11 Best Royalty Free Music Sites for Your Amazing Videos!4 min read

As a company which makes video marketing simpler for individuals and companies of all sizes, we know how important a role music track can play in a video.

Coupled with the right soundtrack, your video can do wonders and evoke specific emotions in your audience and grips them from start to finish.

Ignore the music, and your audience will ignore your video.

That said, hiring a commercial music producer or having an in-house music production team to produce hit tracks for your videos can make things very costly.

Additionally, some of the music tracks you find online are not copyright free; the last thing you want is having your video taken down for using someone’s music track without their permission!

To ensure you avoid all this, we have found a few websites out there that provide royalty free stock music, you can download your preferred music tracks for free or a one-time cost and use it in your videos for commercial purposes.

Royalty-free Music Sites for Videos

1. Premium Beat

Best choice if you want a very premium and high-quality music track for your video. Back by Shutterstock, Premium beat offers a diverse collection of royalty free music from a variety of artists and genres.

Pros

Wide range of music filtering options (by genre, mood, artist, etc)

All music tracks have the same price tag of $49

Cons

There are no free music tracks.

Visit Premium Beat

2. Audio Jungle

AudioJungle hosts a collection of close to a million music tracks and sound clips. They constantly update their collection every week so you never run out of choices.

Pros

Music tracks available for as low as $5

They even have a monthly pricing plan

Cons

There are no free music tracks

Some music tracks are overpriced

Visit Audio Jungle

3. Bensound

Bensound offers a diverse collection of both free and premium soundtracks. Their free licensing option even lets you use their soundtracks on online videos if you credit them in your description.

Pros

Free tracks are available.

They even have a subscription-based pricing plan.

Cons

The collection is less when compared to other sites.

Visit Bensound

4. Filmstro

Filmstro offers royalty free music in over 65 different categories. The cool thing about Filmstro is that it lets you create a customized soundtrack by changing its momentum, depth, and power.

Pros

Customization features

Affordable monthly subscription plans

Cons

Only 5 free tracks in the trial version

Visit Filmstro

5. Purple Planet

Although not so famous, purple planet hosts a good collection of downloadable stock music. All their music tracks are free to be used for non-commercial purposes.

However, you can also pay a one-time fee if you’re looking to use the music tracks for commercial and broadcast purposes.

Pros

Unlimited free downloads

Cons

Lacks options to filter music tracks

Visit Purple Planet

6. YouTube Music Library

Even Youtube has its own free repository of high-quality music tracks and sound effects.

Pros

Music tracks and sound effects can be searchable and filtered based on genre, instrument, mood, duration, and attribution.

Cons

Some tracks require attribution and hence you should credit the artist in your video description.

Visit YouTube Music Library

7. StoryBlocks Audio

Storyblocks partners with some of the best artists to create original tracks, helping companies like National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and MTV make video soundtracks. It offers flexible pricing plans and constantly upgrades its library.

Pros

A large collection of music tracks and sound effects

Cons

The basic plan comes with only 5 downloads/month

No Free downloads available

Visit Story Blocks Audio

8. Free Stock Music

Whether you’re looking to spice up a home movie or polish a professional video, Free Stock Music has a music track for all your video creation needs.

Pros

Formats available in MP3, WAV, & AIFF.

Free sign up

Cons

Lacks options to filter music tracks

Visit Free Stock Music

9. Epidemic Sound

Epidemic Sound has curated a large collection of royalty-free music, spanning from genres like “Action & Adventure” to “World”, allowing users to download diverse and high-quality soundtracks.

Pros

30-days free trial

Custom Pricing Plan

Cons

Separate Pricing for licensing

Visit Epidemic Sound

10. Soundstripe

Soundstripe partners with many artists worldwide to produce songs that you can filter by mood, genre, pace, instruments, key, vocals, duration, and beats per minute.

With a Soundstripe account, you can download royalty-free music, follow artists you like, and even create your own playlists.

Pros

Robust Filtering and Curated Playlists

No separate pricing for licensing

Cons

There’s no free plan

Visit Soundstripe

11. Josh Woodward

Josh has a humble collection of 200+ music tracks across a variety of genres. He has made his entire collection available for the public to use for free.

Pros

Completely free to use for both commercial and non-commercial purposes

Cons

A very limited collection of music tracks

Visit Josh Woodward

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Santa is a Product Marketer at Animaker. He frequently writes for Animaker's video marketing blog. When he is not working, you can find him helping non-profits and providing career guidance for young graduates.

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