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Save time and money by downloading PremiumBeat’s free royalty-free music. Whether you’ve got the blues or a skip in your step, PremiumBeat is sure to have the tunes you need.

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Simplified Music Licensing

With PremiumBeat’s royalty-free music licensing, you don’t need to worry about paying ongoing fees or obtaining a copyright license. All you have to do is pay a one-time initial fee or sign up for our monthly subscription to start downloading music today. With so many excellent tracks to choose from, you’ll be grooving in no time.

Variety of Uses

Royalty-free music can be used in a whole host of projects. Regardless of whether it is for personal or professional usage, royalty-free music is the perfect way to take your film, podcast, or internet video content to the next level. Record your own voice atop the track and use the music as the background for an audiobook, guided meditation, or other narration project. The possibilities are endless.

Avoid Copyright Infringement

After all the hard work you have poured into your project, the last thing you want is for it to be taken offline due to copyright infringement. The best way to avoid this is to make sure you’re in the clear from the get-go. Royalty-free music offers you this peace of mind, so that you can rest assured that your project won’t be flagged, and you won’t face a courtroom!
About Free Royalty-free Music
What is royalty free music?
The term “royalty-free” refers to intellectual property that one can use without paying royalties, or recurring payments, to the intellectual property owner or creator. So in the case of royalty-free music, it means that you pay a one-time fee in order to acquire a license that will allow you to use the music in certain projects. These projects may include but are not limited to your website or social media channels, YouTube videos, podcasts, films, theatre productions, commercials, and more. It all depends on the type of license you are working with. Generally speaking, it is essential to ensure that the music you are working with is royalty-free. If it is not, you must pay royalties to the intellectual property owner or face legal consequences for using copyrighted material without permission. Fortunately, all of the music you find on PremiumBeat is royalty-free. Our musical creators have been fairly compensated so that you can use professional quality musical tracks in your projects after paying a one-time license fee.
Where can I get free royalty-free music?
A wide variety of royalty-free music libraries can be found on the internet. Royalty-free music is essentially stock music that can be licensed to customers for use in film, internet video, radio, and other such media. This is noticeably different from copyrighted music libraries. Copyrighted music is protected by copyright, so it can only be licensed out if there has been a special agreement formed with the artist. This means that if you were to try to use a copyrighted song in a YouTube video without permission from the artist, the video would be immediately taken down or partially muted by YouTube. With royalty-free audio, on the other hand, you’ll be good to go because you can always show or upload the license from the site where the music was originally purchased. Take a look at PremiumBeat’s vast collection of royalty-free music to find songs that you can add to your projects and then share with the public without any worry of takedown or muting. Try our music with this free royalty-free music collection.
Do you have to pay for royalty-free music?
When it comes to royalty-free music, there is usually an initial, one-time fee. This is because the term “royalty-free” refers to certain types of intellectual property, such as music, that one can license without needing to pay future royalties to the creator or intellectual property owner. Royalties refer to recurring payments, and not to a single one-time fee. With PremiumBeat, you can pick out the license that best suits your music needs, pay a one-time fee (or try music for free), and be good to go. We also offer a number of royalty-free music tracks that you can download without paying anything so that you have a free way to try out our library. It is important to note that if you download some of these free tracks, the limitations of our standard license still apply. You do not own the licensed music but have instead been issued the licensed tracks for free.
Can I monetize free royalty free music?
There are some restrictions on the ways in which the royalty-free music found in the PremiumBeat library can be used. Any PremiumBeat license will permit you to legally use our royalty-free music in a number of different projects. Personal or professional usage for yourself, your clients, or your employer are all allowed. Internet videos, corporate videos, and non-commercially distributed projects fall within this allowable category. But when it comes to monetization, you cannot sell, trade, transfer, barter, or share any of our free music tracks in their original form. The music tracks cannot be resold except to the extent that they have been embedded in your personal work and have come to be a part of your end product. If you have added instruments or voice to a free music track, the final track cannot be marketed as your own. Singing over the music and selling or distributing the song is also not allowed.
Can you use free royalty free music in a film?
Whether or not you can use free royalty-free music in a film depends on the type of license you are working with. PremiumBeat offers two flexible plans in order to best meet your musical needs. Both licenses include unlimited use within your project. PremiumBeat’s Standard License allows you to use music in any project that is not commercially distributed, which includes student films and films shown at film festivals. If that matches your project, then pay a $49 one-time fee and you’ll be ready to go. PremiumBeat’s Premium License, on the other hand, allows you to use music in commercially distributed projects. This includes films with budgets that are at most $2,000,000 (USD). If you’re working with that sort of project, pay the one-time $199 fee to cover your project in perpetuity.

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How to use free music

Using free royalty-free music for videos

Play around with using royalty-free music as a video editing aid. You can essentially use the musical pacing and rhythm to help organize or plan your edits. If you are editing an action scene, for example, you will first want to search PremiumBeat’s library for songs with a rapid BPM rate that will match your fast-paced scene. Drag-and-drop your favorite track into your video editing software and then start looking for visual actions that you can match to the beat. When you cut a clip in time with the beat, it marries the visual and auditory senses and packs a more powerful punch for your viewer. You can also time specific visual actions such as a sudden swerve in a car chase with a corresponding quick change in the music to achieve a similarly powerful effect. These same techniques work in every video genre, from romance to sci-fi, drama to comedy.

Using free royalty free music in YouTube

If you want to have a successful YouTube channel, it is important to post high-quality videos regularly. You want to maintain a cohesive tone so that your target audience knows what to expect from your channel. Incorporating royalty-free music into your videos is a powerfully effective way to brand yourself. If you want viewers to know who you are and what you’re all about within just a few seconds of watching one of your videos, add music that expresses the tone of your content. Do you create funny, off-beat videos? Check out PremiumBeat’s “Mood” filter options and select “Comedy/Funny” to find a track that can become part of your standard video intro. If you’re passionate about creating guided meditation videos, then PremiumBeat’s “Relaxation/Meditation” mood filter option will be the way to go. With so many professional-sounding songs in our library, you are bound to find the perfect track to enhance your YouTube video content.

Using free royalty free music for podcasts

If you have ever listened to the radio, you are familiar with the ways in which professional DJs talk while music plays in the background. Using royalty-free music as your own “talk over music” is an excellent way to kick the professionalism of your podcast up a notch. Explore the many available tracks on PremiumBeat until you find the one that matches the mood and tone of your show. When you edit your chosen audio clip in as your talk over music, be sure to check the audio levels. Your voice should ring out loud and clear while the talk over music remains at a lower volume so as to support your words and not distract from your message. When done right, talk over music can help you smoothly segue from one section of your show to the next while keeping your listeners interested and engaged.
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