Where to Find Free Copyrighted Music for Your Video Projects

Are you looking for the perfect soundtrack for your video project? You may be wondering where to find free copyrighted music that you can use without worrying about legal issues. Fortunately, there are several websites that offer royalty-free music for video projects. Here are some of the best places to find free music for your videos.

Free Music Archive

. The WFMU radio station manages the Free Music Archive.

In the Music for Video section, you'll find several tracks with different licenses, mostly Creative Commons licenses. Some are for non-commercial use only, while others require attribution.


. Artlist partners with independent artists to create original tracks, helping companies like National Geographic, Microsoft and Toyota create video soundtracks.

They offer thousands of tracks that you can filter by mood, theme, genre, instrument, tempo and duration. Artlist also selects thematic collections of the songs of its partner artists and also highlights their albums.

Music Vine

. Music Vine collaborates with more than 160 independent musicians to produce more than 2500 tracks that you can segment by style, mood, energy, voice and length. They also curate collections on particular subjects of filmmaking and video production.

You can filter them by environment, subject, genre and environment.


. On Soundstripe, you can create an account, follow artists, playlists, like songs and create your own playlists. If you need sound effects for your video, Soundstripe offers 29 categories of sound effects, ranging from construction to science fiction.


. Not only does Filmstro offer royalty-free music that covers more than 65 different categories such as mood and genre, but it also allows you to customize each track for its momentum, depth and power.

This gives you endless creative possibilities to choose from when creating the soundtrack for your video.


. Pond5 offers one of the world's largest royalty-free music libraries. With more than 500,000 tracks in 36 different genres, ranging from Hawaiian to action, you can create music tracks for almost any video project.


. CCMixter has one of the most comprehensive processes for creating free music from any royalty-free music website.

They collaborate with musicians who upload original samples of their instruments, singers who upload original capella recordings and producers and DJs who mix the music to create free tracks for your videos.


. With more than 120 original tracks for movies, videos, commercial projects and video games, CCMixter can help you create a truly creative video soundtrack. With more than 300 tracks from the acoustic, folk, cinematographic, corporate, pop, electronic, urban, groove, jazz, rock and world genres Bensound offers many musical options for the soundtrack of your video.


. Unminus is another website for downloading free music.

This site is different from all the others here because the tracks come with a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. In case you're not familiar with Creative Commons licenses, the CC0 license allows you to use any work for free - personal or commercial - edit it as you see fit and without attribution.


. For many years now musician and YouTuber TeknoAxe has been making songs and scores becoming a great source for downloading music for free because anyone on the Internet can use it for free. Most of these tracks are electronic dance rock and metal music but there are also many thematic compositions.

Free Music Archive


The Free Music Archive is another great place to explore with more than 150 000 songs by independent artists. FMA is a project by Tribe of Noise a Netherlands-based company focused on supporting independent artists. Once you've become a member you'll be able to view the full thematic music catalog which includes music from several unique artists.

Allan Seeberger
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