YouTuber’s often come across this obstacle of finding free music to use as a background for their videos. Of course if you have the funds, you can get it, but what if you’re just starting out and you don’t have enough funds to get music through legal channels by paying them? That’s where this post comes in handy. In this article I will list a few methods to get your free music legally and use it in your videos.

1. Free Music Archive

This website provides legal free music for all the creators out there. FMA is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Here most of the music tracks come with a creative commons license. Which means you can freely use their work but in most cases you must provide a link back attribute to the author. But don’t take my word for it as there are other types of licenses as well. So before anything, click on the track title. Then, on the song page, look at the right hand column. There you should see what license the artist has selected for their work.

You can get the details of each Creative Commons license types by going here: Link.

2. CMJ

This is a twitter profile which offers free music very frequently. This as well is a legal method, so you don’t have to worry about using them in your videos. Like in the previous case, make sure you go to the website and read about the license type along with what are you allowed to do with the free music tracks they give away. In case if the license type is not given, please contact their customer support before using anything in your videos.

3. CCMixter

This is another source for your free music which you can download and use for all your commercial needs, including video creation. Here as well, the website lists several audio tracks with its license types. Most of the tracks here should be properly attributed should you choose to include it in your video. So make sure you read the licensing type and related information before you include it in your video!

4. SoundCloud

If you’re into music you must know about SoundCloud already. But did you know that it is a source for free music as well? SoundCloud also have a lot of free music with different license types which let’s you use the work of several artists for free in your videos. Most of them are available for non commercial uses, but there are a few which are available for commercial uses as well. Almost all of these tracks needs you to attribute the author.

5. Incompetech

All the tracks in this website comes with attribution license types from Creative Commons like many other free music sources. But the best part here is, you can buy the license if you want to include the songs with out giving the attribution to the author, that too at a minimal cost.

Did you like the list? Or do you have another source of free music tracks? LEt us know by commenting below!