High-octane trailer music that’s made for slow-motion explosions, death-defying stunts, and the adrenaline-pumping action of Triple-A film & video game titles.
Yes, they are copyrighted. The precedent-setting case was filed by the Walt Disney company, so you should definitely get their permission first. On the other hand, I have heard that very old trailers, say earlier than the 1970s, were never issued with a copyright notice and are usually Public Domain.
Primarily, he says, it’s because “Carmina Burana” is now shorthand for “action movie.” “It has become the standard for movie trailers,” says Lampl, who’s created music for a variety of media, including trailers and video games.
Trailer music (a subset of production music) is the background music used for film previews, which is not always from the film’s soundtrack. The purpose of this music is to complement, support and integrate the sales messaging of the mini-movie that is a film trailer.
It doesn’t matter if it’s just a short clip. 10 seconds or 30 seconds. You still can’t use it. The only way to legally use music on YouTube is to get permission from the copyright holder (or whoever does actually “own the rights” to the song).
No, you cannot upload movie trailers on YouTube as it is not legal to monetize copyrighted content.