YouTube Launches Royalty Free Music Library
Youtube announced the launch of its Audio Library on Wednesday, which offers video makers 150 royalty-free tracks to accompany their footage.
Tracks can be added to your videos from the video manager page under the Creation Tools tab. The music library can be sorted by genre, mood, instrument or duration.
As The Independent notes, the new library is undoubtedly doing amateur filmmakers the world over a massive favour – helping them cut costs by not having to pay for music licences and also meaning less video takedowns over copyright disputes.
“We searched far and wide for musicians to create tracks for us and ended up finding co-conspirators in multiple places: an acquaintance down in L.A., music houses across the country and a well-known music producer in Brooklyn,” YouTube wrote on its official blog. “And it turns out the latter produced albums for Phish and Sean Lennon.”
“Any Youtube creator now has access to more than 150 royalty-free instrumental tracks you can use for free, forever, for any creative purpose (not just YouTube videos). You’ll find a link to the library in your video manager and you can browse the tracks by mood, genre, instrument and duration. The tracks can be downloaded as 320 Kbps MP3 files.
Youtube is calling for more musicians to get involved in the project, so those who fancy donating instrumental tracks to the service should get in touch with it.