07 Jun Sublime royalty-free music for your videos Posted at 04:36h in Creative Tools by Danielle Spinks-Earl Share Everyone knows video is one of the most powerful ways to connect with your audience/customer base. But one of the frustrations is music. A video can be made so much more effective with some ambient music. But unless you compose your own, or purchase some from an audio site, how can you get the right sound fast? The answer is: YouTube Audio Library This amazing collection from YouTube solves your copyright issues. You simply download the mp4. You need to check the user permissions. Generally, it is okay for YouTube videos and other social media. Use the audio clip as a layer in your video file. I use Adobe Premier Pro and Apple iMovie most of the time and it’s easy in both. (You generally drag the audio.mp4 to the space below the motion clip.) If you subscribe to the Audio Library channel, you can get hold of a new piece every day. Thank you, YouTube! Audio Jungle Other places you can pay (a few dollars, not much) for some great quality audio in .wav and .mp4 formats are the awesome Melbourne guys at Envato and their subsidiary website audiojungle for some royalty-free music and audio. Soundcloud Soundcloud is an online audio distribution platform. The quality of the sounds here is amazing. You can make an amateurish piece of footage (like most of the stuff I produce for myself) come across as something a bit more special. ContiMusic If you would like something totally unique and custom compositions for you, I would definitely suggest having a look at the ContiMusic website. Created by husband and wife, Tom and Chris, this is exceptional music that is suitable for many kinds of uses. You can purchase a membership subscription or pay a small amount to purchase it royalty-free and access superior sounds. Think Yann Tierson (‘Amelie’ composer) and Philip Glass. (Please note: This recommendation may sound like an affiliate rant, but it’s not. I have no affiliation and receive no payment from Conti Music, I just like their stuff.) (Please note: These recommendations may sound like the usual rants of an affiliate, they are not. I have no affiliation and receive no payment from Conti Music, I just like their stuff.) Danielle Spinks-Earl BA Comm. M Mktg. Freelance writer, designer, marketing communications manager.