Quality music is a great way to make your broadcast more professional and engaging, but using copywritten music is one of the top reasons page managers end up in Facebook Jail (even when it’s only playing in the background). Check out our favorite places to get live video and podsafe music without the risk of prematurely losing your live stream to the copyright police. Let’s start with our favorite sites that are both free and royalty-free:
Youtube Audio Library
The YouTube Audio Library is not only full of tons of searchable royalty-free music clips, but it is also totally free. This is a testament to the importance of adding music to your videos to improve engagement, as YouTube is willing to give it away in order to improve the quality of videos on and off their site. We always check the YouTube Audio Library first when creating an opening sequence for our live videos because it is easy and full of great content.
Free Music Archive
The Free Music Archive is indeed free. You are able to search and download based on genre, artist, and trending popularity.
Free Stock Music
Free Sound has more great sound effects than complete songs but is a great starting place to create an immersive experience for your next live video.
Creative Commons is an American non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. Creative Commons Mixter also has a great selection or remixes and collaborations for you to use in your videos.
Sometimes its worth paying to get exactly what you want. The following paid sites also have great libraries of royalty-free and podsafe music to use in your videos: