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

Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: Slider Lapse (Kickstarter)

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Hey, we’re a little late to the Slider Lapse party (that’s how we like to think of Kickstarter projects…giant parties with craft beer, no door guy, and sweet, sweet indie-dance rock playing), but that’s ok, because we still HAVE 35 hours for us to get the word out about this neat-o gadget for video enthusiasts that want to do time lapse filming and slide while they do it.

It’s like the electric slide, but totally different.

Ha.

Click below to check out the video, and then go and pledge a bunch of moolah so the world can have this AWESOME new gadget!

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Tunefruit Tech Talk: AG Watermark Generator

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So, this little Tunefruit Tech Talk blog is the perfect place to talk about the cool new invention of one of our artists, the great, the fantastic, Mr. Adi Goldstein.

First things first…go check his cool tracks out right now: AGsoundtrax Stock Music Tracks

Ok…now that you have heard his awesomeness with the musical notes, check out what he’s built for fellow composers to better protect their music online: AG Watermark Generator

What is it? Glad you asked. According to Adi:

“AG Watermark Generator is an intuitive program that enables you to insert an audio signature in the tracks you compose. The software allows you to insert audio fragments in your songs that play on top of the original sound, thus creating an audio watermark. It is easy to use and ensures an accurate preview of the result.”

Click below to checkout this really cool music producer must-have:

AG Watermarking Tool

 

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

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I know you all have been waiting for it! Here’s this week’s taste of some fresh new music coming into our library that I just absolutely love!

Listen Now: “Loving it” Stock Music Playlist Week 32

  1. “The Canyon” – T_mber Music Supply

Saddle-up people! But don’t get too carried away cause unless I’m riding Toy Story’s Bullseye, we won’t be traveling far. However, no reason to not use your imagination on this Morricone-sounding Western stock music track!

  1. “Slow Motion” – Anton G

Here’s an ambient, trip hop stock music track for all your late night sessions. Take a second and put your life into slowmo and let the city lights pass you by after all the traffic finally dies down.

  1. “Heroes of the Sea” – PaulWernerMusic

I know everyone thinks my swashbuckling days are over but my how you will be disappointed! Luckily, I have saved both my eyepatch and my buccaneer shirt just for this occasion. I’m going to be doing the moonwalk off the gangplank to this cinematic stock music track.

  1. “Lively Acoustic Rock” – Seastock

I feel that if I just keep saying Spring is around the corner in the next few playlists I’ll finally get it right. Luckily, if you are still feeling the bitter chill of Winter, you can check out this upbeat, acoustic stock music track featuring acoustic guitars, ukuleles and some good ol’ drums.

  1. “Beautiful” – Jonathan Wright

There’s nothing like a touching piano and orchestra to bring a tear to my otherwise tear ductless eyeballs. So if this track can do that to my incredibly dry eyes, believe me, it can do it to yours.

  1. “Hotel Parador” – Fabrice-Ravel Chapuis

Fabrice-Ravel is going to take you back to the 60’s with this lounge stock music track. We’re going all the way to when you ordered a Vodka Fizz, in your all-white outfit; enjoyed the breeze coming in through the country club doors.

  1. “Rumble Seat” – quilter

Fear not! Rock is not dead! Not that I think anybody was actually saying that, but this alternative rock stock music track is bringing back my rowdy and wild college years from the dead.

  1. “Retro” – Michikawa

Speaking of things from the past, Michikawa is taking us back to the 90’s with this electronic, pop-like stock music track. Dig through your closet to try on some scrunchies, awkward post-80’s neon t-shirt and jeans before you begin your day.

  1. “Cruising” – UniqueSound

I’m going to get a pair of rollerblades, super high shorts (no shirt, duh) and cruise the boardwalks of California’s Pacific Beach. Trust me, pop some headphones on with this more upbeat, lounge stock track and you’ll know what I mean.

  1. “Groovy Nights” – Abbas Premjee

Time to cap this playlist off, but before I leave you all, we at least have to have one dance party. So go on and get down with your bad self to this upbeat discofunk stock music track!

Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: BITE Beauty

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This latest featured stock music license gives this fruit (Mango) an opportunity to make plenty of fruit jokes (our featured license is BITE Beauty), but….no. I’m not doing it. I will not bite.

Dang.

Ok, so a little bit about BITE Beauty. Bite Beauty is a natural lip care company operating out of downtown Toronto. Their mission is to create lipstick that is high performance and healthy enough to eat for women everywhere.

