YouTube Audio Library Gives You Access to 150 Free to Download Songs
You might have notices that a YouTube Audio Library has been discreetly added to your YouTube account two days ago, with 150 songs to download from it for free. You could argue that 150 songs is a pretty low number, especially if you compare it Moby’s years of free sharing or Vimeo Music Store and its 700+ songs (although all are not for free).
The new YouTube Audio Library does have one thing for itself though: a very convenient way of looking for songs. When you look for music to accompany your images, you can be interested in conveying a specific emotion, but sometimes you just want to hear a particular instrument or find a tune that is a certain length. One of the hardest part of navigating your way through music sites is that you often need to spend hours randomly clicking on tracks, hoping that you’ll strike gold in the dark.
YouTube Audio Library breaks it down into six big categories for us: Featured, Genre, Mood, Instrument, Duration & Favorites
Once you chose one of the main category, you have more tools helping you to narrow down your research as quickly and efficiently as possible. For instance, under Duration, you have a timetable appearing, letting you chose the maximum length of the song you are looking for, that can be anywhere between one minute and… twenty-five minutes!
Some tracks are in the public domain (Beethoven’s Symphony #5 anyone) but most tracks are recent creation. As far as using the songs, YouTube doesn’t say yes who to credit or if it can be used outside YT videos: “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.” You can read the whole post here.
So, what do you think about the YouTube Audio Library? What sites do you use to find music for your videos?
Thanks to Indiewire
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