If you are sharing videos online you may have considered adding music to enhance your production.
You need to take care however that you have the rights to share video or you could be subject to a copyright strike from the platform you share it on. This could ultimately result in your losing your channel for example on YouTube.
From their terms, Facebook comments:
Sound Collection provides free audio content (on a non-exclusive basis) for you to enhance your video content on Facebook with high-quality audio sound recordings.
While use of the audio content available through Sound Collection is free, the licence being granted hereunder is subject to these Terms and the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR), and is solely for the purpose of using such audio content in videos that you create, upload and distribute on the Facebook platform only (including through links to the Facebook platform embedded in third-party sites).
Facebook Sound Collection only provides a licence for Instagram and Facebook.
This may mean, if you are like me and publish video to multiple other platforms for exampe Twitter and YouTube, it is probably going to not fit into your workflow. I don’t want to have to create videos with different sound tracks for different platforms.
The Sound Collection could be helpful for live streams on Facebook too – but not where you repurpose to other platforms.
Facebook commented in their announcement:
Sound is a key ingredient in videos — it can instantly change the mood, build suspense, or evoke emotion. We’ve heard that you want an easier way to find sound effects and music to use in your videos, and that’s why we’re launching the Facebook Sound Collection. This is part of our broader commitment to providing video creators with the various tools they need to grow on Facebook.
The Sound Collection gives you access to thousands of high-quality audio tracks and sound effects from all over the world to spice up your videos. These sounds are owned by Facebook, and are free and clear to use in any videos you create and share on Facebook and Instagram.
In the Sound Collection, you’ll find tracks from established composers and songwriters and a range of sound effects. Discover a mix of songs, vocals, noises, and instrumental tracks spanning genres like hip hop, pop, jazz, country, and more — and new tracks and effects will be added soon. With the collection, we’re also launching easy-to-use discovery tools so that you can learn about different artists, follow the ones you like, and browse sounds by genre, mood, length and vocals to find tracks you like for your videos.
You can register to get access to the Facebook Sound Collection here. Make sure you do this on desktop as the site does not appear to work on mobile devices. I think the reason for this is that most YouTube creators (who Facebook is trying to atttract) create their videos on desktop not mobile.
When you find a music track you want to use you have to download it and many people will not want to download the video to their smartphone.
On your Facebook Page you will find access to the Sound Collection in the Publishing Tools Section.
For more information on the terms of the agreement for the Sound Collection can be read here.
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