The Top 6 Sites to Find Royalty Free Music

We know how hard it is to find the perfect website for royalty free music licensing.

There are so many websites that let you license music that it can get overwhelming fast! Fortunately for you, we’ve taken the liberty of digging up the best websites from across the internet.

This totally exhaustive list was curated very carefully based on a number of factors including UI, quality, user interface, and price.

Included below is the pricing structure and pros/cons of each site.

 

1. Pond5

PROS

  1. Large selection of music.
  2. Search is relatively intuitive.
  3. Great options between basic or premium subscription plans or purchase songs individually.

CONS

  1. UI can be a little unintuitive at times.
  2. No way to add or subtract tags in the search engine.
  3. Larger variety means more lower quality songs.

Price structure: $69/month for 5 downloads or $139/month for 10 downloads. You can also buy individual tracks where the artist sets the price. Minimum price for an individual track is $15 per track.

 

2. Audiojungle

PROS

  1. Unique option to filter music tempo.
  2. Accurate filters for both song length and price.
  3. Typical single tracks are pretty affordable.

CONS

  1. No hand picked songs from lesser known artists to give them exposure.
  2. UI feels slightly dated.
  3. You have to click play to listen to a track.

Price structure: Prices for individual tracks are set by the artist. Single tracks are typically $15-20 while track bundles are typically $50-75.

 

3. Tunefruit

PROS

  1. Tunefruit fresh picks that are hand picked based on quality.
  2. Outstanding customer service.
  3. New price point was recently lowered by 36% to $64.

CONS

  1. No way to share a playlist with a colleague.
  2. No option to adjust the scrubber from the results page.
  3. Slow roll out of new songs because of their hand selection process.

Price structure:

Tier 1 (Student Project) $20

Tier 2 (Personal Projects) $30

Tier 3 (Corporate video) $64

Tier 4 (Feature film/Documentary) $250

Tier5 (Regional broadcast advertisement) $500

 

4. Marmoset

PROS

  1. Accurate and customizable searches.
  2. Users can message artists to ask for small changes to a track such as changing instrumentation or adjusting length.
  3. Contour of the tracks are visible right in the front of the playback window.

CONS

  1. The playback menu is a little clunky because text is on top of it.
  2. Price for tracks is a bit higher than most other licensing sites.
  3. Anything more than a home video license will typically cost $200.

Price structure: All these tiers are the starting prices. As you add details, the price increases.

Podcast license $29

Photo Slideshow License $49

Home video $69

Wedding portrait $99

Small non-profit $119

Small business $199

Crowdfunding $199

Independent film $199

 

5. Musicbed

PROS

  1. Good quality soundtracks.
  2. Filters are easy to find.
  3. Smaller projects are more affordable.

CONS

  1. The layout is a little spartan.
  2. Not many tools on the playback window.
  3. Gets really expensive really fast if your project is anything more than small-scale.

Price structure: Once you add a track to your cart, Music bed will walk through a tree of options including use, employees etc. For example: a Promotional/branded content to be broadcasted externally from a company with 5-10 employees will cost $200.

 

6. Premium Beat

PROS

  1. Smooth and consistent UI which makes it easy to find and customize your search.
  2. Ability to choose a custom loop set.
  3. Includes handy keyboard shortcuts as a small boon to curating efficiency.

CONS

  1. Limited options for licensing.
  2. Purchasing tracks can sometimes become confusing.
  3. Site can be a little sluggish at times.

Price structure: Standard licenses are $49 and premium licenses are $199

“Loving it” Weekly June 16th Playlist with Guava, Tunefruit’s Stock Music Specialist

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“Loving It” Week Six

My weekly top picks from our new arrivals, which made me absolutely love it.

1. “Memory Dump” – Muteki music

Get those dancing shoes on partyin’ peeps. You feel that? That electronic soul? Muteki is feeling it. You can’t help but get that booty boogey-ing with this hip synth-disco track.

2. “Charity” – 4Seasons

If you can picture yourself in a field holding hands with children and spinning in a circle of joy, you need this song. If you even have an ounce of “care” in your body, you need this song.

3. “Trance Music Anthem” – BrancoG

Step one – glow sticks. Step two – neon face paint. Step three – flick your lights on and off really fast. DANCE PARTY or not. It’s ok. I’m doing it.

4. “Beautiful Night” – Sound Spindle

Cue the rain – I’m soaked to the bone. My clothes, dripping wet. Me? I’m holding on. Holding on to hope. I pick myself up and begin running. Cue slow motion shot. Epic. Drama. Love scene.

