Updated Story: Facebook Clarifies Their Position on 9/11 – IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Facebook To Roll Out NEW MUSIC Guidelines Starting October 1, 2020

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Announcement

ARTISTS: This affects YOU!! Starting October 1st.

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Clarifying Our Guidelines for Including Music in Video
We want to encourage musical expression on our platforms while also ensuring that we uphold our agreements with rights holders. These agreements help protect the artists, songwriters, and partners who are the cornerstone of the music community — and we’re grateful for how they’ve enabled the amazing creativity we’ve seen in this time.
Our partnerships with rights holders have brought people together around music on our platforms. As part of our licensing agreements, there are limitations around the amount of recorded music that can be included in Live broadcasts or videos. While the specifics of our licensing agreements are confidential, today we’re sharing some general guidelines to help you plan your videos better:
  • Music in stories and traditional live music performances (e.g., filming an artist or band performing live) are permitted.
  • The greater the number of full-length recorded tracks in a video, the more likely it may be limited (more below on what we mean by “limited”).
  • Shorter clips of music are recommended.
  • There should always be a visual component to your video; recorded audio should not be the primary purpose of the video.
These guidelines are consistent across live and recorded video on both Facebook and Instagram, and for all types of accounts — i.e. pages, profiles, verified and unverified accounts. And although music is launched on our platforms in more than 90 countries, there are places where it is not yet available. So if your video includes recorded music, it may not be available for use in those locations.
People also have access to a library of custom music and sound effects at no cost using Facebook’s Sound Collection. The Sound Collection includes thousands of tracks available to use in the videos you share on Facebook and Instagram without any limits – spanning genres like hip hop, pop, jazz, country, and more.
In-Product Video Notifications
We know it can be frustrating to have a stream interrupted or to have parts of your video muted because it includes music. To minimize these interruptions and to prevent confusion around audio use, we’re also improving our in-product notifications. These notifications are intended to alert you when our systems detect that your broadcast or uploaded video may include music in a way that doesn’t adhere to our licensing agreements.
Updates include making notifications clearer and surfacing notifications earlier to live broadcasters. This will give people time to adjust their streams and avoid interruptions if we detect they may be approaching our limitations. And if your video is muted or blocked, we’ll make it clear what actions you can take to stop the interruption.
Looking to The Future
With these improvements, we look forward to people, artists, and creators continuing to use music to share and bond with each other across our platforms.
We will continue to work hand-in-hand with our music partners to enable people to build community with music in new ways. And during this time, we’re working together to increase people’s ability to express themselves through our products.

Original Story:

According to the new Music Guidelines, the use of videos on Facebook Products to create any sort of music listening experience including Live streams will be blocked on the platform.
And…..this……Facebook is equipping eligible Pages with Paid Online Events. For transactions on Android and Web in countries where Facebook Pay is available, Facebook will not collect any fees for at least the next year from small businesses and creators, small businesses will keep 100% of the revenue generated from paid online events.
AND THEN…………………SMBs will be paid 70% of the revenue for events generated from the App Store, after the reduction of 30% App Store tax, as Facebook Pay is not available on iOS.

THE FULL STATEMENT

Music Guidelines
These supplemental terms apply if you post or share any videos or other content containing music on any Facebook Products.
You are responsible for the content you post
People use our Products to share content with their family and friends. Keep in mind you remain solely responsible for the content that you post, including any music that features in that content. Nothing in these terms constitutes any authorization by us with respect to any use of music on any of our Products.
Use of music for commercial or non-personal purposes in particular is prohibited unless you have obtained appropriate licenses. You may not use videos on our Products to create a music listening experience.  We want you to be able to enjoy videos posted by family and friends. However, if you use videos on our Products to create a music listening experience for yourself or for others, your videos will be blocked and your page, profile or group may be deleted. This includes Live. Unauthorized content may be removed
If you post content that contains music owned by someone else, your content may be blocked, or may be reviewed by the applicable rights owner and removed if your use of that music is not properly authorized. You may not be able to post or access videos containing music in every country of the world. We want you to be able to share videos with your family and friends wherever they are, but any music in your video, if it is allowed at all, may not be available in all countries of the world.

Facebook is equipping eligible Pages with Paid Online Events, in an attempt to aid business small businesses, educators, creators, and media publishers who have moved their on-ground activities online.

Paid Online Events

Facebook is launching ‘Paid Online Events’ enabling Facebook Page owners to host and online events and collect payments in one place.

Paid Online Events for Facebook Pages who meet the partner monetization policies, is presently available in 20 countries including India. You can learn more about the eligibility criteria here. If you have not used any monetized product on the platform yet, your Page will go through a review first, if the Page is not available you will be notified and given a set of instructions on how you can reapply.

For transactions on Android and Web in countries where Facebook Pay is available, Facebook will not collect any fees for at least the next year from small businesses and creators, small businesses will keep 100% of the revenue generated from paid online events.

SMBs will be paid 70% of the revenue for events generated from the App Store, after the reduction of 30% App Store tax, as Facebook Pay is not available on iOS.

Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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