YouTube Audio Library gives you free music to use anywhere

Snag some free tracks with YouTube’s Audio Library

If you’re an editor, web designer, musician or just about anyone else who uses music for more than just listening, you’ll like that YouTube has launched it’s Audio Library. The YouTube Audio Library offers visitors free instrumental tracks for use anywhere, anytime.

Here’s a taste. This one is called ‘Magic Marker’ under Dance & Electronic, Inspirational:

That means if you need a nice bed of music on a video project you’re editing, go ahead and take it. Use it. Love it.

Many times, royalty-free music services will actually cost a bunch of money. To pay per-song can be $20-$60 on average and can even jump into the hundreds. Granted, it’s much cheaper than a copyright violation lawsuit, but you get the idea.

YouTube’s Audio Library will help those looking to jazz up a project (pun intended) do so with ease without worrying about purchasing a song or getting into trouble.


Users are allowed download the tracks which are encoded as 320 Kbps MP3 files. You’ll now see a link to the library in your video manager, and the tracks can be filtered by mood, instrument, genre, and length.

What’s more is that YouTube is actually looking to its users to add music to the library. Have an un-signed band? They want you. You can add your music at their page here. ‘Freemiums’ are a good way to give away content and get noticed. Once you have a following, then it’s a good time to flip the switch to have people start paying for what you create. We live in a day and age where you can find something you need for free online easily. The artist is tasked with getting creative on monetizing their wares. But if you’re good – people will eventually pay.

YouTube Audio Gallery is a nice option if you’re looking for some supplemental music for a video, a slideshow, just some background noise or to loop into other music for some creative composing.

Play on. Play on.

Image: Linda De Volder

Josh Benson

Josh Benson

Josh is the Editor of GeekLift.com and supreme geek to boot. He spends much of his time learning new software, coding languages, gadgets and more. He loves helping people figure out tech problems - big or small. Josh is a former television news anchor and tech reporter. He spends his days developing websites and producing videos.

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