In the YouTube Audio Library, you can find royalty-free production music and sound effects to use in your videos.
Open the Audio Library
- Sign in to YouTube Studio.
- From the left menu, select Audio Library.
Search the Audio Library
In the Free music tab, use the filters and search bar to find tracks for your videos.
Enter a track title, artist, or keyword in the search bar to find a certain track. You can also use filters to find music by the track title, genre, mood, artist name, attribution, and duration (length in seconds).
Refine your search results by clicking the filter next to the artist, genre, or mood of individual tracks. You can sort your search results by track title, artist name, duration, or date by clicking their column names.
Save your favorite tracks by clicking the star icon next to the track title. To see a list of your favorite tracks, click the Starred tab.
Find sound effects
In the Sound effects tab, use the filters and search bar to find sound effects for your videos.
Enter a track title or keyword in the search bar to find a certain sound effect. You can also filter sound effects by category and duration (length in seconds).
Play and download audio
To sample a track, click Play . If you like what you hear, click Download in the audio player to get a high-quality 320 kbps MP3 file.
The track will continue to play as you browse the Audio Library. Using the controls on the audio player, you can pause, seek, and play the previous or next track.
Some music in the YouTube Audio Library requires you to give attribution (credit) to the artist in exchange for using their music in your video.
If you’re using a track that has an attribution-required icon listed in the License type column, make sure to credit the artist in your video’s description.
To browse music that has a Creative Commons license applied, use the Attribution required filter.
To browse music that has a standard YTAL license, use the Attribution not required filter.
Monetize your video
If you're eligible for monetization (by being in the YouTube Partners Program, for example), you can monetize videos with music and sound effects from the YouTube Audio Library.
Copyright-safe music and sound effects downloaded from the YouTube Audio Library will not be claimed by a rights holder through the Content ID system.
Keep in mind:
- Only music and sound effects from the official YouTube Audio Library are known to YouTube to be copyright-safe.
- YouTube is not responsible for issues that arise from “royalty-free” music and sound effects from YouTube channels or other music libraries.
- YouTube can’t give legal guidance, including guidance on issues with music that can occur off the platform.
- If you have questions about your use of music, you may wish to consult a qualified lawyer.
Learn more about what kind of content you can monetize.