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Best Royalty-Free Music Tracks 2020

10 featured stock music tracks – license-free and ready-to-use for your next creative project.

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Posted 02 Aug 2020
Best Royalty Free Music Tracks

Looking for the perfect royalty-free stock music track for your video?

The right music can make or break a creative project. Whether you’re looking for a background track to your YouTube video, a score for your podcast, or something different entirely, we have a library of over 50,000 royalty-free tracks on Envato Elements.

What Is Royalty-Free Music?

While it’s been around for a while, with the rise DIY content creators, royalty-free music has started to become part of everyday vernacular.

Royalty-free music refers to the sort of music licensing that lets the purchaser pay for the music license only once, and then use that tune for as long as they want, for a range of different content. For example, if you’re creating a YouTube ad for your app, you’ll pay a single price for a piece of music, and be able to use it in the background of your video for as long as you want, whether you have one visitor or 100,000 visitors on your channel.

Where To Find Royalty-Free Music

Envato Elements is a great place to start. Sign up to a creative subscription to get access to thousands of premium, royalty-free audio tracks to use in your projects. All the tracks are expertly composed, high-quality audio files, across a range of genres. Mixkit is your go-to place to get free royalty-free music, which means you don’t pay a cent for really great backing tracks for your content. Finally, AudioJungle is a royalty-free music marketplace which is home to the sounds of a thriving community of musicians.

Trending Music Genres and Types

Corporate royalty-free music tracks are especially popular right now, as more and more businesses are beginning to create their own video content. Corporate tunes work for how-to videos, internal comms content, explainer videos or, if you’re just looking for a professional vibe. Happy royalty-free music tracks are also trending, as content makers and entrepreneurs are looking to create uplifting videos in today’s uneasy climate. Finally, epic royalty-free tracks are currently in fashion due to their bold sounds and statement-making feel, which will help to grab your audience’s attention.

Discover more multimedia trends in our mid-year trends report.

Top 10 Royalty-Free Audio Tracks

Working with Envato for over twelve years, Montreal-based Adrien Gardiner – Envato’s Content Specialist for Audio – listens to music for a living. He manages a team of reviewers for Envato’s stock audio offering, and has rounded up his top 10 royalty-free tracks of 2020 to help you get the most out of your content. 

10. Uplifting Things by SnowMusicStudio

In today’s climate, we’re looking for uplifting content that will inspire us to keep on moving. Uplifting Things is the perfect royalty free music track for any project that needs a bouncy background audio tune.

9. In Positive by Lowtone

Keeping in theme with the happiness vibes, In Positive by Lowtone features a gentle female voice in the background, and has a bright and airy feel to it. It’s perfect for an energetic video such as an exercise or fitness routine. 

8. The Fashion Rock by Anuch

The epitome of classic rock, The Fashion Rock by Anuch is ideal for those looking for a more aggressive, action-packed beat. Consider it for a music clip or a fashion runway film.

7. Inspire by GoodIdeaProduction

This royalty-free music track has feeling. It is inspired by a classical music vibe, and really tells a story from start to finish. It’d be perfect for a narrative video, or even a perfume or drink advertisement. 

6. Summer Dreams by DivaProductionMusic

This is one is super catchy. Featuring an acoustic guitar throughout, it has a folk feel and you won’t be able to help humming along. It would work for a professional video but is also laid back enough to suit personal projects too. 

5. Movie by StudioKolomna

This song instantly makes you think 'drama'. It’s action-packed and narrative-led. Think YouTube video clips or even an ad for outdoor adventure equipment.

4. World of Piano by ULB_Production

Classical and relaxed, this is the ideal background royalty-free music track. Use it for a slideshow, like a wedding, birthday or anniversary video, or even for a more emotional or sentimental piece of advertising content.

3. Upbeat Claps by MrClaps

Looking for something to get up and dance along to? This royalty-free music track is just for you. Made up of a whole series of different claps, you won’t be able to stop yourself from slapping your hand on your knee and getting into the groove. This one’s ideal for a dance clip or an upbeat video. 

2. Upbeat Fun by ElevateAudio

You can’t have much more fun than this UpBeat Fun track by ElevateAudio. With no lyrics, it features a positive and bubbly beat that would be perfect for an exciting corporate explainer video or a piece of engagement content. 

1. Chill and Hip-Hop by Cozy_Vibes

Cool, calm, and collected, this abstract piece of royalty free-music will instantly make you feel relaxed. With classical vibes and the occasional choir tone, this would be great for a yoga or pilates online video.

So, there you have it: the top 10 royalty free music tracks of 2020. Whether you’re looking for a piece of YouTube royalty free music for your own personal channel, or you’re searching for a track for a bigger advertising campaign, these royalty free music sounds are ideal for everything from a relaxed and classical vibe, through to an upbeat tempo style. If you’d like access to unlimited royalty free music downloads, sign up for a subscription at Envato Elements. And, don’t forget to subscribe to the Envato YouTube channel to discover even more great royalty free tracks for your content.

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