Music is such a crucial part of any video content. Nevertheless, finding free background music for your videos is anything but an easy task. You don’t just need a legal platform from where you can download high-quality tunes, but you also have to ensure you are entitled to use them in your work. Fortunately, there’s a vast range of background music options available for all kinds of videos – you just know where to look.
In this blog, we list some of the places where you can get free background music for your videos.
1. YouTube Audio Library
YouTube Audio Library is a free collection of sound effects and music. It lets you add audio files to your video directly while working online. In addition, you can download the tunes directly to your mobile or laptop by clicking the download button on the right side of an audio file.
You can use the files as free background music for your videos without worrying about a copyright claim. These audio files are owned by YouTube and are thus royalty-free.
Incompetech has a vast selection of royalty-free music. There are nearly 2,000 audio files in total created by the artist Kevin MacLeod. You can download the files for free as long as you credit the site and musician. Incompetech arranges the songs in collections according to the genre, such as “Rock Classic” or “Disco and Lounge.”
You can also find a section of “Film Scoring Moods” where you can download audio files that would fit various themes such as “Mystery,” “Horror,” or “Noire.”
SoundCloud is one of the top musician networks, boasting a library of over 125 million songs. To search for free background music for your videos, all you have to do is search for the kind of song you are looking for and then modify the default filter setting “to listen to” for the type of your video project. Later, you can filter your search result through a list of tags.
AudioJungle is a service provided through Envato Market – a digital marketplace that allows users to sell and share creative assets such as background music. All audio files need to meet certain functionality and quality standards before they are posted. Thus, you know you are getting high-quality background music for your videos.
This platform offers an extremely high number of royalty-free audio files (over 1.8 million!). Plus, if you are a student, you can get a 30% subscription discount!
Bensound is a popular musician-owned website that features audio tracks by Ben Tissot, who has been making music for over ten years now. It has several audio tracks for particular music genres, including folk/acoustic, cinematic, pop/corporate, and more.
The music tracks available on Bensound are royalty-free. This means that music here is free to use for online videos. However, you’ll have to credit Bensound.com when you publish your video online.
Last Few Words
When it comes to making videos, audio is one of the most important design aspects. We hope our list of the top places to find free background music for your videos helps you create the best video possible!
Eric Dalius is The Executive Chairman of MuzicSwipe, a music and content discovery platform designed to maximize artist discovery and optimize fan relationships. Along with his work at MuzicSwipe, he also interviews groundbreaking entrepreneurs on his weekly podcast, “FULLSPEED.” Eric also founded the “Eric Dalius Foundation” to support US students with four scholarships. Follow his journey on Twitter, Facebook,YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Entrepreneur.com.