Facebook’s launching a new listing of music tracks which people can use in their videos without fear of infringing copyright. Called ‘Sound Collection’, the tool includes a listing of various audio options. “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.”

Facebook’s been looking for a solution on this front for years, with The New York Times reporting that they’ve been in negotiations to enable users to include Top 40 songs in their videos since 2015. They obviously haven’t reached agreement on that front as yet – the songs listed in Sound Collection are not by artists you’ll hear on the radio. But still, this provides another option for creators, which will enable them to include music without fear of having their videos taken down due to violations. The tracks themselves are as you’d expect – generic-sounding background music, perfect for videos. That may not give you the kick of setting your content to your favorite song, but they’ll be effective, and will no doubt come in handy for those looking to add an extra element to their creations. Read more here…

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