Whether you are looking for background music for your videos or adding intro and outro music to your podcast, you'll need high quality audio options.
The most important thing to be aware of as you browse stock audio is the licensing. Just like stock photo or stock video, stock audio has licensing that will determine when, where, how, and how often you can use it. For example, some stock audio can be used for video, but not podcasts.
Most of the sources listed below require attribution - that usually means crediting the artist in the credits and/or linking to the artist from your site, video, or podcast. Read over the attribution requirements since some are different than others.
To help you remember where you found the audio clips, when, who the artist was, and what kind of attribution is required, I suggest putting that information as the file name. You can also keep a document in Google Drive or on your computer to reference.
Videvo - In addition to stock images and stock video, you'll also find stock audio that you can use for any project as long as you include attribution.
Free Stock Music - You can search by mood, type of music, and tempo. Music is free with attribution.
YouTube Audio Library - Here you'll find music as well as free sound effects. The music can be sorted by attribution required or no attribution required as well as genre, mood, instrument, and length.
Free Music Archive - Curated music of all kinds. Attribution required.
Audionautix - Select from mood, type of music, and tempo. Attribution required.
CC Mixter - Both paid and free audio resources are available.
Looking for other resources?
Check out my posts about free stock images here and here.
You'll find free stock video resources here.
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