Royalty Free Music • Free Music Resources

Royalty Free Music

Where to find royalty free music for your video projects? That is always a big problem since music companies do not give away their music for free. You must pay for the licence or if you use it without buying it you can get into some legal trouble. 

Fortunately there are some (actually not a lot) of resources that you can get bacground music for free for your video projects. We list here 10 websites where you can get your tunes for free.

Soundcloud

Soundcloud

This trendy music site offers a whole collection of music uploaded under a creative commons license, meaning they are available for use as long as you follow any guidelines that the artist may have set. This is a great place to find tracks that don’t sound like background music, remixes of popular songs, and original work by various artists.
soundcloud.com

CCmixter

CCMixter

Numerous well-known artists have tracks here that are legally free and available for use. Additionally, the selection of samples, remixes, and a-cappella songs are perfect if you have some editing skills and a desire to create a unique background track.
dig.ccmixter.org

Bensound

Bensound

You can download royalty free stock music for YouTube and your multimedia projects.
You only need to put Bensound in the credit, that’s all.
www.bensound.com

FMA

Free Music Archive

With the ability to search through tracks by mood and a wide variety of genres, there is something for everyone on this site. Most tracks are available under a Creative Commons license, and some are even covered by the public domain. Check the license associated with each track before you use.
freemusicarchive.org

 

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Youtube Audio Library

Youtube Audio Library

Youtube’s budding audio library is aimed to give content creators access to free music to use in their videos. This stems from Youtube’s harsh copyright-infringement policies and user’s tendency to use copyrighted music in their work. Youtube’s audio library features easy search filters and a rapidly expanding selection of completely free and Creative Commons licensed music.
www.youtube.com/audiolibrary

Incompetech

Incompetech

Incompetech offers thousands of musical sound effects and longer pieces of music by composer Kevin MacLeod, searchable by genre, feel, tempo, or length, or browsable in collections based on genre and mood.
incompetech.com/music

Freesound

Free Sound

Free Sound includes a large collection of sound effects, including some licensed under CC0.
freesound.org

FreePD

FreePD.com

This collection includes collected public domain music as well as more music and sounds from Kevin MacLeod, the composer behind Incompetech. The difference in MacLeod’s work here is that he has donated his work on this site to the public domain, so you don’t have to credit him in your video.
freepd.com

Musopen

Musopen

Musopen is a collection of public domain music you can search by composer, performer, instrument, style, or century.
musopen.org

Partners in Rhyme

Partners in Rhyme

Partners in Rhyme offers a wide collection of royalty free music and sound effects available for commercial use, including a printable license.
partnersinrhyme.com

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