Music is an important element in the videos that I create and a crucial part of the storytelling. It helps set the mood, tone, tempo and atmosphere. It keeps the story on pace and moving, helps with transitions and keeps the content entertaining and interesting. Music also helps establish an emotional connection with viewers.
While there are many resources for music available to creators, if you create content on YouTube, the YouTube Audio Library is a good resource and starting point. The YouTube Audio Library is a convenient way to access royalty-free music (with and without required attribution) for videos published on YouTube. Though I primarily use music from the YouTube Audio Library that does not require attribution, I do include the name of the track, artist and indicate that the music comes from the YouTube Audio Library in the description below each video.
Before editing a video, I’ll typically go through the process of selecting appropriate music for the video. The process can be quick or lengthy depending on whether I can find the right music that I’m looking for. Sometimes, the beginning of a track may not be what I’m looking for so I’ll scrub through the track to determine if any part of the track might work for the video. When appropriate, I’ll use the entire track (and usually, several tracks are required for most videos) but on occasion, I may just want or need to use a portion of a track for a particular part of the video.
I’ve found and used a lot of great music from the YouTube Audio Library for my videos. Here are ten of my favorites so far . . .
Vibe Tracks – “Over Time”
Vibe Tracks – “Take You Home Tonight”
Vibe Tracks – “Deep Hat”
Vibe Tracks – “Faith”
Vibe Tracks – “Universal”
Vibe Tracks – “Undeniable”
Text Me Records / Leviathe – “Yummu”
Vibe Tracks – “TFB9”
Jimmy Fontanez/Media Right Productions – “Follow Me”
Gunnar Olsen – “First To Last”
Check out these videos to watch and listen to how these tracks accompany the storytelling:
YouTube Audio Library (requires YouTube sign-in) - https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music