YouTube is giving away more than 100 royalty-free instrumental tracks to creators who want to add music to their videos as well as opening its paid subscription option to more video channels.
The company said there will be "more to come" regarding the free catalogue, called the YouTube Audio Library, suggesting that more tracks may be added over time.
A paid subscription tier was launched earlier this year, but allowed only a handful of channels to participate. There are now plans to roll out the option to any channel with more than 10,000 subscribers in autumn this year.
Speaking at the annual VidCon convention in Anaheim on Thursday, YouTube also introduced a new feature called Top Fans. Creators with more than 5,000 subscribers, can now access a dashboard that shows who their most frequent viewers are, what they're watching and what other channels they subscribe to. In addition, video creators can contact their fans through the Google+ social network.
At the end of 2014, a YouTube Space will be opened in New York City with production resources similar to its facilities in Los Angeles, London and Tokyo. The facility will be available to select creators to film, record and edit their videos using professional equipment.