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Free Music for Your YouTube Videos
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
It’s undeniable: music is pretty powerful. The right song can
create a magical moment
(and the wrong one can
kill the mood in a millisecond
). Whatever tone you’re trying to set, your soundtrack is critical.
When you’re uploading a video to YouTube, knowing where to search for the perfect song can be tricky. We do our best to provide creators with
enhance their content
and to simplify this process, but we wanted to make it even easier to find great music for your videos.
That’s why we’re launching the
the YouTube Audio Library
today. Any YouTube creator now has access to more than 150 royalty-free instrumental tracks you can use for free, forever, for any creative purpose (not just YouTube videos). You’ll find a link to the library in your
and you can browse the tracks by mood, genre, instrument and duration. The tracks can be downloaded as 320 Kbps MP3 files.
If you are making an indie romance, listen to The Engagement
Guitarist Oscar Rodriguez lays down a track for the YouTube Audio Library
As you can see, this project was a whole lot of fun. We searched far and wide for musicians to create tracks for us and ended up finding co-conspirators in multiple places: an acquaintance down in LA, music houses across the country and a well-known music producer in Brooklyn. And it turns out the latter produced albums for Phish and Sean Lennon. So, we’re basically rock stars now (or we felt like them for awhile).
If you’re documenting a road trip, consider Hot Heat
We’d love to
hear what you think
so we can continue to improve the library’s content and browsing capabilities. And if you know any musicians who may be interested in contributing to the library,
let us know
If you’re making a family video, try Locally Sourced
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