Enhance your video projects with stunning stock music

Looking for stock music for your video, podcast, or short film? PremiumBeat has high-quality music for every need, with tracks representing most genres — classical, rock, rap, hip hop, pop, techno, and more.

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The Benefits of Stock Music

PremiumBeat’s stock music for videos is a wonderful solution for creators on a budget and for anyone who wishes to avoid the legal issues that come with using copyrighted music. When you license a PremiumBeat track for your film or video, it’s yours — you can use it in perpetuity for any personal or commercial projects. You’ll never have to worry about your work getting flagged on YouTube or Vimeo.

World-Class Stock Music

PremiumBeat’s selection of stock music is outstanding. All of our tracks have been handpicked by our in-house music team, and they cover a wide range of music moods and genres. Explore our stock music library — we’re certain you’ll find the perfect free track to elevate your next film or video project.

Finding Perfect Stock Music

Finding high-quality stock music has never been easier than with PremiumBeat. You will score the perfect sound in seconds with a variety of advanced filters and extensive music moods and genres. Browse the full PremiumBeat music library, and save yourself some precious time.
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How can I legally use stock music in videos?
The PremiumBeat Standard license allows you to legally use music in a number of different projects. Personal or professional usage for yourself, your clients, or your employer are all allowed. This includes internet videos, corporate videos, and non-commercially distributed projects. The license also covers an unlimited number of projects, so you can use the songs again and again. You can record your own voice and use the music as background for an audiobook, storytelling project, guided meditation, or any other kind of narration.

With the Premium license you can use the PremiumBeat stock music beyond the digital world. This license covers some of the popular film, TV, theatrical and radio usage.
How can I download stock music for videos?
Stock music downloaded from the PremiumBeat music library is royalty-free. Royalty-free means that you make an initial, one-time payment and then do not need to worry about any future additional license fees. After that payment is made, you can use the music in perpetuity, meaning as many times as you like for as long as you like if the terms stated in the license agreement are met. Because the music in our library is licensed as stock music, you would not own the music, but would have the right to use it in the ways listed in the license agreement.
How can I add stock music to videos?
In order to add stock music to a video, you will first need to download the music track that will positively complement your video. Search PremiumBeat to find appropriate tracks. Download the songs that strike a chord with you. You will then want to upload your video to your chosen video editing software. Once your video is imported in your NLE, import your audio in the same way. Sometimes, it’s just to simply drag-and-drop your music track. You will likely want to adjust the volume of your music so that it does not overpower the speaker in your video. Once you have the audio levels set and the song synced up with the portion of your video that you want it to accompany, you are ready to export the final video.

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How to use stock music

Using stock music for YouTube videos

Music can make your video content pop. It smooths out otherwise dead air and creates a sense in your audience that they are watching a thought-out, high-quality video. Use the specific filter options in PremiumBeat’s search engine to find music that can help set the mood for your video. Whether you need something suspenseful or uplifting, strange or sexy, our library is sure to have a music track that will enhance your content. Within your video, music can be used to transition from one topic to the next. You can also use a snippet of a song to emphasize a moment of humor, an important talking point, or a dramatic scene. It can also be helpful to think about the BPM (beats per minute) of a given song. If you want to create a fast-paced, high-energy mood, opt for a track with a high BPM. To slow things down, go low BPM. Use the BPM filter within the PremiumBeat search engine to easily find the song that’s just your speed.

Using stock music for video editing

When it comes to using stock music in video editing projects, it can be helpful to come up with playlists ahead of time. Take an afternoon to explore the music available to you within PremiumBeat’s library. Select your favorites and arrange them in an easy-to-understand playlist. That way, when it comes time to edit your video, you can go straight to your playlist and license your chosen song and use it in your project.

If you work on a variety of video projects that all deal with different sorts of material, then having different playlists for each can save you time. You will know just what track to add into the suspenseful scene of a dramatic film and you will have your go-to upbeat sounds for commercial projects.

Using stock music for podcasts

Stock music makes an excellent addition to a podcast. You can’t go wrong when it comes to adding an intro and outro tune to your show. This song announces the tone of your podcast and instantly ups the professional quality. Use the same song consistently and it can become a sort of audio logo for your podcast, something listeners instantly recognize as your unique show. You can also use music to help set the mood and pull listeners into a fictional world if you have a storytelling podcast. Just be sure the music isn’t too loud or the beat too distracting. If your podcast has ad breaks, you can use music to set the ads apart from your show. Assuming your ads are about 30 seconds long, a little music set underneath the ad’s audio can help listeners stay engaged.
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High-quality sound is a breeze to find, thanks to our advanced search features. Just go to our music library and apply the enhanced filters of your choice.

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Royalty-free stock music is a great tool for videographers, filmmakers, vloggers, app developers, and more. Pick a genre, choose a mood, and download your tracks.

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