Royalty-free soundtracks nowadays are in great demand. Thousands of YouTube and film creators need audio clips to mix them into their videos. Music producers who have recently begun their journey require pieces of music to add them to their songs. So, if you are or want to be one among them, you don’t need to be apprehensive about getting royalty-free music. The following are the best websites to download license-free soundtracks for your projects.
1) YouTube Audio Library
In the YouTube Audio Library, you can get royalty-free music and audio effects to mix in your videos. You can find the audio library exclusively in the YouTube Studio of your channel. You can find a track just by entering the name of the artist, or keyword in the search bar.
Soundcloud provides an awesome collection of background music for videos. Most of the tracks on SoundCloud are licensed under Creative Commons, so you can freely use them as long as you obey the guidelines placed by the artist. The website may require work upfront to utilize the search feature, but once you get used to it, you’ll discover an enormous collection of music from artists globally.
3) Facebook Sounds Collection
The Facebook sound collection comes under the Creator Studio. It has a striking resemblance with the YouTube audio library. The website provides a range of soundtracks from established artists and songwriters. You can e explore a collection of songs, vocals, and instrumental tracks of different genres like hip hop, pop, jazz, and country.
Storyblocks offers a huge collection of royalty-free music for your videos or podcast projects. You can create more with infinite stock soundtrack downloads. Whether you’re looking for a pop song to set a tone or upbeat EDM music to add energy and inspire, Storyblocks has got them all. Most of the soundtracks on Storyblocks are free to download. However, there are also premium soundtracks that you can unlock with a subscription.
Wave.video is a huge audio library where you can get more than 300,000 royalty-free sound clips. These audio tracks come from premium as well as free providers. The unique thing about Wave.video is that you can freely preview each royalty-free soundtrack along with your video. It also allows you to cut, mix, and edit them right in your web browser.
6) Free Music Archive
Free Music Archive is one of the most diverse websites for finding highly curated soundtracks and audio effects for all types of video content. They also have a dedicated ‘Spoken Word’ genre. All the soundtracks are legal to use in diverse situations. FMA provides around 1,500 public domain tracks that are licensed for commercial use and thousands of audio clips under Creative Commons for marketers and creators.
Audiojungle, also known as Envato Market, has an international community of artists and sound engineers that manage the stock of the best music in all genres. It is a website where you can find royalty-free music that you can use to customize your music to your taste. Be careful, some of them do require you to buy or credit the author.
Bensound offers a great compilation of royalty-free soundtracks from diverse collections including cinematic, folk, and EDM. The website operates under the Creative Commons license, so you can use the music your YouTube videos and Facebook posts. But to download the soundtracks, you will have to credit Bensound. The website is free with attribution, but you can get 1-year unlimited downloads for $129.
ccMixter is one of the most reliable websites for exploring license-free soundtracks. Unlike other websites that are run by single artists, ccMixter is a website maintained by a community taking contributions from several artists around the globe. It offers thousands of royalty-free audio-tracks for commercial use under Creative Commons.
IncompeTech is an artist-run website offering an enormous library of free music in all genres. All the soundtracks that you’ll get on IncompeTech are produced and uploaded by Kevin MacLeod. With attribution, you can download music for a variety of projects free of cost.
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