Thanks. He just had the track lying around, composed for a previous project that didn’t go anywhere, and let me/us use it for free.
What’s the situation with legal music for YouTube videos?
Complicated, constantly shifting and somewhat arbitrary. If you use copyrighted music, for example a Frank Sinatra song, YouTube detects this automatically and give you a choice of taking the music off, paying a license fee (I think) or allowing a banner ad to be placed at the bottom of your video, the proceeds of which will be paid to the owner. I know this because it happened with my mother’s funeral video! In this case, all Dave’s music is registered with PRS thus he could receive a tiny residual payment for its use on YouTube, but the number of plays will be so small that neither PRS nor YouTube are unlikely to collect it from us. Unless it goes viral of course… well Trotec can only hope…