If you are on the search for some royalty free music soundcloud worthy music then this list is more than enough for you!
A great soundtrack can take your video project to the next level. Finding inspiration is easy; the hard part is finding music that’s affordable and doesn’t violate any copyright laws.
Luckily, video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo have started building their own music libraries for creators to borrow from if they can’t rely on talented friends, and there are plenty of songwriters online who are willing to share their tracks as well.
Many of the songs on these sites are completely free to use for your project, with no royalties or licensing fees. For the tracks that aren’t free, you’ll pay a one-time licensing fee to download the music and you’ll be supporting an artist.
Here are a few :
If you have some editing skills, this collection of samples, remixes, and a cappella tracks is great for incorporating into your own music to use in your video. Beastie Boys, DJ Vadim, and other well-known artists have tracks on here that are legal and free to sample under a Creative Commons license.
The editing software itself is pricey, but it comes with 1,300 royalty-free sound effects that you can download through a free software update. They can be accessed through the built-in Music and Sound Browser.
Our own web video team recommends composer Kevin MacLeod, who has a treasure chest of tracks in styles ranging from “Disco and Lounge” to “Elegant Piano” that he allows other people to use for free under a Creative Commons license. (Ask him for a quote if you want to commission something original.) The site also has instructions on how to get a Sans Attribution license for television or radio, and how to properly attribute the pieces on YouTube so the videos won’t be taken down.
Inside the YouTube video editor, you’ll find a library of pre-approved tracks that you can use in your video free of charge. You won’t recognize most of the songs (although there is a cover of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” in there somewhere), but there are many styles to choose from to suit your mood.
Vimeo also has a catalog of songs for video creators to use. Some of them are free, while others start at $1.99 per download. As on YouTube, the selection here is outstanding.
Bensound offers a nice collection of royalty-free music from different collections: cinematic, acoustic/folk, electronica, etc.
As they state on the website, they operate under the Creative Commons license. This means that you can use the music on YouTube, Facebook, and other purposes. But you will need to credit Bensound. If you don’t want to credit Bensound, you can buy the license.
Epidemic Sound offers a great collection of royalty-free music for any social channel. Although not free (subscription starts at $15/mo), there is a free trial, to give you a feeling of what you can get with the full subscription.
This website with a pretty straightforward name offers royalty-free music for your YouTube videos or projects (blog, vlog, podcast, social network, etc.) All they ask in return is to give them credits.
These are mostly different types of Creative Commons licenses. Some are for non-commercial use only, others require attribution, and so on. For more info on the particular licenses, you can visit their FAQ section.
The good thing is that you can filter search results by license. So, because you want the music for marketing purposes, you would go ahead and uncheck the “non-commercial use” box.
As you’ll see with most of these sites, you’re not going to find a Beyonce-level track or anything. But the music at FMA is very pleasant and certainly suits the purpose. At the end of the day, it’s free to download.
In the audio library of Wave.video you can find more than 300k royalty-free music clips. They come from premium and free audio providers. What I like about Wave.video is that you can preview every royalty-free music together with your video, cut and edit it right in the browser.
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