Facebook and Warner will bring licensed music to your timeline

You can now put licensed music from the major label into your own videos.

If you want to create a video for Facebook, Messenger, Instagram or Oculus, you’ll now legally have the capacity to spice it up with your favorite song.

Major music label Warner Music Group declared a partnership with Facebook on Friday that’ll permit users on any of Facebook’s social media platforms to use Warner owned songs in their fan-made videos. The arrangement applies to the organization’s recorded music and music publishing catalogs.

In the announcement, Warner’s Chief Digital Officer, Ole Obermann, clarified the explanation behind the company’s involvement: “Our partnership with Facebook will help expand the universe of music streaming and create supplementary revenue for artists. Fan-created video is one of the most personal, social and often viral ways that music is enjoyed, but its commercial potential is largely untapped.”

Facebook did not instantly react to CNET’s request for comment.


Source: Andrew Gebhart | CNET