5. “Kid, It is Zygote” – musikopedie

First, I love this title. Like – “Hey kid, it is Zygote!” and Zygote is actually the kid’s lost dog…ha! err…But seriously, what a hip, indie track that is really creative and genuinely fun sounding.

6. “Eternal Bliss” – vpedulla

Ok, I’m going to buy an all white suit and then lounge in a VIP pool on top of a luxurious hotel. Next, you guys are going to video me straight chilling, and I want this track in the background.

7. “ Night in Reggaeton” – tdavilio

I’m in Mr. Davilio. Thanks for inviting me out on a night in reggaeton. You didn’t even have to ask cause if we’re going to party anything like it sounds in this song, I’m 100% down.

8. “Humming” – David Sestay

Is this perfect harmony? I feel like we just stepped into some utopian universe made up of the most pleasing sounds. Thank you for this Mr. Sestay. Thank you.

9. “Remember Us” – Jaap Visser

But Mr. Visser, remember me. Remember me when you make it big cause of this great two line review. Ok one line. Essentially, you’ve managed to roll all of our sorrow into one beautiful piece.

10. “Soul In The City” – Mellowstu

To cap this playlist off, Mellowstu is gonna take you back to 1970. Men, grab your lleisure suit. Women, grab those bell bottoms. Comb that fro or get a whig on that bald head. Let’s paaaartay!

“Loving it” Weekly June 9th Playlist with Guava, Tunefruit’s Stock Music Specialist

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“Loving It” Week Five

My weekly top picks from our new arrivals, which made me absolutely love it.

1. “Stars in Your Hands” – MaxRazumov

Just woke up and this was the first track I played. Thank you Max. I feel like I’m running a marathon. Forget the coffee. I’m so pumped right now.

2. “Seguirillas de la Zingara” – Rocio Gomez

What in the? How in the? Listen to that nylon guitar! Do you have robotic fingers Rocio??? What beauty and elegance! Well I’m off to cut little eye holes out of black cloth and play Zorro…

3. “We Were Heroes” – GuidoNegraszus

You’re still my hero, GuidoNegraszus. Did you just write the score for “X-Men: Days of Future Past”? I think you did despite the credits because I just heard an EPIC action/adventure score.

4. “Widow’s Walk” – MarcBeasley

I’m riding into the sunset on my faithful steed (bareback, duh, saddles are for whimps). My friends have fallen, but I live to see another day. HEEYAH! *closing credits*

5. “Moonlit Meadows” – ClausGahrn

Claus has completely captured the feeling of weightless drifting. Basically I’m Sandra Bulluck spinning in space in Gravity waiting for George Clooney to save me (who doesn’t want that?).

6. “Memories of Life” – RubenLozano

Somebody get me a box of tissues ASAP. Ruben! You’ve diminished me to tears. It’s going to take some time for me to gather back my emotions. They’re currently pooling on my keyboard.

7. “Alhamdulillah” – Geoffrey Wilson

Don’t have the time, money or resources to travel to the Middle East? Look no further! Close your eyes, and let Geoffrey sweep you away or hey, just envision me belly dancing. Look out!

8. “The Last Word” BeatheBeat

An enchanting song right here. Took me back to the days when moving boxes became kingdoms and fallen tree limbs were wands. There’s a little kid in all of us still I’ll bet.

9. “Cruising Altitude” – DeskSpace

Summer time is here people! DeskSpace, you’ve managed to capture my dream summer in a song – top down, cruising in an old school mustang with vintage, Wayfarer sunglasses.

10. “Desert Sunrise” – ZevWMusic

Take me back to my tribal roots Zev! This tracks embodies spiritual cleansing, and I’m on board after all those donuts I just housed. Bring on the latest organic juice craze!

 

“Loving it” Weekly June 2nd Playlist with Guava, Tunefruit’s Stock Music Specialist

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“Loving It” Week Four

My weekly top picks from our new arrivals, which made me absolutely love it.

1. “Lay Your Head Down” – tdavilio

2. “Noizz” – Klosmusic

3. “Song of the Merchant Sailor” – Android Garden

4. “In Your Hands” – Adam Scourfield

5. “Savanna Sunset” – Joachim

6. “Epic Heroic Film Score” – OrchestralComp

7. “Stars on Kodachrome” – TOYINVENTION

8. “Kissing a Vampire” – Mr. ruiZ

9. “Computer Chip Heroes” – Mellowstu

10. “Timelapse Technology” – 4Seasons

“Loving it” Weekly May 26th Playlist with Guava, Tunefruit’s Stock Music Specialist

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“Loving It” Week Three

My weekly top picks from our new arrivals, which made me absolutely love it.

