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YouTube Takes The Guess Work Out Of Music Copyright Status

Youtube-logoHave you ever spent hours searching for the perfect soundtrack to your video masterpiece only to have it pulled immediately from YouTube for copyright infringement? You're not the only one. You're also not the only one who can exhale when uploading videos from now on. Why? YouTube just launched a feature that allows you to search within the YouTube Audio Library to see what music is available for use. By taking this step towards copyright transparency, YouTube has removed the guess work from finding the perfect, usable soundtrack for your video work. 

YouTube presented this example of the new feature's functionality: 
Let’s say you made a video with the new hit from Charli XCX. Search Boom Clap in the Audio Library and you’ll see the screen below, telling you what will happen if you upload a video with this song. 



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