When you're uploading a video with music on YouTube, you can now search the YouTube Audio Library to determine how using a specific song will go over in terms of visibility and monetization from a copyright standpoint. It will tell you if the video will stay live or if there are restrictions.
"Let’s say you made a video with the new hit from Charli XCX. Search Boom Clap in the Audio Library and you’ll see the screen below, telling you what will happen if you upload a video with this song," YouTube says in a blog post.
"If you plan to monetize your video, you can download thousands of songs and sound effects from the YouTube Audio Library to use in your videos without restrictions, for free, forever," it adds. "Need the perfect Morning Walk song for your back to school video, or an Emergency Siren for your action scene? We gotcha covered."
YouTube's ContentID system analyzes videos to find copyright music, and lets copyright holders block or mute the music in videos. With the new feature, YouTube uploaders will be able to get a better idea of what's in store when they use a song.
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