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First launched in 2013, YouTube offers an Audio Library for creators to find music for their videos. As a free built-in service, it is a way for YouTubers to find music quickly and easily for their videos. Join us to take a look at what YouTube Music Audio Library is, and whether it is worth it for content creators!

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What Is YouTube Music Audio Library?

YouTube Music Audio Library is a library provided by YouTube full of music to use in your videos. The tracks are covered by Creative Commons, meaning that you can use them without copyright issues or infringement.

Where Do I Find YouTube Music Audio Library?

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You can access the library by signing in to YouTube studio. In the left-hand menu, select ‘Audio Library’. You can search by title, artist or keyword, as well as using filters for genre, mood, duration and so on. New releases are added twice a month.

How Do I Use The Library & Can I Monetize My Videos?

The library itself is simple to use. All you have to do is play the tracks to sample them, and then click download when you’ve found what you’re looking for! You can also ‘star’ tracks to add them to your favorites if you want to come back to them later.

In regards to monetization, this is a possibility. Firstly, you need to be eligible for monetization. An example of this is being part of the YouTube Partner Programme. If you are eligible, you can monetize videos using music from the library.

Use The Library & Can I Monetize My Videos

Sound Effects

If you look in the top right corner of the Audio Library, there is an option called Audio Library Classic. In here, you can find various sound effects for your video. They aren’t currently built into the Audio Library in the studio, but are still accessible this way.

How Does It Work?

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The tracks are free from copyright because some of them are made in-house by specialist producers, and some by external artists. In both cases, these tracks are covered by Creative Commons, meaning that you can use them safely and for free. This is because the artists have given permission for their music to be used in this way. That’s good news for YouTubers, as you won’t have to worry about copyright law or licensing. However, the tracks are limited and might not have the range you need. Plus, with millions of YouTube creators all using the same library, you’re likely to use the same tracks.

Our Thoughts

YouTube Music Audio Library is a great addition from YouTube to help creators access music for their channels. However, by providing a built-in option for getting music, there are bound to be tons of videos using the same tracks. If you’re looking for a bit more variety, keep reading!

How Audiosocket Can Help

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This is where Audiosocket comes in. Our wide catalog features over 80,000 tracks for you to license! These can feature in your YouTube videos (and plenty of other creative projects!) We take care of copyright, so all you have to worry about is finding the perfect tracks for you. For a subscription beginning at $10 a month, you can have unlimited access to tracks for your videos and other creative projects.

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