Best Royalty Free Music For Commercial Use, Video Editing, YouTube & More

Best Paid & Free Music For Commercial Use, Video Editing, YouTube Hickey Media

When it comes to making videos, finding the perfect song can be challenging. It's easy when you have a $1,000 budget for a track, but when you are looking to spend under $20 it can be a challenge.

Below I listed a few locations you can find both completely free to use Creative Commons Licenced Music as well as standard Royalty Free music for your next video. Make sure you are following the proper process of getting the song licensed for the project you are creating.

Let's get started with a top-level overview, the options you have for licensing. Let us know if you are interested in hearing about other ways we get music for our videos. We are not affiliated with any of the sites of channels below, this is a simple list to help you locate music for your videos. Enjoy!

Different licenses to keep in mind for your production

  • Creative Commons License
    • Usually requires you to get permission from the musician and give credit in your video or in your description depending on the agreement.
  • Royalty Free Standard License
    • Usually for single use on social media videos only and excludes uses in materials such as DVD's that will be sold.
  • Royalty Free Premium or Extended License
    • Usually allows you to use the song in whichever content you would like nationally and internationally for an extended period of time.

    Websites With Royalty Free Music

    These sites require you to pay for a license to use the song in your video legally.

    Websites With Creative Commons Music

    Features options with Creative Commons Licensing making it able for you to have free music for your video as long as credit is given.

    Best Royalty Free Music For Commercial Use, Video Editing, YouTube Hickey Media

      Youtube Creative Commons Music

      Features options with Creative Commons Licensing making it able for you to have free music for your video as long as credit is given.

        Soundcloud Creative Commons Music

        Features options with Creative Commons Licensing making it able for you to have free music for your video as long as credit is given.

        Having to find Royalty Free Music will be a breeze now that you have options. Just narrow down the genre of music your video requires, as well as the speed of the song. 

        Don't forget about your current connections. Ask your friends who are in bands if you can use their music in videos. This way you at least have some backup free options, and you're helping your friends get exposure.

        Conclusion

        Finding the perfect song for your video can be difficult, after all, it is just one part of creating a professional video for your business. Once you found the perfect song your usually never too happy with the price. Use this article to look at the different options of music you have available at different price points. Set a clear objective from the start of your budget, song length, and overall theme to make the best use of your time. 

        Best Royalty Free Music For Commercial Use, Video Editing, YouTube & More

        About the Author:  Blake Hickey - For over 12 years my passion has been helping fashion companies BREAKTHROUGH the noise of online media and massively increase their profits. As founder and creative director of Hickey Media, I continue to find ways to help my customers excel. Connect with me on Instagram @HickeyMedia or LinkedIn. Or join my Facebook Community of both established and aspiring apparel, jewelry, and accessory businesses owners and employees that support and refer one another.


        2 comments

        • This was a huge help, thanks for assembling all these.

          Best,
          Taylor

          Taylor Perez
        • Sooooo much music, thank you!

          Perry Rosser

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