Do you want to add songs on your YouTube videos without getting the hassle of copyright issues?

We have a list for you!

But before we start, let us talk about creative commons.

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons is a method that permits people to use music, movies, images, and other content legally, “some rights reserved”, and most of the time for free. Also known as CC, it offers free copyright licenses to people. For example, a musician might use a Creative Commons license to allow people to legally share her songs online, make copies for friends, or even use them in videos or make remixes.

So where can you find these free music? Here is a list for you:

  1. Artist Server
  2. AudioFarm
  3. Audionautix
  4. BeatPick
  5. BumpFoot
  6. CASH Music
  7. ccMixter
  8. CCTrax
  9. Free Music Archive
  10. Freesound
  11. iBeat
  12. Incompetech
  13. Internet Archive’s Netlabels Collection
  14. Jamendo
  15. JewelBeat
  16. Kompoz
  17. Magnatune
  18. Musopen
  19. Opsound
  20. Podsafe Audio
  21. Purple Planet
  22. Restorm
  23. Simuze
  24. SoundCloud
  25. Vimeo

Those are the popular sites where most vloggers and bloggers go to when looking for free music. But wait, there’s more! If you want uncommon music, I suggest these sites too:

  1. CASH Music
  2. Dano Songs
  3. Josh Woodward
  4. Orphan Songs
  5. PacDV
  6. Public Domain 4U
  7. SampleSwap
  8. Sonnyboo

Reminder: Before you start using these music, make sure that you check the terms of the particular Creative Commons license it’s under. CC-licensed music isn’t free for all uses, only some – so make sure to check out the terms (you can find these by clicking on each song’s license icon).

There are different limitations to each of the licenses, but they all require that you give credit to the original creator.

Gary Capps

I live in the one of the most beautiful places in the world on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my wife and our 2 dogs, Poppy and Mia. Since 2009 I have helped over 15,000 handmade business owners to grow their business with our software and free tools designed for todays entrepreneurial artisan.

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