Now, if you too have come here looking for copyright-free music for gameplays, we must warn you of the following:
Music without rights does not exist
As we explained in our article about buy music rights, rights-free music is not something that exists.
You will understand it better by taking a look at the article, but we can tell you in advance that there is a part of the author’s rights that the author can never get rid of: the moral rights over his work.
These refer to the right of paternity and integrity that the author has over the work.
In other words, the right to be recognized as the author of the work and the right to not modify the original work.
These rights are unwaivable and non-transferable, so that’s why we say that there is no such thing as a music track without authorship rights.
What does exist is royalty-free music
“Royalty-free music” is the correct term to refer to this type of music.
Royalty-free music is music that can be freely used, copied, modified, and distributed, all permitted by the author.
This type of music is not registered with any copyright management society -known as PROs, Performance Rights Organizations, so you will not have to pay these entities for it.
However, this does not necessarily mean that it is free.
Royalty-free music is divided into two categories:
Free music under Creative Commons licenses.
Royalty-free music under paid licenses.
Both are good options to add a sound background to your gameplays.
However, choosing one or the other will depend largely on your intentions.
And for you to make a conscious choice, let’s take a closer look at each of them.
Free music under Creative Commons licenses
Creative Commons licenses are a type of free license through which users are allowed to use copyrighted songs without having to request permission from the author of the work.
That is, the author will not charge any amount for the use of his work, but in return usually requires atributtion for the authorship of the work, and in some cases will also prevent it from being used in commercial projects.
In other words, if you use free Creative Commons music in your gameplays:
You will need to mention the artist of each music track you use.
In addition to these 9 great tracks for free gameplays, below we will share 3 of the best websites with free copyright-free music.
Free Stock Music
Free Stock Music is a reference website for all YouTubers taking their first steps on the platform.
They have a large selection of audio tracks in different formats such as WAV or AIFF, although the free format is only MP3.
The only requirement they ask is that you register on the website to start downloading copyright-free music for your YouTube gameplays.
And you can do it with your email or more easily with your Facebook account.
Dig.CCMixter -so called because it stands for Creative Commons Mixer- is another free reference with royalty-free music.
According to them, their songs have been used in more than a million videos.
It is a very interesting website because, as soon as you enter, it has three pre-selection filters such as:
Instrumental music for film and video
Music for commercial projects
Music for video games
In addition, they will allow you to copy the mention you must make to the author so that you can paste it into the description of your gameplay.
TeknoAXE is another website with free music that is receiving more downloads.
Although you can also find music from genres such as rock, they are specialized in electronic music -a very gamer music genre-.
They add new tunes every week and you can download as many as you want from their repertoire.
Of course, all of them are Creative Commons, so you can’t forget to mention the author
Here we have collected some of the most relevant platforms, but if you want to have more options, you can download free royalty-free music by clicking on the link above, where you will find up to 9 more platforms.
Gameplays are a booming type of content within online content and streaming.
Now, you will agree with us that a gameplay without music has nothing to do with one that has music.
The first one will simply entertain your audience.
While the second, apart from entertaining them, will make them connect much better with you and your content, turning them into your fans in the long run.
And the same goes for the music you use in your gameplays.
Using free music is not the same as using paid music.
With free music, besides sounding the same as beginner streamers, you will have to mention the author of the song and in most cases, you will not be able to monetize your content.
This results in a lack of originality, as well as slow and limited growth.
If you stream your gameplays, it is for people to see you, have fun watching you, and want more of your content.
And as a consequence, your channel will grow in views, followers and you can end up getting paid for your content.
To help you achieve this and do it faster, using royalty-free paid music is your best option.
Luckily now you know the best platforms with this type of music:
Each with its own particularities in terms of payment model, features, and music libraries, but all of them perfectly covering the musical needs of your gameplays.
In addition to providing you with a wide variety of music of the highest quality, they also allow you to have the peace of mind you need against potential copyright strikes.
As a reminder, the third time your channel receives a copyright infringement notice, your account will be deleted. Imagine that for a moment:
All the hours spent creating gameplays, growing your follower list, and building your personal brand within streaming so you can make a living from it thrown away for using the wrong music.
Isn’t it worth investing a small amount of money to avoid all that?
If you think so too and want to use the background music YouTubers use in their gameplays, don’t think much more about it.
Elige ahora tu aliado musical y elimina a tus rivales como lo harías en Fortnite.
Can I hire a composer to compose my own music for gameplays?
Yes, of course.
You can hire a composer to write, record, or produce music for your channel.
It would be an original, 100% customized and legal option to add copyright-free music for Minecraft, FIFA, or other videogames plays.
Of course, you will have to be able to make a big investment, since hiring a composer is not cheap.
Where can I find music for Twitch?
Finding copyright-free twitch music is a matter of being clear about your intentions.
If you are just starting out and are not going to monetize your streams, free gameplay music under Creative Commons licenses will be perfect for you.
But if you are streaming with a lot of views and you want to receive income, you will have to rely on paid gameplay music.
You have already seen the options you have throughout the article, but if you want to know more about how to find the best background music for Twitch, we recommend you click on the link above.
Where to download music for gameplays on Facebook?
Although Facebook has a different purpose than Twitch, it also serves to stream through its own platform: Facebook Gaming.
And speaking of the music aspect, as with Twitch, you can also use the same sites to download music that we have seen throughout the article, both paid and free.
What you may not know is that they have an extra free music option (we talk more about it in this article).
What advice do you have for choosing my copyright-free music platform for gameplays?
First of all, our advice is to look for platforms with royalty-free music that are verified.
On the Internet, there are many disreputable services that provide these licenses.
To make your search easier, in this article we have shared the 4 best platforms with copyright-free music of all the ones we have tested. And we have chosen them by providing:
Full protection from copyright infringement notices on streaming platforms.
Higher quality music than free music under Creative Commons licenses.
Unlimited downloads for the duration of your subscription.
No restrictions on the type of video in which the song can be used, nor on the number of videos in which it can be used.
Possibility to cancel the subscription at any time.
Pablo Olóndriz – Legis Music Founder-
Pablo Olóndriz founded Legis Music in 2016 and, since then, has been working non-stop on the online Royalty-Free industry, managing to build a great source of information for people who need amazing background music for their projects and videos.
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