We took over this list with websites offering payment-based legal royalty free music for multimedia productions, public places, presentations, games, Youtube etc. from royaltyfreelinks.com. We updated the list, added new ones and removed dead links.
The list is regularly checked and updated.
What are the best sites to buy royalty free music?
The first thing we recommend is to check the license information. Be sure the license covers all your needs, because the’re are different ways of selling and licensing music. So, don’t get any surprises. That’s why we’ve included a direct link to the license pages. Website without license information are not listed.
No free or Creative Commons websites in this list.
Why pay for royalty free music? well, giving credits (attribution) is optional. No overused music and you’ll support composers (and their families) for their hard work and feed them with inspiration and energy to compose even more.
All the websites listed here are checked for quality and user experience. To get listed the site must be at least 2 years old and have a mininal of 1000 royalty free audio available. Feel free to suggest more websites in the comments.
About the list. Random, but older website more to the top. Exclusive library means In-house composers or content exclusive to the website only. Since: first online active music library.
|DL Sounds||Unique library offering tracks, loops, kits and sound effects. Free audio without attribution available.||2009||Subscription p/m & Free without attribution||$14||License||Yes|
|AudioJungle||Still one of our favorite. Offering more than 150.000 tracks, loops and music packs with good quality content.||2006||Per Track||$20||License||No|
|The Music Bakery||Music library with tracks for your Videos, Slideshows, Games, Apps & more. High quality music by professional ensembles and studio musicians with real instruments.||1998||Per Track||$47||License||Yes|
|Partners In Rhyme||Non-exclusive stock music library offers CD collections in many genres.||1998||per CD compilation||$100||License||No|
|AKM Music||Features royalty free tracks and CDs in every genre. Cheap and good quality.||2000||Per Track||$16.15||License (.doc download)||Yes|
|Freeplay Music||Stock library with 15,000 music tracks for Youtube and more. Non-exclusive music submitted by composers in all genres.||2001||PerTrack||$100||License||No|
|Shockwave-sound||Big library with CD collections, production music, stock music and sound effects. Non exclusive, but high quality tracks.||2001||Per Track||$32||License||No|
|Premiumbeat||Premiumbeat by Shutterstock.com for websites, online videos, slide shows and much more. Big library with high Exclusive quality content.||2004||Per Track||$39.95||License||Yes|
|Nash Music Library||Music library made-in-Japan offers 20.000 royalty-free music and SFX for all media production.||2005||Per Track. Price varies according to the duration of each track.||$20||License||Yes|
|Royalt Free Tunes||Small Stock library offering royalty free albums and tracks. Cheap and good quality.||2006||Per Track||$10||License||Yes|
|Themusicase.com||Stock music libray with more than 50,000 non exclusive tracks. Good design and easy navigating. Good quality tracks.||2005||Per Track||$29||License||No|
|Neo Sounds||Music stock library offering royalty free tracks, music CDs and ahard drive with the entire library. Flexible licensing and good quality tracks||2004||Per Track||$29.95||License||No|
|Beatsuite||Exclusive royalty free music library offers thousands of high quality music tracks. Good clear website design.||2004||Per Track||$80||Popup||No|
|Jamendo||Royalty free music licenses for commercial purposes. More than 55,000 albums by independent artists.||2005||Per Track||$69||License||No|
|Pond5||Music section of Pond5. Another huge stock library providing royalty free music, loops, audio logos and more. Easy browsing and navigating. Music in every genre. Non exclusive but massive content.||2006||Per Track||$20||License||No|
|Proud Music Library||Royalty Free Music Production Music Archive for Film, Multimedia, Radio, TV, instant online music licensing||2006||Per Track||$53.50||License||No|
|Soundimage||Big music library with original tracks perfect for film, games, multimedia and advertising. Quality royalty free music available for instant licensing at affordable prices.||2007||Per Track||$48||License||No|
|Audiosparx||Stock music library providing non-exclusive tracks for any multimedia prodoction.||2003||Per Track||$100||License||No|
|Music Loops||Another stock library with 20.000 non-exclusive royalty free music. Simple design with easy browsing and previews. Tracks are submitted by composers.||2006||Per Track||$35||License||No|
|Soundtaxi.net||Exclusive stock Production Music library. Great complex design. Not all music is royalty free. Big music library.||2008||Per Track||$162.50||License||No|
|Smartsound||Big customizable music library with high quality non-exclusive music track. Great website design and easy navigating.||2009||Per Track||$49.95||License||No|
|Audiomicro||Huge library with 65.000 non-exclusive stock music and sound effects. All genres and comprehensive tracks descriptions. Good quality non-exclusive music.||2007||Per Track||$39.95||License||No|
|Stock Music Site||Non-exclusive stock music library offers over 283,000 free music tracks for immediate on-demand licensing. Music submitted by award-winning artists.||2007||Per Track||$180||License||No|
|Music Media Tracks||Medium music library for videos, websites, on-hold messages. Instant license and all styles of music for any kind of project.||2010||Per Track||$40||License||No|
|Epidemic Sound||Royalty free music made by world-class musicians and studio professionals who live and breathe music.||2013||Subscription p/m||$50||License||No|
|LuckStock||Stock website featuring more than 19,500 music tracks and audio. Non excusive but quality sounds.||2011||Per Track||$25||License||No|
|Music Revolution||Stock music website featuring thousands of music tracks and audio. Non-excusive good quality music.||2011||Per Track or Per Month $249||$49.99||License||No|
|Royalty Free Heaven||(grooveden) Big stock music library offering quality music with multiple genres. Clean fast design.||2013||Per Track||$69.98||License||No|
|Audio Network||Production music library with more than 69,000 high quality music tracks for TV, film, advertising and corporate video.||2011||Per Track||$80||License||No|
|Audio Blocks||Download all the music, sound effects, and loops you need with a low-cost subscription||2014||Subscription p/m. Billed Annualy||$13||License||No|
|Filmstro||Download production tracks from their royalty free music library. Use in film, TV and online including YouTube||2014||Subscription p/m||$20.75||License||No|
|Soundstripe||Non-exclusive stock music and SFX library for creators.||2016||Subscription p/m||$21||License||No|
|Stock Music Store||Pay as you go & unlimited subscription downloads for premium royalty-free stock music||2016||Subscription p/m||$40||License||No|
|TakeOnes||Download royalty free music;||2017||Subscription p/m||$39||License||No|
|Artlist||Aimed at filmmakers, Artlis is a community of artists who put heart and soul into their music and Sound effects.||2016||Subscription p/m. Billed annualy||$16.60||License||No|
|Motion Array||Claims to have more than 360000 Non-exclusive stock music downloads available||2018||Subscription p/m. Must remain a paying member to keep using the audio.||$29||License||No|
|RoyaltyFreeMusic Audio Array||Royalty free music library curated by industry experts showcasing trending soundtracks from a community of musicians||2018||Per Track||$25||License||No|
|Melodicloud||Former loopsound.com. Stock music & loop library for on-line video, film and TV. Download royalty free music loops for games, software and apps.||2019||Per Track||£39||License||No|
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