Everyone loves music, and the type of music you listen to can change your mood. And if we talk about watching YouTube videos, background music as per the content of the video has a great impact on the viewers. So here are some free resources for getting background music for YouTube videos.
Royalty-Free Background Music
If you have searched for background music anytime, then you might have come across the term ‘royalty free’. Most people think that we don’t need to pay any charge for royalty-free music but in reality, it means something different.
Obviously, there are some completely free resources to download music and use for commercial purposes without any copyright issues, but royalty-free means that after the initial permission is secured, usually through money, additional uses can be made without payment. Royalty-free is actually multiple-use free of royalties.
There are many websites offering royalty-free music that you can use on your YouTube videos, and you just need to pay once for music and you can use them again and again on as many videos you want. Now let’s look at some free resources to download background music for your YouTube videos.
1. YouTube Audio Library
YouTube Audio Library is a collection of music that you can use on your videos completely free. You can access this library through your channel dashboard (YouTube Studio on Desktop), and download as many music tracks as you want.
You’re free to use these audio tracks in any of your videos, including videos that you monetize. No attribution is required, and YouTube may credit the artist and link the Audio Library from your video.
One important thing you have to keep in mind is that you may not make available, distribute or perform the music files from this library separately from videos and other content into which you have incorporated these music files (e.g., standalone distribution of these files is not permitted).
2. Pixabay Music
Pixabay is a great resource for royalty-free photos, videos, music, and sound effects. It has a great collection of background music that you can use in your videos, and these are completely free for personal as well as commercial use.
Attribution is not required which means you don’t need to give credit or place a link in your video description, but it is always appreciated by Pixabay Music. So it’s your use to give credit in your videos, it’s not mandatory.
You can definitely modify the contents downloaded from Pixabay but have also some restrictions. You are not allowed to redistribute or sell Pixabay content on other stock platforms or sell unaltered copies of the content.
Tunetank is another great resource with a collection of royalty-free music, and here you need to give credit in your videos. If you want to get rid of the attribution, then you have to go for the Pro plan.
The music tracks available in tunetank are new and unique, and you can easily search for the perfect background music for your YouTube videos by filtering with themes, moods, and genres. It has one option for whitelisting where you can add your video, channel, website, or any other content to get full copyright claims protection.
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4. Fesliyan Studios
Fesliyan Studios is another great resource for royalty-free music which is very budget-friendly because it doesn’t ask for any fixed charge from you, but it works on donation. If you want a license to use music tracks from Fesliyan Studios for commercial purposes, you just need to donate any amount you can.
It has a vast collection of all kinds of music and sound effects which you can use in your videos by donating even $5, $10, $100, or any amount you want to donate. You should definitely listen to the music tracks on Fesliyan Studios and if you like them, then make a donation and use the music tracks for a lifetime without thinking of copyright claims and other issues related to monetization.
5. Epidemic Sound
Epidemic Sound is one of the most famous royalty-free music platforms that even your favorite YouTubers might have been using. It has a great collection of premium music tracks and sound effects that will be suitable for almost every kind of video.
It works on a subscription model, and the lowest plan is $7 per month which is quite affordable. And you can use its music in the content on your own YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, and podcast platforms. You can clear one channel per social media platform, but it’s ok to edit the channels during your subscription if you have to.
The best part of Epidemic Sound is that you can use both complete tracks and separate stems (bass, instrumental, vocals) or the music as you need for your content. It has also a great feature called ‘find similar‘ which helps you to find similar tracks of one that you like, and it really helps in finding some great music as you like.