Royalty-free music allows creators to enhance audio and video content without recurring license fees or royalties. A prime example of a source for such music is YouTube’s Audio Library. Licensed under Creative Commons, it offers a vast selection from ambient to rock, requiring only proper attribution.
Kevin MacLeod stands out in this space, gaining recognition as a pioneer of royalty-free music. However, it’s crucial to understand that “royalty-free” and “copyright-free” aren’t synonymous. While royalty-free means no recurring fees for its usage, copyright-free denotes that the music isn’t bound by copyright restrictions, allowing free use by all.
Regrettably, some YouTube channels mistakenly promote “copyright-free” music that’s under a Creative Commons license, unsuitable for commercial use. This could result in copyright notifications, redirecting AdSense revenue to the original artist. Hence, always scrutinize music licenses for legal and ethical use. Another commendable Creative Commons artist popular among creators is Teknoaxe. Explore his work on his YouTube channel.