Facebook signs deal with Universal Music Group over videos that contain songs

22 December, 2017, 01:22 | Author: Marie Harrington
  • Facebook and Universal just cut a huge music licensing deal

Facebook Inc and Universal Music Group signed a global agreement that will give users access to Universal's music catalogs to be used in videos uploaded across the social media network as well as Instagram and Oculus.

Facebook head of music Tamara Hrivnak said the deal would allow Facebook users to "open up creativity, connection and innovation through music and video". The deal sets Facebook up as a more direct competitor to Google's YouTube, the most popular destination online for listening to music.

Universal - home to some of the biggest names in music from The Beatles to Elton John and Lady Gaga - billed the agreement as its latest success in securing more revenue from songs in an age of round-the-clock Internet sharing. While Universal was first, according to Variety, Warner Music may be next to sign on.

A successful music streaming service would strengthen YouTube's relationships with music rights holders. "We are excited to bring that to life on Facebook, Instagram, Oculus and Messenger in partnership with UMG", she said today.

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YouTube said on Tuesday that it had sealed a licensing agreement with the world's largest music label conglomerate Universal as the video behemoth explores creating a new streaming service. That could include Facebook and Instagram videos made by users with the music in the background. There is also speculation that this could bolster Facebook's attempts to get further into the video market with high-end video content.

Michael Nash, executive VP of digital strategy for Universal Music, stated the new deal was "an important first step demonstrating that innovation and fair compensation for music creators are mutually reinforcing". The recorded music industry has posted two years of solid growth after years in the doldrums thanks to the rapid growth of subscriptions on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming platforms.

Earlier this month, Facebook released its own collections of songs and song effects.

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