As they say on the site…

“This is where we keep our inspirations – things we see, things we hear, things we wear. We’ll share what we can and teach what we know.”

This video is a sweet little wrap of what happens behind the scenes at a BITE Beauty shoot. As you would expect, it looks pretty much like a photo shoot for Tunefruit…eh…not really.

Check out BITE Beauty here:

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

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I know you all have been waiting for it! Here’s this week’s taste of some fresh new music coming into our library that I just absolutely love!

Listen Now: “Loving it” Stock Music Playlist Week 31

  1. “French Kiss” – Anton G

Clubs, clubs, clubs, clubs! I’m not French but I will take on any French kisses coming my way. I’m shameless. You know what is shameless? The combination of my dance moves at the club playing this fun, electronic stock music track.

  1. “Fairytales Of Tomorrow” – Eugen Kid

Eventually we will be telling our kids fairtales that have nothing to do with forests, but instead we will be explaining how the hero rescued the princess from the computer virus, ran away on a terabyte and lived happily ever after in a mainframe. Trust me.

  1. “Spectres” – aaronsaloman

We’re going deep into the psyche with this ethereal stock music track. If you are a fan of The Social Network’s soundtrack by Trent Reznor, you will definitely enjoy this piece, so grab some nice, giant headphones and take a listen.

  1. “Dreams of a Sorcerer” – Matthew Prins

These are the only types of dreams I’ve been having all year! Those dreams could be in direct correlation with the wand and cape I purchased for my new wardrobe changeover. I’ll be playing this magical stock track as I cast my spells on everyone at the grocery store.

  1. “Riding The Night Bus” – Mellowstu

I’ve often said that sometimes titles perfectly capture the song’s mood. Here’s a great example. Being a fruit, I avoid busy, jammed buses, so taking the night ride is perfect. I can look up at the skyscrapers and drift away with this laid back stock track.

  1. “Enchanted Melody” – VIMINOD

This slow, enchanting waltz stock music track has a real haunting feel. This sets the mood to a ballroom event where something is just not quite right with the gentleman in the corner…

  1. “Sweet Toy” – ikoliks

Grab your ride and take off on the open road. We’ve got a big, adventurous rock stock music track, and you’ve got to just let go when listening to it. Big drums, electric guitars and a special rhodes keyboard set you free.

  1. “A Sunny Life” – perepilka

Oh man, Spring is right around the corner and when listening to this positive, acoustic stock music track featuring a string ensemble, I can almost smell the allergies hitting my nose.

  1. “Wood Will” – Joachim

Wood will what?? You’re leaving me hanging here. But you know what, I’m grateful for this bouncy, happy stock music track because this reminds me of all the great and wonderful things in my life.

  1. “African Grassland” – Sunghee Moon

Ok first off, you win coolest artist name, possibly even your real name?? Second, I’m totally digging this African stock music track. As a fruit, I can’t fly international but I can dream of the African fields and jungle with this track!

 

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

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I know you all have been waiting for it! Here’s this week’s taste of some fresh new music coming into our library that I just absolutely love!

Listen Now: “Loving it” Stock Music Playlist Week 30

  1. “Frisky Fun” – BrownHouseCreative

Just as the title suggests, there is an air of upbeat, positive energy. This modern latin stock music track has me all pumped up to kick my day off with a little bit of zest and spice.

  1. “The Winter Pass” – Pete Hawkey

If you have been stuck up in the northern blizzard that has been going on for the past few weeks this track is for you. Don your most relatable Eskimo gear and brave the cold with this passionate and determined classical track.

  1. “The Middle Way” – vpedulla

Imagine a slow motion panoramic shot of a serene hotel top spa, which overlooks the ocean. Then the shot slowly zooms in on me, sipping a tiny cocktail, with a tiny umbrella. Yes, I know, even a guava berry can be as cool as George Clooney with this hip, ambient stock track.

  1. “Dancing Condor” – SGA

There are always great instrument combos out there but some take you by surprise. Here we’ve got a few Andean instruments, the likes of flutes and lutes but combined with a fun, upbeat Moog keyboard. Feels like you’re as high as a condor!

  1. “One Million Kites” – Jonathan Wright

There truly is a sense of amazement for a child when he or she first lets a kite fly. There you are holding as tight as you possibly can, praying the wind doesn’t take you or your kite away. This classical stock music track nails that sense of joy and freedom.

