When adding music to a video, there is always the point when you want to reach for your audio collection, be it iTunes, Amazon or that pile of dusty CDs and import your favourite song and use that.
Yeah, that’s called copyright infringement. It’s so easy to do, but ethically and legally it’s a big NO.
The big problem is what do you do if you don’t (or know someone who does) have the talent to create music for your video. And let’s face it, even if you do, that’s a whole extra level of work.
There are royalty-free music websites out there, but whenever I’ve tried to use them, I’ve found it near impossible to find the right type of music for the mood I’m trying to convey.
The closest I’d found was Video Copilot, which sells a CD of audio effects and includes some music ambience tracks. These tracks aren’t bad, but they are limited.
Last time I uploaded a video to YouTube* I noticed a new feature, Creation Tools. And in there, is an Audio Library link.
And just like that, problem solved. A decent, well organised collection of royalty-free music.
Thank you, YouTube*!
* It’s a video hosting website, some of you may have heard of it