Top 10 Background Music Sources For Your Video Content

31 July 2021
Top 10 Background Music Sources For Your Video Content

What is the aim of video content on social media and the web?

Video content on social media and the web has boomed in the last years. Recently, research has shown us that without video content on the web or social media platforms, you can not achieve your desired impact on your marketing strategy. You are proof of this information. People are sharing and watching more videos on social media platforms like Instagram daily. This is with things called ‘stories’ which display scenes from your lives. Companies also follow this by creating more videos for their products and services to impress target groups. This increases sales and is a huge part of their marketing strategy. People definitely like videos. Again, according to research, they tend to buy products and services where they can watch videos about it. Video marketing is an emerging subject in online digital marketing that deserves more interest and it will continue to rock marketing strategies.


Video content with background music

It appears we will see more video content on the web and social media platforms due to people’s tendencies. For this reason, you should be more creative to make an impact with your video content. In this article, we will consider one essential part of creating strong video content which is discovering high-quality free background music for your video.


10 Free fabulous web sites to discover background music for your video


Finding high-quality background music for your video content could be a really hard and time-consuming job. There are many websites with millions of selections and various options for searching, licensing, and music types. No need to worry, we have checked most of them and listed the top 10 for you.

As always, before using the below sources for your work, check out the basic glossary about licensing music, sound, or tracks you want to use.

Creative Commons: It is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Various types of Creative Commons licenses range from allowing any type of use with no attribution to allowing only certain uses with no changes.

Public Domain: The term ‘public domain’ refers to creative materials that are not protected by intellectual property laws such as copyright, trademark, or patent laws. The public owns this work, not an individual author or artist. Anyone can use a public domain work without obtaining permission, but no one can ever own it.

Royalty-free: Music mostly has a one-time fee to use as many times as you like. When you buy it once, you can use it as much as you can.

The above terms are the basics of copyright issues. You should know about them but not be limited to them. You should be aware of the copyright for any content before using it to prevent any conflict with owners.


So, now you are ready to check out our list:


1. YouTube Audio Library 

This is an amazing audio library with totally free licensing (public domain and Creative Commons) sophisticated search options and great tools. Definitely one of the best. 


2. Epidemic Sound 

This is easy to use, with lots of selection, high-quality sound, and mostly royalty-free licensing. Licensing could be a little bit complicated, so be careful. 


3. Jamendo 

It has lots of selection, user-friendly tools, and is the supported source for artists. Licensing is royalty-free, starting from $49. 


4. AudioBlocks 

A good selection with tracks, loops, and sound effects. Many collections are available. This is my favorite place to check out. It is royalty-free starting from $99/year. 


5. Free Music Archive 

This has all types of content, many different artist's music, directed by WFMU, and a variety of genres. The licensing is public domain and Creative Commons. 


6. AudioJungle 

With a huge selection and great music genres, it is easy to use. It has royalty-free licensing with moderate pricing. 


7. SoundCloud 

This is a well-known platform for good music. The search mechanism not as easy, but you will get used to it. There are great artists and selections from all around the world. Licensing is Creative Commons. 


8. Bensound 

This is an artist-based website. You get access to Benjamin Tissot’s amazing tracks for all kinds of projects such as animations, movies, and commercials. It is easy to search through and licensing is royalty-free.  


9. Freeplay Music 

With top selections and good music, it can be a little bit costly. But, free options are available for personal use. Licencing is Creative Commons.


10. IncompeTech 

Another artist-based website that you can use completely free with attribution or $20 per track if you don't want attribution. Pieces of music are created by Kevin Macleod’s for different kinds of projects. Licensing is royalty-free.


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