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Laid back, quirky, or sexy? Choosing the right soundtrack for your video is crucial for setting the tone of the story you’re trying to tell. In this blog post, I’ll give you some concrete tips for picking the perfect royalty free music to accompany your content. Without further ado, let’s get into the nitty gritty of music for different kinds of YouTube videos!
Music for travel videos
Looking for the perfect soundtrack for your next YouTube travel video? Think dreamy, floating soundscapes and epic beats. Here are some suggestions of albums to check out.
Music for cooking videos
Nailed that Cacio e Pepe platter but haven’t found the music to go with the proof of it yet? A good tip when it comes to cooking videos is to aim for soft soundbeds, as voice overs are common to add on top of the music.
Music for workout and fitness videos
Into fitness and all things spelt sweat and discipline? No matter if your videos are recorded in a gym or your living room – we’ve got the music part covered. Time to put your running shoes on and get ready for some upbeat tunes!
Music for gaming videos
Whether it’s Twitch, Facebook Gaming, or something entirely different – including music in your streams is a great way to boost the viewer experience. Here are some good suggestions of albums to include.
Music for trailers and promos
When it comes to trailer and promo videos, a good rule of thumb is to identify tracks that stand out and tend to get stuck in people's minds. Go for short and catchy hooks to grab your listeners’ attention. That way you’re setting a unique tone and vibe for your short intro snippets, trailers, and outros. Simultaneously, you often the music to be voiceover friendly.
Music for corporate and informational videos
When choosing the music for corporate and informational videos, I like to think inspirational, hopeful, and driving. You also want it to function as a soundbed, as it’s common to add voice-overs on top of corporate and informational content.
Music for family and kids videos
When it comes to family friendly videos, and videos for kids, it goes without saying: it’s important not to use tracks that are too dramatic, scary or threatening. Instead, aim for excitement, adventure and playfulness. Let’s have some fun!
Music for fashion and lifestyle videos
Need music for fashion videos, makeup tutorials, beauty, vlogs, and other lifestyle videos? Just like in fashion and beauty: think creative when soundtracking your content and try mixing and matching different elements. For example, use genre-crossovers and unexpected elements – be innovative! Below are some suggestions to get you started.
Music for product and tech videos
ASMR sounds, cyberpunk, and detailed productions… Some music just has a tech-feel to it. To get that modern, innovative feeling, a good idea is to mix modern sounds with organic and even orchestral sounds. Epidemic Sound’s own genre Modern Classical is a hybrid of the old and new, with tracks that are rich in instrumentation, fusing orchestral elements with modern atmospheric beats.
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Music is a powerful tool to convey emotions and tell stories. Therefore, making sure you accompany the content you’ve edited to perfection with equally as amazing music is key. I hope you found this blog post useful. Now, onto the fun part: soundtracking!
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