Like myself, you are probably struggling to find music to add to your epic drone footage.
I took the liberty of researching the best places to find music for your drone footage, and here is what I found.
|1.||Epidemic Sound||High Quality||Subscription||Royalty Free||Visit|
|2.||YouTube Audio Library||High Quality||Free||Creative Commons||Visit|
|3.||AudioJungle||High Quality||Track Dependent||Royalty Free||Visit|
|4.||Storyblocks||High Quality||Subscription||Royalty Free||Visit|
|5.||Free Music Archive||High Quality||Free||Creative Commons||Visit|
|6.||Jamendo||High Quality||Both||Royalty Free||Visit|
|7.||SoundCloud||Song Dependent||Free||Creative Commons||Visit|
|8.||Freeplay Music||Decent||Both||Creative Commons||Visit|
|9.||IncompeTech||High Quality||Both||Royalty Free||Visit|
|10.||Bensound||High Quality||Both||Royalty Free||Visit|
|11.||Amazon Music||High Quality||Track Dependent||Royalty Free||Visit|
|13.||BeatPick||Decent||Track Dependent||Creative Commons||Visit|
|14.||Shutterstock||High Quality||Track Dependent||Royalty Free||Visit|
|15.||Purple Planet Music||Good Quality||Free||Royalty Free||Visit|
|16.||Artlist||High Quality||Both||Royalty Free||Visit|
|18.||Filmstro||High Quality||Subscription||Royalty Free||Visit|
Keep reading to learn more about each website and what they have to offer.
1. Epidemic Sound
Epidemic Sound is one of my favorite places to look for music for my drone footage and any other video that I may be working on. Their website is easy-to-use and straightforward, making it easy to find music that is perfect for your video.
Licensing: Epidemic Sound provides users with royalty-free music that you can add to your content creations. All you need is a subscription and you are free to download and use the music from the site as you please.
If you are not sure about the service, Epidemic Sound allows users to start with a 30-day free trial, which you can cancel at any time you choose.
Price: Epidemic Sound gives you two subscription options.
- The first option is a Personal Subscription that will cost you $15 a month. This is if you are creating content that is for your own use only.
- The second option is a Commercial Subscription, which will cost you $49 a month. This subscription is for freelancers or a business that is creating commercial productions.
2. YouTube Audio Library
Many drone enthusiasts upload their recorded drone footage to YouTube, and the Youtube Audio Library was created for the specific function of providing high-quality, royalty-free music to be used by creators in their videos.
The search functionality allows you to sort by genre, instrument, duration, attribution, and even mood. This allows you to search for the perfect song to match the duration, and even the mood of the video footage you want to edit.
Licensing: YouTube Audio Library has a Creative Commons license, which is an internationally active non-profit organization that provides free licenses for creators to use when making their content available to the public.
Price: The music available on YouTube Audio Library is completely free of charge and may be used in your videos under certain conditions, such as giving the artist credit for their music in your video.
If you have ever looked for a WordPress theme or any other digital product, chances are you have somehow stumbled across Envato Market before. Envato Market has more than 3 million digital products that have been created by a community of creators all over the world.
So, it is only natural that this company would also make the top of the line audio available for your videos on this site as well. AudioJungle has a wide range of over 586,000 tracks available to choose from.
Everything from Pop, Hip Hop, and RNB to Heavy Metal to fit in perfectly with your drone footage. Do a quick search inside, choose your license (usually the “Standard” one will fit your project) purchase the song and it will be ready to use.
Licensing: AudioJungle allows content creators to use royalty-free music in their videos.
Price: You pay per song, and depending on what type of license you want the song under, prices go from $1 for sound effects to $29 to full songs.
This is always a great site to get great high-quality music and audio for your drone footage. If you get a subscription with Storyblocks, you will receive unlimited downloads of hundreds of thousands of tracks, loops, and sound effects.
One of the most unique features of this website that sets it apart from the rest is the ability to use a slide bar to specify the exact length of the track you are looking for in the search bar. This comes in handy when you need a song to be a specific length to match your drone footage.
Licensing: The audio from Storyblocks is royalty-free and you may use it freely without any worries.
Price: In order to begin using the music from this site you need to pay a subscription fee. the lowest amount is $9 per month all the way up to the highest amount of $29 per month.
5. Free Music Archive
Free Music Archive is one of the number one sources for free music on the net if you want to discover a large range of background music and various sounds for your content.
They even have a spoken word genre! Not that I know where you would use that, but its great to know that they have all bases covered!
All the soundtracks on the site are pre-cleared and legal to use. FMA allows you to access more than 1,500 public domain tracks.
Licensing: With Creative Commons licensing, you can use the audio you download from this site, however, you have to give the artists who made the audio credit for it on your video.
Price: The audio is completely free of charge with no subscription fees.
Jamendo has a fantastic music selection, and they are dedicated to giving back to the artists who make the sounds and audio. They also allow whoever will be using the music to choose the song or sound based on what they will be using the song for.
Jamendo allows you to discover new independent artists, with great music
Licensing: The music is all royalty-free and ready to be used for personal and commercial use.
Price: Jamendo have two options to choose from.
You have two options to choose from:
- The Free version will allow you to stream and download music by new independent artists for free.
- The paid subscription version that will allow you to use the drone for commercial use.
The site also allows you to have a 2 week free trial to begin with.
