Video marketing has seen a sharp rise coupled with its content being more popular now. Video integration in apps has seen an increase in popularity and use. With the need for video content being at an all-time high we are faced with one problematic scenario.  That scenario is finding quality background music for your video. Neil Patel states that 64% to 85% of people are more likely to buy a product after watching a product video. We are going to explore some really useful places to find background music. These are the 20 Amazing Sites To Find Background Music For Your Video.

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In a nutshell, we will talk about.

  1. Audioblocks
  2. Audiojungle
  3. Epidemic Sound
  4. Bensound
  5. Hooksounds
  6. Artlist
  7. Music Vine
  8. Jamendo
  9. YouTube Audio Library
  10. Enovo Music
  11. CCmixter
  12. Purple Planet
  13. Gerry Music
  14. Musopen
  15. Amazon Music
  16. Pond5
  17. MelodyLoops
  18. Soundstripe
  19. Musicbed
  20. Soundsnap

NOTE: Stats to why you need video in your 2020 marketing plan.

 

Amazing Sites To Find Background Music For Your Video.

1. Audioblocks

20 Amazing Sites To Find Background Music For Your Video

It has some nifty feature worth looking at. You can filter your results by mood, genre, instruments and tempo.  The site is not complicated to use. They seem to be always adding new content based on what their customers are searching for. We learnt about this site through a youtube vlogger and it seems like a great place to being your music search journey.

2. Audiojungle

20 Amazing Sites To Find Background Music For Your Video

  • Licensing: Royalty-free
  • Pricing: $1

AudioJungle is part of Envato Market. The significance of this is that there over 35,000 professional designers, music makers, and developers. This means your music will be fresh and well-composed as there is real talent behind the curation. AudioJungle as we understand it is the most preferred professional site for background and instrumental music. There is also a wide range of music kits and sound effects to take your video further.

 

3.Epidemic Sound

Epidemic really makes an effort to help you with your music needs. The best thing about this site is that they include everything; packaging all the legal rights you could need into one simple license. Other sites struggle with the latter statement but Epidemic works seamlessly. All plans give you full access to their massive library of 30 000 tracks and 60 000 sound effects, including stems. New tracks are added every week and you’re free to cancel anytime.

4. Bensound

Bensound offers a diverse collection of both free and premium soundtracks. Bensound created and uploaded by artist Benjamin Tissot. He has over 12 years of experience in writing music. What we know is that artist-curated collections are always key and amazing to use. Bensound has it all covered. The audio tracks are under CC-Attribution license means, you have to credit to the musician.

5. Hooksounds

Hooksound is a well-curated music site. HookSoundshave done one thing exceptionally well and that is to encompass different tastes from around the world through their artists. Hooksounds is not too generic which makes it prime music real estate so as to speak. We also like how the website looks and feels.

6. Artlist

Artlist is a community of artists curating exclusive music for filmmakers and video creators. We love the super-easy navigation. If your looking for an indie feel this is a must-see, as their music tracks are sourced from a growing number of indie artists around the world.

We really love the one universal license for all the music tracks on Artlist feature plus you can use the music tracks anywhere, forever. The feature of unlimited music for as long as you subscribe is key to all videomakers everywhere. Another vital point is that there is an advanced filtering option to filter music tracks based on the type of instrument used. Imagine that!!!

Our social media manager client states that out of the 20 amazing sites to find background music for your video, that we listed, Artlist is easily one of the top ones.

7. Music Vine

  • Licensing: Royalty-free
  • Pricing: $20, $36

The site has 4537 exceptional tracks and 275 world-class artists. it’s rather small but its quality. Yet again the site is simple to navigate which is a plus when you’re looking at thousands of tracks. It has a clean and simple interface.

You can add filters to narrow down your search. All in all, we give it a thumbs up, a big thumbs up. Our Youtube Vlogger client states that Music vine has a highly-curated selection of music from indie artists which gives you a different feel especially now that we are surrounded by more generic stuff.

8. Jamendo

Jamendo is a perfect site. It is an open community which connects independent artists and music lovers. The platform has a wide catalogue of more than 500,000 tracks by 40,000 artists from over 150 countries all over the world. The thing we love about Jamendo is that it suggests different tracks for different types of video ads, including Facebook, YouTube, radio, TV and more. You can find new music by viewing the most popular, most downloads, most played, the latest releases, and editor-curated lists.

9. YouTube Audio Library

Licensing: Royalty-free
Pricing: Royalty free (Public domain & Creative Commons)

We like this site because it is safe. Let me explain. Using copyrighted music track in your videos can result in YouTube blocking your ID or Google penalizing you for violating copyright. The vast audio library of YouTube can be your solution meaning if you use their tracks there is no way to be blocked or get hit by a suit.

The popularity filter is where you’ll find the best background music and this is a plus as you’ll know that people will respond well with the music.  Vloggers have stated that it’s extremely seamless if you’re already creating Youtube content.