  1. “Cowboy Lament” – jfbenning

You know what I’ve wanted to do more than be a cowboy? Sit around a campfire and just reminisce on my past cowboy days with all my cow buds. I’d say things like, “remember ol’ Tommy Six-Shooter?” Then we’d all get kicked out of the mart’s parking lot for making a fire.

  1. “Condemned to Happiness” – Skindiver

Fine! I’ll go! Condemn me to this happiness if you must. I definitely won’t take much convincing to hop on this mainframe of joy and listen to this electronic stock music track.

  1. “Retro Groovy Organ” – runfirestop

Am I disqualified from writing blogs if I mention George Clooney twice in one “Loving It”? I dare say I would have to disagree. One just can’t over mention the man. Anywho, I’m digging this grooving stock track as it takes me back to Ocean’s 11.

  1. “The Monstrosity” – little pioneer

Immediately groovetastic. Looking to cruise the mean streets of NYC with your crew? Up to no good like a youthful hooligan? This jazzy, hip hop stock music track is the perfect ticket for your afternoon shenanigans.

  1. “Golden Horizon” – GoldenEar

I’m going to leave you guys with this inspiring string ensemble. Feel the building sensation that you can capture your dreams and glory! People had said “you’re no fruit.” But look at me now! Wikipedia even acknowledges my triumph!

 

“Loving it” Weekly February 23rd Playlist with Guava, Tunefruit’s Stock Music Specialist

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I know you all have been waiting for it! Here’s this week’s taste of some fresh new music coming into our library that I just absolutely love!

Listen Now: “Loving it” Stock Music Playlist Week 29

  1. “Endless Fate” – Francesco Giovannangelo

What a great orchestral and electronic hybrid stock music track. The arpeggiated synth in the background, combined with the string ensemble build a sense of determination and adventure.

  1. “On Right Now” – JesusV

Sometimes you need that modern, contemporary “now” element in your promo video. JesusV has mixed an electronic stock music track with ambient elements, to bring you what the youth want to hear.

  1. “Innovative Solution” – Small Ocean

Switching your business over to a more “green” element? Planning on opening up that new tech division in your business? Here’s the relaxing ambient stock track you need for the backdrop.

  1. “Djembuka Ritual” – Petrosfera

Looking to escape the Middle East in a nail biting adventure scene? The fast-paced mix of djembe playing with electronic pulses in the background ratchets up the adrenaline!

  1. “Sexy Lady” – ikoliks

Awwwww yeah. Time to grab your loved one and take she or he on a night out on the town. Get yourself dressed to the nines and take it slow this evening. Make sure to play this soulful track to maximize the love level.

  1. “Revolutionize” – TheIsland

You remember your teenage angst? Trust me all of our hormones had us ramped up on rebellion so don’t feel too bad. “Revolutionize” does a great job capturing our former punk rock elements.

  1. “The Tiny World” – danielgoh

This isn’t so much a saying as a truth – “childlike wonder.” With a quiet and cute orchestra, Mr. Goh creates what every child feels when venturing out into the world – wonder, awe, and amazement.

  1. “Glorious Ascending” – UniqueSound

There will come a moment where you are called upon to don your cape and mask. You will need to go out into the world and save all the lost puppies and kittens….well, no probably not but if you were a superhero, this is your heroic stock music track.

  1. “Little Star” – Kubed

Here is a pop-like synth stock music track. You’ve gotta just let yourself go and embrace the moment sometimes. If you ever get stressed out in your work day, jam out to this positive and peppy dance beat.

  1. “Lift Up” – Seastock

Grab your super awesome headphones and start playing this powerful, alt/indie stock music track. This really gets the blood pumping and anyone can feel good with these guitars and drums ripping in the background.

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

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

I know you all have been waiting for it! Here’s this week’s taste of some fresh new music coming into our library that I just absolutely love!

Listen Now: “Loving it” Stock Music Playlist Week 28

  1. “Ukulele for My Baby” – Geoffrey Wilson

Sometimes really cheesy sayings come to mind and I hesitate to say them, but in this case, such a lovely, solo ukulele stock music track makes me think of the simple things in life.

  1. “Funky Summer” – Digital_Harmony

Oh man, if this 1970’s sounding funk doesn’t bring back those long summer nights NOTHING will. A grooving bassline and horn punches make for a great rhythm section to break it all down on the dance floor.

  1. “Dream Chaser” – ZevWMusic

Have you ever wanted to be in the love scene of an awesome 1980’s movie? I have but there’s limited casting calls for fruits. However, if I close my eyes and listen to this sweet, sweet 1980’s love song I can picture everything.

