Stunning Royalty Free Instrumental Music

Our curated instrumental collection has it all: large-scale orchestrals, intimate solos, and more. Your video’s perfect soundtrack starts here.

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Amplify each plot twist and elevate every character arc with an original instrumental cue. Search music by mood to find the sound you need.
About Instrumental Music
What is instrumental music?
Instrumental music is music that features only musical instruments, no lyrics. A song with lyrics would be considered to have vocals. Instrumental music tracks may be remixes of songs that originally had vocals, or they may be songs written without any intention of including vocals. When it comes to the history of instrumental music, almost no written instrumental compositions exist before 1500. In the late 1500s, however, English composer William Byrd penned several instrumental pieces that were based on early forms of dance music. In more contemporary popular music, instrumentals can show up in a number of genres. Such tracks started to appear on the pop charts in the mid-1950s, with songs like Bill Doggett’s “Honky Tonk” and the Champs’ “Tequila.” At that time, instrumental dance music was a hit with the rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues crowd. In the 1970s and ‘80s, instrumental music was most commonly heard in the soundtracks of films. By the 1990s, new-age music and jazz helped return instrumental music to the charts. Today, there are apps and websites geared toward helping listeners identify the title of the instrumental track they are currently listening to.
Is instrumental music royalty free?
Some instrumental music is royalty-free, but other instrumental tracks are copyrighted. A stock music library such as PremiumBeat features thousands of royalty-free instrumental tracks. These royalty-free beats in our collection span a wide range of instrumental music genres. To explore, head to our search engine. Look to the filters on the left side of the page and scroll down to “Advanced.” Click that and select “Instrumental Only” from the corresponding dropdown menu. Then scroll back up to “Genres.” We have everything from blues, pop, and everything in between. Plus, our subgenre options allow you to further specify the exact sort of song you want to hear within a given genre.
Who uses instrumental music?
Instrumental music can be used in a variety of settings and projects to great effect. If you are wondering:
  • Does instrumental music help studying? Yes, research has shown that music has the power to produce a number of positive effects on the human body and brain. Instrumental music played at a rate of 60 beats per minute reduces the stress levels and increases the sense of relaxation in listeners, putting them in an optimal study state. Music also activates both the left and right hemispheres of the brain simultaneously, which leads to greater learning capabilities and improved memory. Listening to Mozart temporarily enhances the ability to think through abstract solutions to logical problems, making it ideal background music for those studying for math exams.
  • Can you use instrumental music on YouTube? Yes, you can use instrumental background music in your YouTube videos. The creators of successful YouTube channels tend to include music to increase the production value of their videos and maintain a professional image. When choosing music for videos, consider the subject matter and overall tone of the content. Search PremiumBeat by Mood to find tracks that match the vibe of your channel.
  • Can I use instrumental music on Facebook? Yes, you can use instrumental music on Facebook, but be sure you have the rights to do so. It may seem innocuous to post a video that includes a popular track, but copyright law still applies to social media. Facebook may remove a video or ban a user’s account if copyright infringement repeatedly occurs. To avoid such a scenario, use instrumental music from a royalty-free music library like PremiumBeat. After paying a one-time fee to license your tracks, you can use the music on Facebook without any worry of copyright claims.
  • Instrumental music for commercial use: Instrumental music works well in a variety of commercial projects. You can use it to juice up ads and promos, establish the tone of your brand, enhance the atmosphere of your film, and more. Find choice instrumental tracks in the PremiumBeat library, add them to your cart, and go to check out to select the Premium license to use your music in revenue-generating projects.
Where to find instrumental music?
Looking for high-quality instrumental music downloads? The PremiumBeat copyright music library is home to thousands of choice tracks created by professionals from around the world. Use our high-powered search engine to find the instrumental tracks you want to hear in a few quick clicks. With our many filters at your fingertips, you can easily specify the exact sort of track you have in mind. Search by Genres, Mood, Instruments, and more. Once you have found the tracks you want to buy, add them to your cart, and head to check out. Select the music license that matches the needs of your project, pay a one-time fee, and download your instrumental music in moments.

Wondering where to find instrumental music that is free to download? Simply go to our search engine, scroll down to “Advanced,” and select both “Instrumental Only” and “Free Tracks.” The resulting song options can be downloaded for free, but the rules of our royalty-free licenses still apply. Our free instrumental music tracks span several genres, from indie rock to electronic, so you are sure to find your ideal sound. To download your free tracks, you will first need to create an account with us or sign in to your existing account. Once that’s done, you’re all set.
How to download instrumental music?
Use the PremiumBeat search engine to quickly and easily find instrumental music to download. Look to the filters on the left side of the page. Scroll down to “Advanced” and select “Instrumental Only” from the corresponding dropdown menu. You will then be presented with thousands of tracks that are all instrumental. To further specify the sort of instrumental tracks you want to hear, utilize the other filter options. Within our “Instruments” section, you will find both well-known instruments such as the piano and guitar, as well as lesser known instruments like the flugelhorn and mellotron. You can also search for tracks by Genre, Mood, BPM, Duration, and more. If you listen to a song that has the sort of sound you want to hear more of, simply click the title and scroll down to the “More songs like this one” section. There you’ll find similar songs that you can add to a playlist to keep track of your favorite new beats. When you are ready to download your instrumental music, head to check out and select the license that meets your needs. Pay a one-time fee and download your tracks in moments.
How to sell instrumental music?
If you are interested in selling your instrumental music, you can get started by setting up a website. To promote your music and build some buzz, you may want to offer some free songs. Utilize social media, keeping both current and potential fans in mind. Because marketing your own music is quite an undertaking, consider submitting your music to a well-respected and established music library like PremiumBeat. At PremiumBeat, wecare about nurturing, supporting, and fairly compensating our artists. Before submitting, verify that your music is:
  • 100% original: You must own and control 100% of the copyright for both the composition and master recording of the song.
  • Exclusively available: While you may submit songs that you have already placed elsewhere as examples of your work, only tracks that are exclusively available will be considered for the PremiumBeat library.
  • Free of 3rd party rights: PremiumBeat acts as the exclusive music publisher for all compositions in our library.

If the above is true of your music, you may submit your tracks for consideration. Keep in mind that it may take up to four weeks before the PremiumBeat team has the chance to review your music. If your music seems like a potentially good fit for our library, a member of our team will reach out to you.

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Need a nostalgic piano cue? Or perhaps you’re looking for something more lively? Whatever instrument you’re after, we’ve got you covered.

Instrumental Tracks for Every Project

Whether you need engaging corporate music for your presentation, an orchestral piece for your film, a background beat for your YouTube video, PremiumBeat has you covered. Find your perfect instrumental music in our library today.

Simple Licensing Process

When you find instrumental tracks you love on PremiumBeat, simply add them to your cart and head to check out to select the license that meets the needs of your project. Pay a one-time fee and your instrumental music downloads will be ready to go.

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PremiumBeat is home to thousands of professionally made instrumental tracks that you won’t find anywhere else. Every song you hear is 100% original and exclusively available on PremiumBeat. Explore our library to find your new favorite beats.

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