I want to put together some youtube essays mostly political in nature. I would like to use some music beds as lead ins and credits backgrounds. Now my website will be listed in the credits and it is part blog part graphics arts I sell. I realize I have to give credit for the music beds and make it clear the views of the music author are not necessarily the views of the video. Now while I won't be selling the videos at all. They will act as potential publicity for my website which could be considered commercial. Would that be considered a commercial use and if so could I still get permission from the author to use the work evenso?
If you website is commercial and your videos are publicity, then it's not allowed, but authors can give individual rights for commercial usage of their samples.