October 25, 2021
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Royalty-free music to use in your videos

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If you are a content creator you have to keep in mind that you can not use what you want. An image, a video, a file, has rights of use and it is very important to respect the characteristics of that file. Royalty-free music is very suitable to be used in videos you make, without having to pay any license.

There is brand protection, for example, which is done to protect on social networks content that belongs to a company. You always have to be legal and not incur in any act that is not appropriate. On Youtube there are strikes. Strikes on Youtube are three notices you receive on your account if you violate some type of copyright in a video you upload to the platform. If you reach a third notice Youtube may close your channel.

In this article I comment on four websites that offer you royalty-free, free music to use in your videos.


Bensound allows you to download royalty-free music and use it in your projects. You can use this music for free in your multimedia projects (online videos for Youtube or Facebook), websites, animations, etc., but you have to give credit to Bensound.com in the description of the video. For example, you must put “Music:  https://www.bensound.com“.

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Figure 1. Bensound home

If you cannot give credit in this case you have to buy a Pro license for that audio with which you will get a license certificate to be able to use that music that has a cost of € 34.

Youtube Audio Library

If you are a Youtube content creator, the portal itself has a free audio library to use. You will find it in this direction. In this case you can choose the gender, mood, duration, what is the type of license, etc.

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Figure 2. Audio library on Youtube

You can use that free audio track in any of your videos, even the ones you monetize. You don’t have to attribute ownership to anyone. YouTube may indicate who the artist is and include a link to the Audio Library in your video, but that’s the least of it, the creator also must have their credit.


The ccMixter page is one of the leading communities for music lovers on the Internet. Music lovers watch and enjoy free music download on this online music and sound effects platform. You can explore the work of others and also share content made by you. If you are interested in making videos that contain the best music or background sound effects, then it is a platform that will fulfill your intimate desire to generate productive work.

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Figure 3. ccMixter home page

First, the musicians upload a sample of original song. Then, singers upload original cappellas and producers and DJs create remixes. Because of its uniqueness and huge collection of material, ccMixter is simply a universe of possibilities. For readers’ information, the song and other sound effects available on this website can be downloaded for free and users can also share them. However, there are some songs that are restricted, along with the licensing system.


Shutterstock Music is a repository of music clips and sound effects that can be used in videos or any other type of advertising and commercials. It has its own designed music library that contains hundreds of thousands of music and sounds. Rated your search section by mood and gender. Some of the music clips are available for free, but most of the data is available for a reasonable price.

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Figure 4. Shutterstock homepage

For its wide range of music clips and soundtracks, it is widely known as the provider of an ever-growing library of best-in-class music, stock videos and archival clips that you can use in videos, movies, commercials, TV productions, interactive.

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