Youtube already offers a selection of simple video production tools to help aspiring filmmakers. Recently, it launched a new tool that will be of huge help to filmmakers everywhere, specifically those with little or no budget.
The Youtube Audio Library is a library consisting of completely free music that can be used by anyone, in any video, regardless if it will be published on Youtube or not. The library’s initial launch includes 150 tracks in multiple genres ranging from Classical to Hip Hop, all of which can be either streamed or downloaded as 320kpbs MP3 files. With most royalty free music you might expect the tracks to be cheesy, forgettable, and not very well made. Some might be, but the ones we listened to were made of quality and do a great job representing their genre without coming across as cheap or corny.
Although the prices of quality cameras have slowly been dropping, the world of filmmaking can be expensive. There are still plenty of areas of production that can bump up costs like editing software, plugins, camera rigs, lighting, music and more. For this reason, we are excited to hear about this new audio library offered by Youtube. Anything that will help cut costs in video production will only strengthen the community as a whole. Plus, it’s a complete win-win for Youtube. The fewer videos that get uploaded without copyright issues means fewer videos are being taken down. Hopefully, the success of this library will allow for more tracks to be added in the future. Scroll down to check out a few of the tracks.