Music licensing is a grey area especially for student film projects and family movies. Youtube has now simplified this issue by charging users $1.99 for using copyrighted songs in their videos. This comes after a lawsuit last week filed against Youtube on its music licensing checks.
This process has been facilitated by a music licensing company, Rumblefish. For $1.99, users can use a full song and edit it as well. This can be used only for non-commercial purposes.