8 places to find music for your Youtube channel

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You know the problem: Uploading music to Youtube or your Twitch channel can result in a takedown. You did not respect the copyright and content id recognized it.

Avoid Takedowns

You’re looking for music you can use on your Youtube or Twitch channel, without a takedown?

The answer is Creative Commons licensed music. You can even monetize your Youtube channel, if you choose the right license.

Creative Commons licenses are modular.
There’s ND for no-derivates,
theres SA for share-alike and
NC for non-commercial.

What license type?

Using music in your video is a derivate. So avoid ND, no-derivates.
Using music in your commercial video? Avoid NC, non-commercial.
Not licensing your video under a Creative Commons license? Avoid SA, share alike.

Where to find?

To make things easier and speed up the process to find the best music for you, we created the Creative Commons #hot100 charts for you.

Every week we collect the most popular music from the most active Creative Commons platforms.

Especially for commercial Youtubers, we created the #hot100 modify commercially charts with Creative Commons license types you can use commercially.

Other places

Jamendo is the place to go, when it comes to pop and rock genres. You will find over 350’000 tracks with the option to license it for extended use.

Free Music Archive fit’s best fits your needs for indie and rock. It’s full of american taste flavored music.

Dogmazic is the reopened enthusiastic french platform for independent music.

There’s lot’s of Creative Commons music on Soundcloud. Be warned, there are a lot of bootlegs, mashups and remixes that should not be licensed under a Creative Commons license.

CCmixter is the community for Creative Commons. Search the archive through dig.ccmixter.org

Netlabels produce a lot of mostly electronic sounds. Quality is no always good.

Looking for sounds, loops, noises? Freesound.org is the place to get all those bleeps and queeeks. 150’000 sounds are waiting to be explored.

All popular in one place

Sick of searching? Just head over to the #hot100 charts and get the popular music of the most important platforms and enjoy broadcasting.


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