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free background music

I like to add background audio to my screencast tutorials. Like many of you, I don’t record in a profession sound studio. Often, I am recording in a home office and there’s always some ambient noise which I find distracting.

Background music can mask some of the ambient noise. Another benefit is that it helps set a pace and tone for the recording.

Free Background Music

There are a lot of “free” sites, but to tell you the truth most of them are useless.

Here are a couple of options that should provide most of the free background music you need. Like always, be sure to check the license and attribution requirements which can change.

free background music

  • YouTube Audio Library: requires a YouTube account so you have access to the studio; free for commercial use, no attribution search options. Lots of variety and easy to filter to find audio based on mood and duration. This is my go-to for tutorials.
  • Mixkit: free; no attribution. They have a good selection of music.

You can search the Internet for other sites, but for my money, either one of those two above are more than what you’ll need. And the price is right.


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3 responses to “Free Background Music for Your E-learning Courses”

December 8th, 2020

This is timely, as I’m working on a series of screencast tutorials. I tried the YouTube Audio Library link in your email, but got an error message. I will definitely check out Mixkit. Thanks!

December 8th, 2020

@Angela: Looks like you need a YouTube account. I didn’t notice that since I was already logged in. I updated the post. Thanks for the heads up. 🙂

December 8th, 2020

Thanks Tom, the link works now.