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Music Resources for your Videos and Slideshows

Presentations, projects take-offs or pitches require those five seconds of attention -grabbing, to steal the audience. Content enhancements or cliff-hangers work to a certain level, but music operates at a convincing, “sealing the deal” level. Adding music to your content can be a game plan, so let’s have a look at what music resources are available on the market:

Music Stock

Before starting to create your videos/slideshow, make sure you have all the content resources within reach. Your explainer video or pitch slideshow can be polished off with stock tunes of any budget. There are a lot of options out there, but you might want to have a closer look before purchasing a subscription plan.

  • Music Bed – Available for filmmakers, musicians, ad agencies and non-profit, this resource adds that juicy punch line to your content. You can browse in their music database searching for “non-commercial” or “commercial” or choose the files by genre, mood, artist, characteristics, instruments or length. World-class bands, artists, and composers are easily accessible with innovative features and tools.

  • Premium Beat – This curated library of royalty free music offers a polished feel. It tracks are handpicked by music industry experts. Browse by popularity, genre or mood from a limited selection of tunes from the world’s leading composers for film, video and media projects.
  • AudioJungle – For those on a tight budget, AudioJungle provides royalty free audio files from $1. You can choose between music, music packs, sound effects, source files, logos, and indents. While compared with the previous two music stocks, on AudioJungle the songs are not exclusive or unique, but they are high quality.

In addition to our top 3 suggestions, there are other music stocks you can check:

  • Marmoset (handcrafted music for picture);
  • License Lab (non-royalty-free quality tunes);
  • Tunefruit (freshest production music for your explainer video, corporate video, film, mobile app);
  • Songfreedom (real music, licensed – for $49.99 you can purchase famous tunes from artists like One Republic or Lady Gaga);
  • Pond5 (biggest royalty-free media, attracting the biggest singers in the world).

Free Music Resources

If buying your tunes from music stock it’s a pricey option, do not give up. Sometimes it’s just a matter of digging deeper for goodies. We searched for some absolutely free audio resources and here are the top options:

  • Free Stock Music – this platform offers an ample variety of free music in 10 genres: cinematic scores, classical, corporate, country, easy listening, electronic, hip-hop, international, pop and rock. You can find royalty free tunes for your video, movie, film, video game or media projects.
  • Free Play Music“The sound of your new project starts here”. This website offers free music files for download (mostly instrumental mp3 music tracks) providing a reliable source of music for your projects.

Besides the above examples, you can try some other awesome music “free-riders”:

  • BrainyBetty (free sound clips and music for your PowerPoint presentations);
  • Media College (unpretentious platform for essential audio tracks or music loops);
  • Partners in Rhyme (Royalty Free Music to download and use in your commercial projects, podcasts, websites, and videos);
  • Last FM (known mostly for streaming music, this platform provides a free audio downloads section as well).

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Now, with so many choices on the radar, pick the one that fits your vision and budget and start creating your next project!

Written by Nicoleta Halaciuga
The Blog