The Best Free Music for YouTube


Ahhhh YouTube, we all watch it – some of us make videos for it! This is aimed at the latter. Here’s a collection of popular tracks that’ll work great in YouTube videos.

Music & YouTube: The Ultimate Symbiosis

The rise of YouTube as a platform for music distribution has changed the way we consume music forever. Today, YouTube is the world’s largest music streaming platform, with more than 2 billion monthly active users. As such, music has become one of the most popular and profitable types of content on the site, with artists, labels, and independent creators using it to build their fan bases, reach new audiences, and generate revenue.

One of the keys to creating a successful YouTube video is finding the perfect music to accompany it. The right music can set the tone for your video, evoke emotion, and help to create a memorable experience for your viewers. Fortunately, there are many resources available for finding music that’s just right for your needs. For example, YouTube itself offers a vast library of royalty-free music that creators can use in their videos without fear of copyright infringement. Additionally, there are many third-party sites that offer a wide variety of music tracks, ranging from classical and orchestral music to pop and hip-hop. When choosing music for your video, it’s important to consider the mood and tone you want to convey, as well as the genre and style that best fits your content. With a little experimentation and creativity, you can find the perfect music to take your YouTube videos to the next level.

There are many reasons why music has become such a dominant force on YouTube. For one, the platform offers a level of accessibility that simply wasn’t possible in the pre-internet era. Today, anyone can create and upload a video of themselves playing music, singing a song, or remixing a track, and instantly share it with the world. This democratization of the music industry has led to a huge influx of new artists, as well as new styles and genres of music that might not have otherwise found a mainstream audience.

Another key factor in the rise of music on YouTube is the platform’s powerful recommendation algorithm. Using advanced machine learning techniques, YouTube is able to suggest new music videos to users based on their past viewing history, search queries, and other factors. This means that even if you’re not actively searching for new music, YouTube can still help you discover new artists and songs that you might love.

Perhaps most importantly, music on YouTube is a highly social experience. Users can comment on and share videos, create playlists, and engage with other fans in a way that’s simply not possible with traditional music distribution channels. This social aspect has helped to create a sense of community around music on the platform, with fans and creators alike sharing their love of music and supporting each other in their creative endeavors.

Of course, there are also some downsides to the dominance of music on YouTube. One of the biggest is the issue of monetization. While the platform does offer various ways for creators to make money from their music videos, including advertising revenue, sponsorships, and merchandise sales, the payouts are often relatively low, particularly for smaller creators. This can make it difficult for artists to earn a living from their music on the platform, leading to a situation where only the most successful and popular artists are able to truly thrive.

Despite these challenges, however, there’s no denying that music on YouTube is here to stay. Whether you’re an up-and-coming artist looking to build your fan base, a music lover searching for new sounds and experiences, or simply someone who enjoys the social aspect of music, YouTube has something to offer. And with new technologies and innovations on the horizon, it’s likely that the platform will continue to be a major force in the world of music for years to come.

YouTube Credits Copyright Changes
Creative Commons

YouTube Credits Copyright Changes

There’s some important changes to the way crediting works on YouTube.

Basically, you must now add credits to the video description.

This only applies to users of the Creative Commons license option. Read on for more detail…

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The Amazing List of (Actually) 100% Free Music!
Free Music Resources

The Amazing List of (Actually)100% Free Music!

So here I aim to gather all of the totally free music resources in one list. For a site to make the list, it must offer tracks that are not only free to use but also cleared for commercial purposes. No strings attached, no hidden costs.

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BPM to FPS calculator

BPM to FPS Calculator

Welcome to the BPM Calculator for Video Editors! This calculator is designed to help you synchronize your video footage to the beat of a music track. It calculates the frames and seconds per beat and per bar for a given BPM and beats per bar, based on a specified frame rate. It also generates a download link for a visual guide file that can be imported into your video editing software to help you visually see the beat.

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Free Sound Effects
Sound Effects

Free Sound Effects

Over the years I’ve found that I’ve needed to make a few sound effects on occasion. They’re all just sitting around gathering digital dust, so I thought I’d make them avaliable here for free! Or at least the price of a voluntary donation.

So here are a bunch of free sound effects. Please remember to donate if you found them useful! If you don’t, the earworm of guilt may well haunt you! Please use this button to donate:

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