Arcade Royalties and Copyright Explained


All our samples are royalty free! Feel free to use them as much as you want. The only thing you can’t do is resell the samples as part of a loop or sample pack of any kind.

Click here for the ARCADE Terms Of Use.


YouTube Content ID Claims

If you're only using Output samples in your song, we encourage you to verify that you have selected the "I created all the music myself" option when submitting your song for Distribution or YouTube Content ID, as Arcade's sounds don't need separate declarations, just like other virtual instruments.

If the claim is related to a specific Arcade sample, because it resembles a sample in another song (as multiple users can access the same samples), you can inform the service about its source, share a link to our Output Terms of Use, and quote the specific section of our terms that states:

All Arcade Audio Content Files in Arcade are licensed to you on a royalty-free basis. You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, perpetual right to use the Arcade Audio Content Files in new original recordings and/or compositions such as music or video productions (“New Work”). Therefore, subject to the License Restrictions, you may modify, reproduce, publicly perform, distribute, broadcast, sublicense, and otherwise use the Arcade Audio Content Files in a New Work, including for commercial purposes.

The legal rights to all Arcade Audio Content Files within Arcade are owned by Output or third parties who have licensed audio content to Output for this specific use. All Arcade Audio Content Files licensed to Output are available to you on a royalty-free basis and do not require further clearance from the original owner.

For more on YouTube Content ID claims, please refer to Submit a copyright counter notification and Requirements for copyright counter notifications.


YouTube Copyright Strikes

If you receive a copyright strike on a song that includes samples from Arcade, it is on you as the artist to appeal it. Make sure to include the snippet below from our Output Terms of Use in your appeal. For more information about Copyright Strikes, click here.

User Generated Content

Subject to the License Restrictions, you shall own the intellectual property and copyright of any User Generated Content, for example a music/audio production, you create using the Services.


To learn more about the differences of Copyright Strikes and Content ID claims, check out this very helpful article




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