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How to get free music for your videos

In this article you’ll learn where to get free music from for your commercial video projects and how you can easily compose music yourself — even if you’re a totally unmusical person.

  1. make use of the thousands of soundtracks which you can use for free or
  2. compose the music you need yourself. You can do that even if you are totally unmusical. No joke. Because there are great and intuitive apps for it.

1. The following websites offer free music

Check out the website filmmusic.io: it lists almost 3000 soundtracks for free. You can even use them commercially, but you must mention the composer and some more specific information. Let me show you how it works:

2. Use apps and compose the music you want yourself!

I first started dabbling with the app Garageband on an old iPad 2 during the lockdown from March to May, 2020. For I needed some music for my social media videos. I soon got the hang of it and enjoyed it thoroughly. But judge for yourself:

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Bernhard Lill: journalist and trainer. Does digital storytelling, mobile journalism & social media | ex radio journo and magazine reporter | ex BBC, NDR, Stern