An In-Depth Comparison of Royalty-Free Music Providers

We’ve compared the top providers of royalty-free music services to help you find the one that fits you.

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Platform
VIDEVO
Description (Their words, not ours)
Artlist is a platform that offers streamlined, high-quality licensing for filmmakers and video creators. Members with active subscriptions have full and unlimited access to the site’s entire musical catalog and/or SFX catalog.
Our A&R team handpicks every song from our roster of indie musicians, bands, and composers, so you can spend less time digging and more time creating.
When you need quality music, Soundstripe is the answer. We were founded by three professional musicians, so we’re obsessed with quality. Our Grammy-winning sound engineers ensure every song in our library is exceptional. Plus, we add new music every week. No matter what project you’re working on, we’ve got the songs you need.
Royalty free music for creators A subscription with unlimited downloads and no copyright strikes! 30 days free trial. Royalty free music for all digital platforms, YouTube video, Twitch streaming, podcasts, you name it.
The perfect solution for creators looking to make great content. Get unlimited access to the world’s hottest beatmakers, whitelist your channel and support artists.
Music Vine represents some of the most esteemed and exciting independent musicians in the world. Our clients range from revered marketing agencies and global brands to independent filmmakers and hobbyists. We’ve built a platform to make the finest, most expressive music accessible to productions of all shapes and sizes.
Let’s face it, stock footage and audio assets can be expensive. So much so that not everyone is able to afford some of the high prices that some agencies demand. When we set up Videvo, we wanted to create the world’s largest resource of free, safe-to-use video and audio content on the web. It is our mission to continue to strive towards this goal, providing the highest quality free content on a regular basis, available for everyone to use.
Free options available:
Free trial
No
No
Free 30 day trial
Free account, limited
No
Yes
Basic subscription includes:
Unlimited music. Universal license. Unlimited downloads & projects. Lifetime use. New music every day. Pre- checked for Youtube.
Music for personal use. Music for web use. Music for monetization.
Unlimited music licenses. Curated and data driven playlists. Stem audio files on all songs. Adobe Premier pro extension.
Unlimited downloads & use. All rights covered. You can have unlimited followers and views. Includes monetization.
Unlimited track downloads. Access all premium tracks. Whitelist your Youtube channel. No ads.
Entire Music Vine catalog. Unlimited usages. World class search interface.
Premium Video Downloads. Premium Music & Sound Effects. 50 Premium Downloads /month. Royalty-Free Licensing. No Adverts .Money back guarantee. (This is premium subscription but the only one that also includes music & SFX)
Price for basic subscription:
16.60$/month
19.99$/month
19$/month
15$/month
6.99$/month
13.99$/month
24.99$/month
License:
Artlist’s Unlimited License allows you to use material from the catalog in any video production on any platform worldwide. This license covers personal projects and even commercials. In short, everything a filmmaker needs.
Musicbed grants a Synchronization/Master Use License. A Synchronization/Master Use License allows music to be used in timed relation to moving picture. A moving picture can be defined as a slideshow, video or a film.
With Soundstripe, your membership covers the cost for every song license. Just find the right track, download the file, and get a custom license. That’s it. No channel or media-specific fees, no recurring royalties, ever. Here’s more good news: you have unlimited licenses. Go ahead, download as many songs as you want.
When subscribed you have unlimited access to download and publish content using Epidemic Sound’s music for as long as you are subscribed. If you cancel your subscription, the content you published whilst you had an active subscription will still be covered. As a personal subscriber, you may only link a single YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitch page along with one Podcast RSS feed on any podcast platform. For every additional set of social channels you’d like to use our music on, an additional subscription is required
When you create an Uppbeat account, you agree to the music usage policy, which explains what you can and can’t do with our music. When you download a track, instead of a complicated license, you simply receive a unique Uppbeat Credit that’s linked to your account. For YouTubers, the Uppbeat Credit can be included in your video’s description to proactively clear copyright claims.
With our Creator subscription plans you can effortlessly license tracks for your videos as and when you need to. Each time you license a track within your subscription, this provides perpetual (i.e. everlasting) legal clearance for the use of the track in a single video or podcast episode. It also attributes an earning to the artist – so it’s important to generate a new license for each separate piece of content you’re working on. There is no limit to the number of licenses you can generate within your plan.
Any content you download is yours to keep and use in future projects, even after your subscription ends. That’s the basis of royalty-free licensing, which applies to all our premium content. We offer several useful filters to surface items by Free/Premium, as well as by their license type. The only thing that is required is some sort of attribution to the artist.
License duration:
Forever
Forever
Forever
Forever
Forever
Forever
Forever
Covered for YouTube:
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
Covered for Facebook:
YES
YES
Not sure
YES
Not sure
YES
YES
Covered for Instagram:
YES
Not sure
Not sure
YES
Not sure
YES
YES
Covered for Twitch:
YES
Not sure
Not sure
YES
Not sure
YES
YES
Covered for TikTok:
YES
Not sure
Not sure
Not sure
Not sure
YES
YES
Covered for Vimeo:
YES
Not sure
Not sure
Not sure
Not sure
YES
YES
Covered for Twitter:
YES
Not sure
Not sure
Not sure
Not sure
YES
YES
Go to site:
Artlist
Musicbed
Soundstripe
Epidemic Sound
Uppbeat
MusicVine
Videvo
Our discount (with code: cchound):
15%
15% valid on all annual plans