YouTube content creators have to be very careful when uploading videos to the platform. Although the subject matter is free, there are a number of usage rules to follow, such as image rights or music. Luckily, there are songs and audios on the Internet that are royalty free, so we are going to teach you how to use YouTube’s audio library for your videos.
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Where is YouTube’s audio library
YouTube is the preferred place for many to be entertained daily with the latest videos from their favorite creators.
The topics are so varied that you can even find new authors and content every day.
But even if you’ve seen one with a similar theme, someone else may tell you a new trick you didn’t know about that could be key.
But when you are on the other side, on the content creation side, you must take care of the details to avoid the platform claiming your video or demonetize it if it violates any rule.
This can happen for various reasons, from the appearance of images that violate the rules, to the fact that the music you have chosen is copyrighted and you claim them if you do not have permission to use that piece, whether sound or graphic.
That’s why you may be interested in knowing where you can get some allowed sound resource, and the truth is that the platform itself helps you with this task.
It turns out that you have at your disposal, whether you upload videos or not, a YouTube audio library with a huge amount of sound resources with which there will be no problem when it comes to integrating it into the videos you publish.
You can find its location in the following steps:
- Open YouTube from the web version
- Click on your profile picture
- Select “YouTube Studio
- Go to the “Audio Library” section.
How to use the music in the YouTube library
Now that you know where to find the YouTube audio library, we are going to tell you how you can use all the content it offers. As you can see, you have three sections to choose from:
- Free music, where all the available audio tracks are listed.
- Sound effects, a specific part dedicated to short sound effects.
- Featured music, which is a part where you will find all the tracks you have marked as favorites by clicking on the star icon.
Navigation is not much of a mystery and best of all, you can find what you need using the app’s filters: genre, mood, duration or artist are some of the parameters you are given.
But we must warn you that the song that lasts the longest is about 32 minutes, so for a long video it can help you as a constant background or cut it into parts, as you can edit them.
Of course, you should know that there are two types of licenses that you can see in the YouTube audio library.
The first is that of the company itself, determined by the typical icon, which you can use in your videos without paying.
The second is Creative Commons 4.0, which is also free, but to use it you have to meet one requirement and that is to put the author’s name in the description box.
As it can not be otherwise, you have a small player that is activated when you press the play button on the device.
Here you can skip through the track listening to see how the melody develops and if you are interested to put it in one of your videos.
At the end, just click on the download button and you will have the file on your computer.