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YouTube Free Music to Catch Your Audience’s Attention

Take your YouTube channel to the next level by adding free high-quality tracks to your videos. PremiumBeat’s library has every sort of song under the sun. Search by genre, BPM, duration, and more.

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Set the tone

Cinematic music can set a mood for viewers within just a few notes. Use the musical pacing and rhythm to establish the tone. A fast-paced action scene would benefit from a rapid song with strong percussion, whereas a sentimental scene becomes all the more impactful when supported by a sweeping, slow-paced instrumental track.

Perfect for intros and outros

Music has the power to instantly connect viewers with your video. Sweep listeners off their feet with an intro song that will carry them into the content of your video. Offer a sweet outro track to ease the transition from video to quiet computer screen.

Convey emotions

Create an emotional response in your audience by adding music to your videos. Uplifting piano tends to inspire a heartwarming sense in listeners, while eerie strings create an anticipatory fear response. Use PremiumBeat’s mood filter to find songs that send the right vibes to listeners.
About Free Music for YouTube
Does YouTube have free music for videos?
Yes, YouTube offers free music for use in videos. To check it out, sign into your YouTube account and go to the Creator Studio section. In the corresponding sidebar, you will see the YouTube Audio Library. You can search their free music by track title, genre, mood, artist name, or duration. They also have sound effects available for use. It is important to keep in mind, however, that if you are using a free song from YouTube’s library, odds are that many other users have added that same track to their own video. In order to truly stand out from the crowd and create a video with a distinctive sound, explore PremiumBeat’s extensive music library. With so many tracks to choose from and a range of advanced filter options to expedite your search, you are sure to find a song uniquely suited to your video.
What music can I use for free?
Some free music cannot be used on YouTube due to licensing restrictions, so if you plan to use music in your YouTube videos, being aware of music licensing is essential. There’s nothing worse than pouring time and energy into the careful creation of a video, only to have YouTube take it down due to copyright infringement. Thankfully, all of the free music on PremiumBeat is covered by our Standard license, so you can use our songs in your videos with complete peace of mind. If you are interested in using any of the audio tracks from our vast royalty-free library in your videos, you won’t have to pay any sort of royalties, or recurring payments, to the intellectual property owner or creator. We have already ensured that our musicians have been fairly compensated so that you can use their high-quality tracks in your projects worry-free.
Where can I get free music for YouTube?
PremiumBeat has an entire collection of free music that you can use on YouTube. Take a listen to tracks that are warm and uplifting, bright and shimmering, positive and mellow, and more. When you find one that rings your bell, simply click “Get Free.” It will be added to your cart and available to download free of charge. All of our tracks are covered by our Standard music license. This license is made for web-based or non-commercially distributed content. It can be used for unlimited projects, worldwide, in perpetuity, meaning, forever. YouTube, Netflix, podcasts, social media, and online advertising are all protected by this license, so if you add one of our free tracks to your YouTube video, you are completely covered. No need to worry about your video getting taken down by the YouTube authorities for copyright infringement!
How do I choose background music for YouTube?
There are several musical genres that tend to perform well as background music. Cinematic, corporate, acoustic, and ambient are all popular choices, but of course, the songs you pick for your video will depend largely on your content. If you don’t quite know where to begin, try checking out some YouTube videos that are similar in content and tone to the video you intend to create. Pay attention to the musical choices those creators have made. Are the songs upbeat or mellow? Fast-paced or slow? What sorts of instruments do you hear? Any lyrics or purely instrumental? Are the songs achieving the desired effect on you as a viewer? Once you have a sense of what has worked well in these videos, head to the PremiumBeat library and apply some of our advanced filters in order to find similar tracks to accompany your own content.
Where can you get more royalty free music?
A quick online search will reveal a range of royalty-free audio libraries available to you, but rather than waste time combing through all of your options, go ahead and dive into PremiumBeat. One of the most popular libraries out there, the PremiumBeat collection boasts 20,000 exclusive tracks and a roster of over 300 professional musicians. We are here to bring you authentic musical stylings from around the world. You can even search our library by specific world genres, so whether you are looking for Hawaiian or African, Celtic or Korean, we have got you covered. It is just as simple to search by specific instrument or mood. You can also set your chosen duration or BPM range and then listen to tracks that meet your requirements. Once you find the songs you love, be sure to download and edit them into your YouTube videos so your viewers can enjoy as well.

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New to YouTube? See our tips below


How to start your Youtube channel

In order to start your successful YouTube channel, you’re going to need gear. Can’t film without a camera. If you have a smartphone, you can absolutely film with that, but there are also plenty of high-quality cameras on the market to meet a variety of budgets. Beyond that, it helps to have lights, a microphone, some extra memory cards, and C-stands. For in-depth tips on gear, check out here.

After filming your content, you’re going to need editing software to turn that raw video into YouTube gold. This is a great time to add in what visionary director David Lynch describes as “critical to making that mood” of your video. And what’s that essential ingredient? Music. With a PremiumBeat subscription you get instant access to thousands of songs, all of which are covered by our Standard license, so you can put them up on YouTube without any worry of getting flagged.

How to use free music in YouTube videos

To add free music to a video, you will first need to open up your video editing software of choice. Most software allows users to simply drag-and-drop their audio track in order to begin working the music into the video. As you edit the two together, try using the musical pacing and rhythm of your song as an aid to inform when you ought to make your next visual cut. Say the song suddenly adds in a new instrument, for example. That could be a good moment to cut to your next shot. Matching visual action to the beat of a track increases your video’s impact on viewers by keeping them more involved in the action. This technique works regardless of video genre. It is just as effective when employed in a romantic scene from a dramatic film as it is in a frightening, horror movie trailer.

How to upload videos to Youtube

To add a video, first open up YouTube in your computer’s web browser. If you’re not already logged in to your account, do so by clicking SIGN IN at the top-right corner of the page. Then click the video camera-shaped “Upload” icon at the top-right corner of the page. Click “Upload video” from the dropdown menu and then click the blue “Select files” button at the center of the screen. From there, select your video and click “Open.” This will begin the uploading process. Once your video is uploaded, you can customize certain aspects: edit the title, add a description, choose the thumbnails, and more. Click “Next” and follow the on-screen instructions to select your desired settings. When it comes to visibility, you can decide if you would like to make your video public, unlisted, or private. To share with others, be sure to make the video public.
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Find free music tracks that will perfectly complement your YouTube video, no matter the topic of your content. We’ve got songs for your gaming channel, makeup tutorial, film trailer, and more.

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