INTERNET VIDEO ARCHIVE Youtube announced the launch of its Audio Library on Wednesday, which offers video makers 150 royalty-free tracks to accompany their footage.
The Youtube Audio Library is available to all users of the service, offering those creating and uploading videos a selection of 150 royalty-free tracks that can be used to soundtrack footage.
Youtube said in a blog post, "When you're uploading a video to Youtube, knowing where to search for the perfect song can be tricky. We do our best to provide creators with tools to enhance their content and to simplify this process, but we wanted to make it even easier to find great music for your 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."
The Audio Library is live now and offers tracks such as "Drop and Roll", which Youtube described as "angry", and a track called "Payday", which the firm suggested will work with "bright" happy videos. The tracks can be ordered by genre and mood, so you won't have to scroll through all 150 songs before you find the right one for your video.
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. µ
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