1. “Club Brazil” – TOYINVENTION

2. “Ominous Reality – VessRay

3. “A Bit Complicated” – livingroomClassic

4. “Lifted on Light” – SteveCollom

5. “Flying Dreams” – AGsoundtrax

6. “Sexy Vibes” – Stratomatic

7. “Odyssey” – Kubed

8. “Run for your Life” – Scoreweaver

9. “Sunset in Rio” – Ibicus

10. “Vangmos Range” – Klosmusic

“Loving it” Weekly Playlist with Guava, Tunefruit’s Content Specialist

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LovŸing it [luhv-ing it] (seriously, the urban dictionary has a real definition)

Verb

1.    the act of enjoying something so much as to lose complete physical and emotional insecurities

2.    an extreme emotional reaction in which you completely disregard those judging you

Hey there folks. Guava here. I’m going to start showcasing some of our newest and bestest stock music tracks on this weekly playlist blog post thing. What does “Loving it” really mean to me? So glad you asked… 🙂

I’m crammed in a car full of my friends, “Friday I’m in Love” by The Cure comes on the radio, and without missing a beat, I break out into my own little dance because, hey, I’m loving it.

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or

It’s the tenth time I’ve seen “Man on Fire” and still can’t control my tears when Denzel Washington gives his life up for Dakota Fanning. Jeez..I’m loving it.

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“Loving It” Week One

My weekly top picks from our new arrivals, which made me absolutely love it.

1.     “Your Special Day” – Fresh Ears Audio

2.     “Crystal Commercial” – SongMonster

3.     “Reunification” – plmusic

4.     “Piano Arpeggio Commercial” – RubenLozano

5.     “Enchantment” – Aaron Marsden

6.     “Clint” – bankrupt

7.     “Ahead the Battle” – Jaap Visser

8.     “Cascading Flow” – Chroma Sound

9.  “Sparkle and Shine” – KeySync Productions

10. “Portugal” – Taris Studios

Tunefruit Knows The Hotness: Explainify

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Because we love talking about our very cool customers, it’s time to heap some love on Explainify. They make instantly useful, always-revenue-generating, explainer videos for a variety of different companies. From mobile apps to shelving solutions, they know how to convey a variety of messages for different audiences.

And look…if we’re being honest here, Explainify really knows how to make motion graphics pop. It’s partly the cuteness of the characters, and maybe how everything just seems to look awesome (look, this fruit went to music school, so if you want verbose, head over here). Don’t be afraid to click, it’s just The Atlantic, hoss.

Of course, we’re thrilled that that Explainify continues to consider us an amazing resource for stock music for their videos.

Check out their latest work by clicking on the screen shot below.

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Tunefruit Featured Music License: Wistia (Email Directly!)

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As is to be expected, our latest Featured Music License from Wistia, which deals with emailing folks DIRECTLY if you want something done, is concise, cute, and perfectly shot and edited. We’re always thrilled when Wistia considers us for music, and look forward to upcoming videos!

Click on this handy little screenshot below to check out the video using our music.
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Tunefruit is Going Bananas: Finding Royalty Free Music for Graduation Day

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Oh boy, oh Boy, oh Boy…we are getting mighty close to graduation, are we not? And of course, with all the planning for finals, tests, final tests, grades, exams, and such, students and parents are just trying to make it to Graduation with most of the hair on their head decently intact. Do you have the right music for all those videos that will likely be made by dear mom and dad? Or as a professional videographer, maybe you’re looking for the perfect classic graduation track.

Buddy, we got you covered.

Here’s a quick playlist: Royalty Free Pomp and Circumstance Music

And a specific music track of Pomp and Circumstance for Graduation Music

 

Tunefruit is Going Bananas: Does Mother’s Day music even exist?

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Hey there.

It’s sort of funny to think about, but does Mother’s Day really have a specific type of music that the holiday is associated with?

Is it all happy ukulele and bouncy rhythms like this track: Ukulele Music For Mother’s Day

Or maybe it’s lovey-dovey (is that how you spell that totally crazy word thing?) and kind-hearted piano music: Piano Music For Mother’s Day

You know what, it’s probably more about the strings and harps: String and Harp Music for Mother’s Day

Maybe it doesn’t matter…your mom will love you know matter what type of music you license for this gloriously awesome day of mom celebration.