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Royalty-Free Music for YouTube Videos

No matter the genre of your YouTube video content, PremiumBeat’s vast library of royalty-free music is sure to have the tracks you need to raise the volume on your viewer engagement.

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Simplified Music Licensing

PremiumBeat’s Standard license has you covered so you can use our music in your YouTube videos. Just want one track? Opt for the single purchase of a Standard license. Editing a lot of videos? Try out our Monthly Subscription to get 5 licensed tracks a month. Download today and start building your YouTube channel.

Express Emotion

By adding strong musical compositions to your YouTube videos, you can express a range of emotions. A light and bouncy intro song instantly informs viewers that an upbeat, happy video is about to begin, while a strong outro at the end of an action-packed film trailer can keep viewers’ hearts beating all the way to the final shot. Explore our library to find tracks that will play on your viewers’ heartstrings.

Professional Sound

Add music to your YouTube videos to wordlessly inform your audience that you have put thought and care into the creation of your content. Videos that include high-quality music come across as more professional, and the more professional viewers take your content to be, the more likely it is that they will check out your channel on a regular basis.
About Music for YouTube
How to find music for Youtube videos?
One of the easiest ways to find music for your YouTube videos is to search the PremiumBeat library. With so many filter options at your fingertips, you are bound to find the perfect tracks to accompany your content in no time. Do you have a gaming channel? Check out our vast collection of Electronic music or go straight to the Games genre to find songs with a videogame sound. Our subgenre options make it easy to find the specific sounds you have in mind. If you’re not quite sure of the genre you’re looking for, but you know the emotional impact you’d like to make on your audience, simply search our library by Mood. We have Aerobics and Workout tracks for fitness videos, Fashion and Lifestyle songs for makeup tutorials, Relaxation and Meditation for mindfulness channels, and so on. Search our library by instrument, song duration, BPM, and more. Finding royalty-free music for YouTube videos can be that easy.
How to license music for Youtube?
When you explore the PremumBeat library, you are bound to find a song you can’t get out of your head. To add it to one of your YouTube videos and share with the public, all you need to do is download the song under the PremiumBeat Standard license. This license covers web content such as YouTube, podcasts, social media, and online advertising. The licensing process is easy. Simply choose your track, add it to your cart, and then go to checkout to download the song in either .wav or .mp3 format. Your license will be valid for the full song, as well as loops and short clips of the song. Use it for unlimited projects, worldwide, in perpetuity. In the rare case when YouTube flags a video for possible copyright infringement, all you need to do is return to PremiumBeat, download the music license in PDF format, and submit the document to YouTube to resolve the issue.
Can I use copyrighted music on Youtube?
In order to legally use copyrighted music on YouTube, you need to get permission from the original creator. YouTube has a software called Content ID that checks all videos against a database to ensure that no copyright infringement is taking place. If it’s discovered that a video is using a copyrighted song without permission, YouTube will mute or take down the video. This means that if you were hoping to use the latest Billie Eilish hit in your video, you’ll need to give her a call and get the A-okay from her. Assuming that isn’t an option, the next best thing is using licensed music from a well-reputed website like PremiumBeat. Search our library for songs that have that sound you love, add to your cart, head to checkout, select a license, and download. You can then legally add the track to your video and share on YouTube without any fear of your content being flagged.
How to get music for Youtube for free?
You can check out free music libraries on the internet to find music for your videos but be sure the music is cleared for YouTube. YouTube does have its own audio library, so naturally their songs are approved for use on the site, but these songs are heavily utilized by YouTube users so adding them to your video won’t help you stand out from the crowd. With PremiumBeat, however, you can find unique, free songs to bolster your videos while resting assured that all of our free music is covered by our Standard license. This license is designed for web-based or non-commercially distributed content such as YouTube videos. You can use these free songs for unlimited projects, worldwide, without ever needing to pay royalties or recurring fees to the original creator.
What is Youtube’s content ID?
Content ID is YouTube’s unique and sophisticated software system designed to help content owners manage and protect their work. It is only available to certain copyright owners who meet specific criteria. Nearly all content claims on YouTube take place through Content ID. Here’s how it works: content owners give YouTube audio or video reference files that identify their work. The content ID database creates what is called a fingerprint of these files. These fingerprints are then stored in a virtual database alongside hundreds of years of audio and visual content. Content ID is constantly scanning YouTube content against these fingerprints to see if there is a match. When the system finds a match between the reference files and a YouTube video, the content owner has three options. They can block the video, monetize the video, or track the viewer data for helpful analytics.

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For Your YouTube Channel


What do I need to start a Youtube channel?

Begin by creating a YouTube account. To do this, you’ll need to be logged in to the Google account you intend to use to manage your channel. If you plan to have others work on this channel with you, set up a Brand Account. Next up is artwork. Strong visual art is key when it comes to attracting viewers. You will need art for your channel icon, which will be linked to your brand account’s profile photo. Aim for a picture that is 800 x 800 pixels and double-check that it works well at a small size and in both the square and circle crop. A channel banner is an excellent way to showcase your brand’s personality. This art should be under 4 MB and 2560 x 1440 pixels. Fill out your profile as completely as you can by adding a description of your channel and including links to your other social media accounts. With all of that set up, you’ll be ready to start making videos!

What audio do I need for Youtube videos?

To record sound like a pro, you’ll want to avoid some common pitfalls. Amateur audio often includes too much background noise, such as wind noise or picked up conversations from people passing by. Your audience won’t stick around for your video if they can’t easily make out what you or others in your video are saying. While you likely have a built-in microphone on your camera, external mics are the way to go if you are looking to greatly improve the quality of your audio. For voice recording, try lavalier mics, the industry standard. These mics attach to the speaker and can be wired or wireless. If opting for the wireless version, you’ll need to be aware of potential radio interference that could adversely affect your audio. When recording, use the highest quality audio recording mode available. This will take up more space on your memory card, but it’s much easier to edit down high-quality audio than it is to improve low-quality audio.

How can I grow my Youtube channel?

So you’ve created a YouTube channel and you’re ready to take your creative content seriously. Congratulations! Here are a few best practices to grow your channel:

Post high-quality content regularly: Pick a posting schedule you can comfortably manage and stick to it. Posting once a week is a good standard to start with. Sharing your content consistently offers your audience a structure they can rely on.

Popular keywords: Smart planning when it comes to keywords can help turn your videos into recommended content for a wide variety of YouTube viewers. Take a look at the channels you subscribe to that have similar content to your own. What keywords are they using? Try to hit on similar subjects and keywords in your own videos.

Engage with viewers: If viewers post comments, reply! Not only does YouTube view this positively, but so do your soon-to-be subscribers. It’s a simple way to establish a relationship with the people who are taking the time to check out the videos you’ve worked so hard to create. Expressing your appreciation and writing thoughtful responses builds your community.
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Our Standard license covers YouTube videos so you can find songs you love in our library, add them to your videos, and never worry about your content being muted.

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YouTube’s Content ID software checks all uploaded videos for copyright infringement. Add music from the PremiumBeat library to your videos to ensure your content never gets taken down.

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