Adding Background Music and Sound to your Podcasts is a great way to enhance and enrich them. For this purpose, you will need good quality music clips and sound effects. At the same time, it is very important that you look for Royalty Free Music, otherwise your Podcasts will soon get discarded by major directories.
In this article, we have provided a list of 10 of the Best Websites that you can visit and download Royalty Free Background Music Clips for your Podcasts and other Projects. Most of the websites allow you to sort the clips by Genre, Mood, and other methods to filter and easily locate the style you’re looking for.
1. Podcast Content Studio
This website offers Royalty Free Music Beds that you can use as a background music for your Podcasts. They have been arranged in 5 categories such as Chilled Vibes, Side Stage, Swelling Emotion, Nature & Humans and more. Each Category comprises of 6 Titles and each Title offers 30 Tracks that you can download. You can click on the Play button and preview a sample of each of them before downloading.
Just click on the ‘Download Free’ button, provide your Name and Email address and the tracks will be delivered to you via email.
Most of the Categories and Titles are related to Natural Sounds that you can easily use to add some emotional depth to your Podcasts.
Click here to navigate to Podcast Content Studio.
This is yet another good website from where you can download Royalty Free Podcast background music. You can sort and filter the clips based on their Duration, Genre (Classical, Ambient, Hip Hop Beats etc), Mood and Movement. This helps you to get the right music clips quickly and easily.
The average length of the music clips is in the range of 1 to 3 minutes. You can click on the Play button to listen to the music clip. To download any clip in the MP3 format, simply click on the ‘Download’ button. You will have to download them individually as there is no provision to select and download multiple music clips.
Overall, the sound quality of the clips is very good and the preview allows you to listen to the entire clip rather than only a small fraction.
Click here to visit Pixabay to download your Podcast Background Music Clips
This website offers you a total of 13 Royalty Free Background Music Clips that you can use for your Podcasts. The clips are divided into two categories viz., ‘Keep Calm and Podcast’ (10 episodes) for cool acoustic grooves and downtempo beats and ‘Podcast and Chill’ (3 episodes) which is still under production.
You can click on the Play button and listen to each episode. The average length of the clips is approximately 45 seconds to a minute approximately. To download them, click on the ‘Download all’ button below any Category. The downloads are Zip files that contain the MP3 audio files for each individual episode.
To navigate to Podcast.io, click here
This website is a nice resource for up-coming rappers and content creators who are looking for free beats and instrumentals as background music for their Podcasts and other projects. The music clips are Royalty Free and organized into various Categories like Rap Beats, Hip-hop beats, Club beats and more with clearly displayed information on the Length (2 – 3 minutes average) of the music clip and Beats per minute (bpm). Each category boasts of numerous titles that you can easily Preview and download in MP3 only if you follow the Freebeats on their Social Media Channels. You can also obtain high quality WAV files on payment of some processing fees.
Click here to navigate to the relevant page of Freebeats.
5. Incompetech Royalty Free Music
This is yet another website that offers Royalty Free Background Music that you can easily use for your Podcasts. The exhaustive list clearly displays the Genre, Beats per minute and Length of each music clip. You can click on any clip in the list and Preview or Download it as an MP3 file. The list can be filtered based on Feels, Tempo, Genre and Length. A search option has also been provided so that you can locate any clip easily.
Click here to navigate to Incompetech.
Another cool website offering Royalty Free Music Clips for Podcasts and other purposes. You can Filter the music clips based on their Mood, Genre, Tempo so that the required ones can be searched easily. You can also search for them based on their Title. Once the filtered results are displayed, you can Preview any clip or Download them in the MP3 file format.
The Music clips on Audionauti are provided under the Creative Commons License. Hence you are free to redistribute, create derivatives or use the clips for commercial activities provided the credit is given to the author, Jason Shaw.
To navigate to Audionauti for your Podcast music clips, click here.
7. Purple Planet Music
This is a lovely website for Background Music Clips for your Podcasts. The music is provided under the Creative Commons License, hence attribution and credits are required. You can type a few words and search for the music or click on any of the available Moods like Upbeat, Dreamy, Tense, Gentle and more to begin. Once the results are displayed, you can click on the Play icon to Preview the music and then click on ‘Download’ to save it in you local disk as an MP3 file (192 kbps).
You can also purchase commercial license for any of the music clips and use them without attribution. High quality WAV files are provided if you purchase the license.
Click here to visit Purple Planet Music and go through their Royalty Free Collection.
8. Silverman Sound Studio
This is another website offering Background Music Clips for your Podcasts, YouTube videos and more under a Creative Commons License (Credits required). It boasts of more than 180 tracks under different Moods and Genres. You can browse through the entire list of music clips or click on any of the available Moods to filter the list. To Preview any of the clips, click on the Play icon. Click on ‘Read more and Download’ button to gain more information about the music clip (including Beats per minute) as well as Download the clip in the MP3 file format.
In case you wish to avoid Attribution you can purchase a $20 license of any clip. Additionally, you can download high quality WAV files of any music with a payment of $5
Click here to navigate to the Royalty Free Music offered by Silverman Sound Studio.
Here comes yet another website from where you can obtain Royalty Free Music clips for your Podcasts and other projects easily. The clips have been provided under the Creative Commons License and as a result Attribution is a must.
You can click on any of the available Moods like Romantic, Happy, Relaxing and more to filter the music clips. Additionally, you can also use the powerful filtering panel to browse the clips based on Composers, Instruments, Periods (early 20th century, late 19th century etc.). Click on ‘more filters’ to enable additional filters based on Length, Ratings etc.
Click on the Play icon to Preview any music clip and click on the ‘Download icon to download the clips in MP3 format. The column on the right provides you information on the type of Creative Commons License.
To visit Musopen to download your music clips, click here
This website boasts of a huge collection of over 1300 tracks that you can use as Royalty Free Background Music for your Podcasts and other projects. The clips have been provided under the Creative Commons License, so you will have to provide Attribution.
You can browse through their exhaustive list of clips or search for specific Genres, Instruments, Moods etc using the Search option. To preview any piece of music, just click on the Play icon next to it. To Download any music clip, you can click on the ‘Download’ icon and save it in your local disk as an MP3 file. You can also click on the name of the music clip to learn more about it
Click here to visit ccMixter and download your music clips.
Go through all the websites listed above and download the required background music clips for your Podcasts. You remember to provide Attribution in case the clips that you have downloaded are provided under a Creative Commons License.