The world is full of high-quality music of all genres, but finding royalty-free music to use in videos (or other projects) can be quite a drag. Keep in mind — royalty-free is different than free music you can use in a Youtube video, for instance.
Free music is something you can download and listen at your convenience, for free, but you can’t necessarily use it for commercial purposes. Essentially, it’s free for download and personal use, but not commercial use. For that, you need royalty-free music. Here’s where you can find it.
AudioJungle is definitely one of the places to check out. With tracks from as little as $1, they provide all genres of royalty-free music. The site also offers a range of sound effects and kits, and the odds you’ll find anything you can ask for in their collection.
If you’re looking for a good place to start, this is it — but it’s not the only one.
Free Stock Music
True to its name, the website has stock music, and it’s free. You need to sign up (which is free), and then you can access their entire collection.
They also offer a wide range of genres, as well as several audio formats (MP3, WAV, & AIFF). All in all, while it is somewhat limited, it’s an excellent and free resource.
Pond music touts themselves as the “world’s largest collection of royalty-free stock video and creative assets”. We don’t know if that’s true, but with a library of 500,000 tracks to choose from, they’re definitely one of the biggest.
What also helps set Pond apart is its excellent categorization. Everything is divided into adequate categories, which makes it very easy to find what you’re looking for and download it with ease.
Seven Skies Music
If you’re looking for royalty free techno music, you can’t go wrong here. Seven Skies has a collection of mastered sounds suitable for most projects.
They claim to be the “platform to unite musicians who make beautiful audio tracks and people who need qualitative sound for various purposes.” While their library is not as large as some of the other ones on this list, the quality definitely makes up for it.
Yet another reliable library, Machinima features a wide range of tracks, genres. Their music is typically available in MP3 format, which might not be well-suited for all projects, but it’s easy to access and use.
In particular, look for songs marked as Legacy — they’re free, as long as you attribute them under a specific license format.
If all else fails, there’s always Amazon. Amazon has one of the biggest libraries you can find anywhere on the internet. It’s not free, but it’s usually quite cheap.
While it’s probably not the place you want to start, you can use Amazon when all else fails.