Music for YouTube videos

Epidemic Sound gives you access to more than 40,000 songs to use in your YouTube videos. Stop worrying about copyright claims and get started with our royalty-free music to soundtrack your YouTube content.

Find music for your YouTube videos

Looking for the best music to use in your YouTube videos?

Here is a little taste of some of our catalog's most popular tracks for you to take inspiration from. The one-hour playlist includes genres like pop, acoustic songs, orchestra, soul, and electronic music.

Is Epidemic Sound's music for YouTube copyright-free?

Is Epidemic Sound's music for YouTube copyright-free?

So many people search for ‘copyright-free music for YouTube,’ but copyright-free music is pretty much a myth. Almost every song out there is protected by copyright, so if you do stumble upon copyright-free music, it’s either:

  • Really old, and considered public domain
  • Not very good (sorry!) and not worth copyrighting
  • Not copyright-free at all!

The difference between Epidemic Sound and other music providers is that we don’t let copyright get in the way of great storytelling. All our music and sound effects are royalty-free, protected by copyright, and all rights are included. Forget synchronization rights, performance rights, mechanical rights – you’re cleared to use our catalog on all platforms, and you needn’t worry about all the legal stuff. We've got you covered.

How do I avoid copyright claim on YouTube?

How do I avoid copyright claim on YouTube?

All the music you use in your YouTube videos while being an Epidemic Sound subscriber will grant you immunity from any copyright claim.

If you want to know more about how to avoid copyright claims on YouTube, check out our article.

How do I use Epidemic Sound's music on YouTube?

How do I use Epidemic Sound's music on YouTube?

Every Epidemic Sound user can technically download our music by going to a specific track and clicking the download icon on the right part of the screen.

Remember, however, that the music can be used on YouTube only if you have an Epidemic Sound subscription.

Once you've downloaded your music, follow these steps to upload it on YouTube.

What happens to the copyright claims if I stop my Epidemic Sound subscription?

What happens to the copyright claims if I stop my Epidemic Sound subscription?

All the videos you've uploaded on YouTube while being an Epidemic Sound subscriber won't be subject to any copyright claims, even if you cancel your Epidemic Sound's subscription.

Is royalty-free music free to use on YouTube?

Is royalty-free music free to use on YouTube?

Yes! Epidemic Sound's music can be defined as royalty-free, meaning that we allow our subscribers to use both our music and sound effects without any additional fees. If you have a subscription, you can use our tracks on not only YouTube, but all platforms linked to your Epidemic Sound account. Forget copyright claims and start soundtracking your YouTube videos today!

Where do I find the best background music for my YouTube videos?

Where do I find the best background music for my YouTube videos?

Check out our music page or our curated playlist for background music for videos!

How do I get free YouTube music?

How do I get free YouTube music?

If you're looking for music that you can use on YouTube, there are several options on the market. Just be mindful that an incorrect approach might result in you getting a copyright claim so make sure that the website you choose music from is reliable.

Epidemic Sound's music is not free but guarantees you claim-safe music that can be used on several platforms (YouTube is one of them). How? We collaborate with the artists that work on the music which makes us owners of the financial rights of the songs that we provide you with.

Epidemic Sound's music also allows you to monetize the videos that you use it in, which other "free" music providers don't guarantee.

More YouTube Resources

More YouTube Resources

Interested in learning more about Epidemic Sound for YouTube? Check out our awesome resources on YouTube down below.

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