Our Response to New Facebook Streaming Changes

by | October 1, 2020

If you haven’t heard, Facebook is making changes to their streaming terms of service.

On Oct 1, the new Terms of services will have a huge impact on streaming live music experiences on their platforms.

If you’re involved with streaming live virtual events, church services, or any other productions that involve music, you may want to look into these upcoming changes.

Essentially, Facebook will not let you stream any “musical listening experience” on any of their platforms. If you do, facebook has the right to delete your content, your page, your group and even your account. So now facebook is 100% in control of what you can and can’t stream online to your audience.

Effective October 1, 2020, section 3.2 of our Terms of Service will be updated to include: “We also can remove or restrict access to your content, services or information if we determine that doing so is reasonably necessary to avoid or mitigate adverse legal or regulatory impacts to Facebook.”

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How will this affect my online events?

If you plan on live streaming content to Facebook or Instagram you need to:

  1. Avoid any “non-personal musical experience”
  2. Avoid any copyrighted music (even if it’s original music you created)
  3. Leverage the Facebook library

We hosted a Webinar to Help

Our team, together with our friend Jesse Maitland, hosted a live webinar September 22 to continue the conversation and help. Jesse has been in the world of production for over 20 years and has worked with faith-based organizations like Bethel, Jesus Culture, Shawn Bolz, and more.