SoundCloud is probably the most well-known site on this list, mainly because it is used by millions of people all over the world to stream and upload music freely.
Many of the world’s most famous musicians started their careers by uploading music on SoundCloud. Many people love the site as it allows them to stream and download music completely free.
Licensing: Most, if not all, of the music on SoundCloud, is licensed under Creative Commons, which means the music is free to use as long as you follow specific guidelines that may be set out.
Price: The music on SoundCloud is 100% free to use, with no subscription fees.
8. Freeplay Music
Despite the name of the website, Freeplay Music is one of the more pricey options out there. Their website is decent but they do tend to run a few more adds compared to the other websites on this list.
There are some fantastic songs waiting to be used and if you are using it for personal use, you will be able to access nearly all of their songs for free.
Licensing: Freeplay’s music is licensed under Creative Commons, allowing you to use the music on the site free of charge under specific circumstances.
Price: If you are using the music for personal use, you can download it for free, however, if it is for commercial or business then there is a variety of payment options available.
And yet another website that allows you to download stock music. This website is run by websites which is different from other websites that offer the same services.
This site is not run by a large group of artists, instead, it is run by Kevin MacLeod, and all the music on the site is created and uploaded by him.
Licensing: This music is all royalty-free because the man who uploads the music to the website also made it. With proper attribution, you can download and use his music in your drone videos completely free.
Price: The music is free to use with attribution. However, if you wish to use his music without attribution, then you have to pay $20 per song.
Bensound is another artist-based website, and by that, I mean that like IncompeTech, Bensound is full of music created and uploaded by artist Benjamin Tissot.
Sounds and music by Benjamin have featured in many commercials, short films, documentaries, and personal videos. The search functionality is also great and easy-to-use!
Licensing: The music featured on this website is royalty-free.
Price: With attribution, the music is free to be used as you please or you can sign up for a year of unlimited downloads for a very reasonable price of $129.
11. Amazon Music
Amazon has over 56,000 free songs for you to choose from, and they can all be easily incorporated into your drone footage. The music on the website is organized very well, so it is easy to find, and very easy for you to scroll through and choose a song of your liking.
Licensing: The music featured on Amazon Musc is royalty-free so that you can use it without any hassle.
Price: There are free songs that you can download and use from the website, but the premium songs will cost you $0.99 and up.
If you tend to hang around people who are content creators and tend to look for music for their videos, you may have heard the name ccMixter from one or two of them already.
This site is run by a community of artists who offer their music in exchange for attribution. Because the site is run by artists for free, it isn’t the best looking but it gets the job done and the content is great.
Licensing: The website uses Creative Commons licensing, allowing you to use the music freely if you follow the rules set by the website.
Price: All music is free as long as attribution is given to the artist who made the song.
One thing I have to say about BeatPick is that the name really describes the website perfectly! The site allows you to search for songs on the website by allowing you to filter songs by genre, mood, vocal, instrument, keywords, and much more.
Personally I have found a few fantastic tunes to use in my drone footage from BeatPick, and that is why I just simply had to include it in this list!
BeatPick allows you to add songs to a “Beatlist”, which is sort of like your own playlist of songs you want to keep your eye on to license at a later stage.
Licensing: The music is licensed under Creative Commons.
Price: The price of each song is different depending on the length of the song and quality.
If you are looking for copyright-free music licenses, then you shouldn’t look any further than Shutterstock Music.
When searching through the Shutterstock music library, you can browse over 60,000 tracks. When browsing, the site allows you to tailor your search by genre, tempo, and even ambient.
Licensing: All the music on Shutterstock is royalty free.
Price: The prices of each song vary depending on the song’s length and quality.
15. Purple Planet Music
Purple Planet is home to insanely good, high-quality music. The music on the site is separated into categories such as Feelin’ Good, Sunbeat, Free Spirit, Upbeat and more.
This makes it a lot easier for you to look for a track that fits in perfectly with your drone footage depending on the general vibe of the footage.
Licensing: The music that is listed on the website is royalty-free.
Price: The prices range from $8 to $40 depending on what the music will be used for.
Artlist is one of my favorite websites on this list. They have a wide selection of great music to choose from, reasonable prices, and a website that is just pleasing to look at.
You have access to over 12,000 high-quality songs and unlimited downloads for a full year if you choose their subscription. Their library features a wide variety of indie artists, who have been hand-picked by the Artlist curators.
Licensing: Artlist music is royalty-free.
Price: There are a few subscription options ranging from $12 a month to $25 a month.
On this website, you will find over 2000 songs and sounds created and uploaded by an artist. He has allowed people to freely use these sounds and tracks in their films, games, personal videos, and various other projects with proper attribution.
Songs are split up into categories such as Action, Drama, Nature, and even Fantasy. This makes it a lot easier for us to navigate the site looking for that perfect song.
Licensing: Soundimage uses royalty free music.
Price: All content on the website is free to use as long as the artist who created the product is given proper attribution for their work.
Filmstro is not just a website that has copyright free music on it that you can use in your drone footage, but it also has an app that allows you to use the Momentum, Depth, and Power sliders to frame the music and footage perfectly and create a unique score.
Music is constantly being added to the already pretty impressive catalog of music they have on the site already.
Licensing: The music is royalty-free.
Price: The prices vary depending on the song.