- What is royalty free music?
- Doesn't royalty-free music mean I can use it for free?
'Royalty-free' music is not the same as 'free music'. Unfortunately, this is a common misconception on the internet, and especially on YouTube.
Simply put, it means that royalties don't have to be paid to the creator each and every time it's used (ie. free of royalties); but instead, a one-time fixed fee is paid, which is via a license purchase.
- Several sites that I recommend to consider for buying a music license, whether it's video, film or advertising:
There is a confusion between "royalty free music" and "free music", "royalty free music" means that you can buy a license one time, and you can use the music in your video without having to pay royalties every year. "Free Music" is a music you can (in some cases) use for free.
If you are looking for FREE royalty free music, you can find some music libraries in the internet that offers some tracks for free. You can also visit the Music Screen Library, the use of all the tracks is free for students, humanitarian organizations and particulars, try it here: Musicscreen.org