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The best background music for videos 

Updated February 2, 2023

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Choosing the right audio for your video is extremely important to set the mood, emphasize ambiance and make a video more memorable. Whether creating a slideshow or a product demo video, your soundtrack must be on point. But where can you find the best background music for free, that would receive any copyright claims?

The content library in Clipchamp has thousands of ready-to-use background audio tracks for you to use in any video. From low-fi slow tunes to upbeat pop jingles, filter through our music categories to find the right song in seconds.

Read on to learn more about finding the best background music for your videos with Clipchamp.

How to find background music that suits your video

Before starting the search for the perfect audio track, ask yourself these questions:

1. What is your video’s message?

To find the right background track for your video, identify the style of video you’re creating. Are you advertising a product, sharing learning sessions, or creating an informative video for social media? Determine the goal of your video to narrow down the search.

2. What is the role of the music in your video?

Choose whether your background music supports your video and builds emotion or just a lovely background tune. The audio track should match your video's tempo, tone, and pace.

3. What is your video’s mood?

Next is to determine the mood of your video and which genre best fits your mood. If you’re creating a soft video showcasing a sunset, we recommend pairing your video with a relaxing, peaceful track. But if you’re building hype around a new release, we recommend selecting an upbeat anthem. Choose from country, jazz, indie rock, metal, and more in our royalty-free stock audio library. 

4. Does this track speak to your audience?

Always consider the demographic of your audience and what genre resonates with them and your video. Selecting an appropriate track is key to booming video audio.

5. Is the audio track royalty-free?

Suppose you’re planning to upload your video to social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram, make sure to remove any copyrighted music and use royalty-free background music to avoid having your video copyrighted and even removed. Royalty-free music are audio tracks you can use for personal and commercial use without paying royalties to the artist.

Where to find background music in Clipchamp

From gaming tunes to piano and chill music, we’ve hand-curated audio tracks for the most popular themes to suit any video. Browse our stock audio library directly on the Clipchamp website, or log into your Clipchamp account to find our royalty-free tunes inside the content library tab on the toolbar.

Frequently asked questions

Why does my Clipchamp video get a copyright warning on YouTube or other sites?

There are cases where Clipchamp users have been experiencing claims on social media sites and video platforms stating that their videos contain copyrighted materials and are therefore restricted, which we know can be frustrating. Read our help article on why this is happening and what actions you can take to dispute these claims.

Is stock music in Clipchamp copyright-free?

Yes. Our stock music is copyright-free, however some external platforms like YouTube and TikTok may flag the audio track upon uploading your video. Most of the time, the copyright claim is incorrect and can be disputed quickly and successfully.

Can you be sued for royalty-free music?

Royalty-free music means you do not have to pay the artist who owns the song, as it is free to use. If you use someone's song without permission, you infringe on their copyright.

Can I edit separated or removed audio from video?

Yes. You can edit your audio volume, speed and add fades. You can also trim, split, and delete your audio file on the timeline. Separating audio from video can be actioned quickly in Clipchamp.

Start editing today with Clipchamp or download the Clipchamp Windows app for free.

If you're looking for more help with copyright free music, head over to our beginner’s guide to royalty-free music blog.

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