10. Enovo Music

Licensing: Royalty-free
Pricing: $29, $99, $199

This site provides a great and fast solution for a wide range of customers from freelance video editors. They have a decent music category section. All in all a great addition to your music site search.

11. CCmixter

20 Amazing Sites To Find Background Music For Your Video

Licensing: Royalty-free
Pricing: Free (with attribution)

I found it a little difficult to search but nevertheless it is a great site to find new stuff.  ccMixter is a community site taking contributions from thousands of artists. It has eccentric, eclectic, experimental genres, and background loops. It will take you time to be fully integrated with this site.

12. Purple Planet

20 Amazing Sites To Find Background Music For Your Video

Licensing: Royalty-free
Pricing: $8 STANDARD or BROADCAST $40

Purple Planet Music is a collection of music written and performed by Chris Martyn and Geoff Harvey. Purple planet divides the genres differently. We like how they have done it. They manage to split the music into, either what the music sounds like which for us is great if we are looking for a certain feel. Thet have genres like inspirational, gentle and creepy just to name a few. We recommend it if you’re looking for a certain mood you want to create in your video.

13. Gerry Music

20 Amazing Sites To Find Background Music For Your Video

Licensing: Royalty-free
Pricing: $29-$199 range

We love an artist created site. This site is carefully curated by Gerry Black. It’s his private music library. Gerry Black is a dedicated multi-player musician and an experienced sound engineer. The site is easy to use and has genres that you will find helpful. We recommend this site.

14. Musopen

20 Amazing Sites To Find Background Music For Your Video

Licensing: Royalty-free
Pricing: $0-$20

Musopen is a non-profit based in San Francisco, CA. Musopen has royalty-free music tracks, sheet music files, and music education resources that are available without copyright restrictions. Remember, paid subscribers get access to new pieces of music up to 2 weeks earlier. So we recommend being a paid subscriber to at least get an advantage.

15. Amazon Music

20 Amazing Sites To Find Background Music For Your Video

Licensing: Royalty-free
Pricing: Free or premium tracks start at $0.99

Amazon has a deep bank of music. You can sort the records by categories and sample them before making the purchase. The tracks are easily organized by genre however their search function needs a better sifter in a way. Remember however Amazon Music Terms of Use, states “you may use the Services only for your personal, non-commercial purposes”.

16. Pond5

20 Amazing Sites To Find Background Music For Your Video

Licensing: Royalty-free
Pricing: $199 a month-$999 a year

It’s pricey but it’s quality. We like Pond5. One of our European clients recommended it to us. It has more than 13 million stock video, music, and images included in your subscription. Pond5 has lots of content that is of the highest quality that can make your project look more professional and stand out.

It has more than 17 million video clips, award-winning tools including patented Visual Search for video, and integrations for all major video-editing software. They have been around for a long time and have built up the reputation of being a market leader in selling video footage. So we highly recommend to check this one out.

17. MelodyLoops

20 Amazing Sites To Find Background Music For Your Video

Licensing: Royalty-free
Pricing: $29 or three tracks 

This is another decent site to check out. What we like is that there is music for moods, genres, styles. The site is easy to use and search for new music.

18. Soundstripe

20 Amazing Sites To Find Background Music For Your Video

Licensing: Royalty-free
Pricing: $11, $21 $63.

This is an amazing site we have used them before. Your membership gets you a consistent flow of new music every week to keep you inspired for the next project. Their customer care team is also very good meaning you can ask them for help regarding certain issues. We really like sites with an active customer care team because it makes your search easier. It has a diverse selection and its great quality. The site is also easy to use so that’s another major plus. Out of the 20 Amazing Sites To Find Background Music For Your Video we really like soundstripe.

19. Musicbed

20 Amazing Sites To Find Background Music For Your Video

Licensing: Synchronization/Master Use License
Pricing: $9,19, 59, 89

Musicbed has dozens of stock music ready for you. They add new music weekly and also remember they were one of the first ones on the scene. Additionally, they have filters, therefore, finding that perfect song is a little easier. The Filmmaker Freedom states that “It’s the “OG” in the music for film space—the site against which all of the others are judged.” Its interface is very well-developed and designed, making it easy to find whatever you’re looking for. Basically, everything Musicbed does exudes quality.

20. Soundsnap

20 Amazing Sites To Find Background Music For Your Video

Licensing: Royalty-free
Pricing: There is a pay as you go $15, $29 or $199 annually 

Their library has over 280,000 professional sounds. They update weekly which is a good trait. Filmmaker states it’s like the Artlist of sound effects. Sounssnap is a must if you’re searching for sound effects.

The Take-Away

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Note these stats are just shedding light into why you must incorporate video in your marketing plan. If you do not know how to make video there are loads of freelancers out there to help you out.

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