The Best Music for Video Editing
First watch the video:
I now use Audio Network for my Premiere Gal videos, but here is a detailed list of all my favorite music sources I have used for royalty free / copyright free music that I recommend, plus a few others.
Free with Creative Commons licensing.
Free Music Archive - Most songs in FMA are free to use by individuals for non-commercial purposes. There are some artists and songs you can use for free for commercial purposes, but you still need to give credit to the artist. This means you need to cite the song name, artist, the license, and where you retrieved the song. For example: "Last Call" by Lee Rosevere, CC BY, Freemusicarchive.org)
AudioNautix - Features songs in all moods and genres. You can search by genre, mood and pace. All songs on Audionautix are created by Jason Shaw and released under the Creative Commons License 3.0 meaning that you can use the music for any purpose (including commericial) as long as you credit the source by listing the website or credit the song with "music by audionautix.com."
NoCopyrightsSounds Music categories include Chillstep, Drum&Bass, Drumstep, Dubstep, Electronic, Future Bass, Hardstyle, House, Indie Dance, and Trap. All music is to use by independent creators and their User Generated Content (UGC) on YouTube and Twitch, BUT if you are a commercial organization you need to contact NCS at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to use their track.
Requires monthly payment
SoundStripe Pay $10/month. Just $10 dollars and you get unlimited top shelf video production music. It has a sweet design and easy to navigate search system that I love. You get one free song when you sign up too! You can build your own playlists and favorite tracks.
Motion Array $19/month and you can get up to 4 downloads per month. And this is not just music exclusive you will also get access to cutting-edge After Effects and Premiere Pro templates (e.g. logo reveals) that you can use in your projects. The best part is, is that most of the templates are cut-to and edited to the beats of the songs they have in their collection, so if you download the song with their template, it will make your life a whole lot easier!
Pay per song or Annual License
PremiumBeat $49 per song. You just pay once and the song is yours forever! They have a wonderfully curated site with heaps of playlists by mood and genre. They also have sound FX packages!
Audio Network $4k per year. For more professional production houses. One HUGE benefit of using Audio Network is their Premiere Pro panel. Where you can search, license and download your track from within Premiere Pro. No hassle of searching online! Watch my video on Audio Network:
And one final source that one of my followers recommended is Audio Blocks. It is $100/year with access to an unlimited whole library of royalty free & copyright free music. You buy once and you use forever.
Let me know if you have any other music sites that you use that you prefer in a comment below!