  1. “The Finish Line” – macaent

This is as great track. At first you think you are about to walk into a royal hall with classical violins playing in the background and then BAM, you’re actually in a pop music video featuring a royal hall!

  1. “Fat Groove” – BeatheBeat

I picture two dudes pulling up to a burger joint in an all black GTO with this bluesy, rocking stock music track blaring in the background. Trust me, this would be the essence of cool.

  1. “Fanfare” – Charlotte Wrinch

If you’re planning on hitting the open road and traveling the world, this is the perfect world stock music track for you. “Fanfare” combines just the right amount of acoustic and folk elements with Brazilian percussion to put a smile on your face and roll the windows down.

  1. “Circles of Life” – Jonathan Wright

Sometimes it is okay to just drift off into yourself. Mr. Wright takes you on a thoughtful ride into the circle of life. I can think of myself as a tiny seed, a growing fruit, a ripe man, and finally, a wrinkled, dry-aged Guava.

  1. “Vitamins” – Jeremy G

There’s something to be said for slow, spacious rock and roll. Mr. G takes us back a couple of BPM’s to really produce that dark, laid back alternative vibe we all need sometimes when life is cruising by too fast.

  1. “Comically Romantic” – Efrem Scacco

I can totally picture a comically romantic scene with this acoustic, bossa nova stock music track in the background. Better yet, I can basically picture all of my dates at the Mixed Fruit Bowl Bar & Grill I’ve been on this past year.

  1. “Fuga Bembe” – DanielBarry

I will cap this playlist off with one of Tunefruit’s more unusual additions but nevertheless, equally as good. This orchestral stock track has an improvisational flow between order/chaos, consonance/dissonance and restraint/freedom. Definitely worth the full listen.

Show Them You care…With Valentine’s Day Stock Music From Tunefruit

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Show Them You care…With Valentine’s Day Stock Music Tracks From Tunefruit

Ahhh Valentine’s Day…the single solitary day each year when we get to show those who matter most in our lives how much they mean to us. No, we’re not talking about  our spouses, we’re talking about our customers! At Tunefruit, we love celebrating Valentine’s Day because it’s on this day that we get to showcase some of our favorite sweet and sentimental tunes- tunes that can help you build a long-lasting connection with the special men and women in your life you just couldn’t be without- your customers. And when your customers make a connection between you and these sexy Valentine’s Day sounds, they’ll be forever yours.

At Tunefruit, finding the right Valentine’s Day-inspired track is simple; not only do we have a wide range of lovely, romantic musical selections, but each track has been hand curated by a team of musical experts (and after listening to hundreds of hours of love songs and dreamy ballads to prep for the holiday, they’re really in the mood to make some serious commitments to some very lucky individuals)

But before you dive headfirst into Tunefruit’s vast ocean of musical-love, let’s talk about the three types of Valentines Day Tracks. We hope this makes your music search even easier.

The “Up-tempo, Energetic” Valentine’s Stock Music Track

Sometimes, Valentine’s Day can be a good time to tell someone, “I know we’re still getting to know each other, but I think you’re really swell.” If you want to show you care without coming on too strong, use a fun, peppy track like Brighter Day in you Valentine’s-inspired video.

The, “Candlelit Dinner” Valentine’s Day Stock Music Track

Who can deny the magic of a passionate evening spent in the company of that special someone. Whenever I hear a song like Valentine’s Romanza, it makes me want to do something nice for someone that means a lot to me. Maybe this Valentine’s Day, I’ll make a reservation for two at that new restaurant that just opened up downtown. I think it’s called, Fat Hank’s Rib Depot. Use this track in you video if you want to tell your customers, “You mean so much to me.” Ribs are romantic, right?

The, “I love you, marry me” Valentine’s Stock Music Track

This type of track is a real tearjerker. Every time I hear a song like Wedding Vows, I well up inside with feelings of tenderness, and cry out, “I just want to be loved!” Then I call in sick from work, put on sweatpants and eat and entire pint of Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream while watching Love Actually. Use this song in your Valentine’s Day track to tell your customers, “I want to be with you forever.”

So there you have it. This Valentine’s Day, we hope your heart is filled with love, and the bond you share with your customers is stronger than ever. Take these next two weeks to really evaluate your most important relationships because before you know it, the holiday will have passed you by, and you’ll have to wait an entire year for another chance to say, “I love you.”

And from all of us at Tunefruit, happy Valentine’s Day!