nutshell, TikTok has made it difficult for businesses to access popular songs. This change has no effect on personal accounts or TikTok stars. As a result, if you want to use popular and trending songs again, you’ll need to switch to a personal account. Unfortunately, TikTok did not explicitly announce the restriction in their newsroom, leaving many users perplexed due to the abrupt change.*