This list includes a number of the top sources on the internet for finding royalty-free, creative commons music. You can sort by genre, style, album, or artist to find the best background music and sound effects to use in your videos, podcasts, and creative projects! Are we missing any? Leave a comment below if you know of any other great sites to find free music for use in videos. Background cover photo credit: Freestocks.
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August 6, Hugues. Are you looking for royalty free music for radio, podcast, or YouTube videos? Well, with royalty-free music, you can avoid paying expensive commercial music licensing fees. You also don't have to pay royalties for every performance. I had a lot of fun building this list for you. While testing the royalty free music, I was often hooked to unique music tracks. This guide lists sources of royalty free music for radio. In some cases, you can download some tracks for free.
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Soundcloud is a place where musicians post their latest tracks for others to listen to. You can search for music, filter by type and favorite any track that catches your ear. Permission is actually really easy to get! Once you find an artist you like, just send them a message via Soundcloud asking them if you can use their music. Hey there, loving the beats! Really great stuff : I was wondering if I'd be able to use them in my YouTube travel vlogs? We don't monetize just yet but we might in the future. I'm also more than happy to pay for each song and to credit you in the description of each video if you'd like :D Let me know if that's okay. Most of the time, artists are totally cool with this and they allow me to use any of their tracks for free, so long as I credit them in the YouTube description. Sometimes an artist will ask me to buy each song that I use as well as give them a credit in the video description.
It'd be great if you could Google your favorite song and make a clip to use as your podcast's intro, outro, or background music. Unfortunately, copyright laws and music licensing make finding legal podcast music a bit trickier to navigate. In this blog, we'll show you how to get free or affordable podsafe music, and debunk some common myths around using copyrighted content. The vast majority of music is subject to copyright; artists want to protect their music and get paid when it's used rightfully so.