YouTube announces new music policies

YouTube announced new music policies in February 2023 that will make it easier for creators to use music in their videos. The new policies include:

  • A wider range of music sources. Creators will now be able to use music from a wider range of sources, including the YouTube Audio Library, Creator Music, and other licensing partners.
  • A simplified licensing process. The licensing process for using music in videos has been simplified, making it easier for creators to get permission to use music.
  • New tools for creators. YouTube has also released new tools to help creators find and use music in their videos, including a new music library and a new licensing marketplace.

The new music policies are a significant improvement over the previous policies, and they will make it easier for creators to use music in their videos without fear of copyright infringement. This is good news for creators, as music can be a powerful tool for storytelling and engagement.

Here are some additional details about the new music policies:

  • The YouTube Audio Library: The YouTube Audio Library is a free library of music and sound effects that creators can use in their videos. The library includes a wide variety of music genres, from classical to electronic to pop.
  • Creator Music: Creator Music is a paid service that allows creators to license commercial music for use in their videos. Creator Music includes a wide variety of music from major labels, and creators can choose to pay a one-time fee or a monthly subscription fee.
  • Other licensing partners: YouTube also works with a number of other licensing partners, including BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC. Creators can use music from these partners through the YouTube Content ID system.

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