Facebook has added a “sound collection” of 1,000 free, pre-cleared songs by mostly unknown artists for its users to add to their videos. The social media platform started unrolling the new material on Friday (Dec. 8) as part of its larger Facebook for Creators program it announced last month. The new initiative is intended to provide video creators with tools to develop their skills (and followings) on Facebook and Instagram.
Facebook Sound Collection has a huge potential but probably won’t deter users from illegally adding popular music to their videos. But, Facebook Sound Collection is a repository of thousands of high-quality audio tracks and sound effects from across the world. These tracks and effects are owned by Facebook (hence there are no hassles with copyright or paying the artists) and video creators are free to use them in their videos which can then be shared on Facebook or Instagram.
There is also an accompanying collection of over 1,500 sound effects ranging from Venetian blinds opening to a dental suction tool.
It may only be a matter of time before popular acts join the service as well. In September it was reported that Facebook was negotiating with major record labels and music publishers for rights to legally include copyrighted music in videos uploaded to the platform.
Check out the songs and sounds here.
Author: David Vega