8 Sources of Free Music for Video

Will asks: I want to stay safe by using royalty-free music in my videos. Any resources you can point to where I don’t have to pay a small fee and use it forever without worrying?

Answer: Below is a list of generous Free Royalty-free Music Download Sites for Videos that allow you to do just that.  All they ask for is a credit at the end of your videos:

  1. Ben Sound Licensing – You can use the music licensed under the Creative Commons License in your multimedia project (online videos, websites, animations, etc.) as long as you provide a link to the website.
  2. Youtube audio library – an extensive collection of free music for YouTube, by YouTube, on YouTube. This means none of your videos will be tagged for copyright infringement by YouTube’s Content ID system.
  3. Purple PlanetFree download collection for personal use
  4. Incompetech – Use these free background music tracks for YouTube videos, advertising, education, videos, photos…etc. 
  5. PACDV – You may use these tracks free of charge in your video, film, audio and multimedia productions. All you need to do is mention “Music by www.pacdv.com/sounds/” in your credits.
  6. Sonnyboo– For each and every single song, all you have to do is credit the songwriter – Peter John Ross (sonnyboo.com) and the music is yours to use for free.
  7. Taylor Hayward – The music on this site is free to download and play, free to rebroadcast in any form for any purpose, free to play in public, free to publish for profit, and free to sample. There is no copyright on this music.
  8. Musopen – Musopen is focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. They provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions.

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