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How to Make the YouTube Audio Library to Create Interesting Videos

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Jan 27, 2024 • Filed to: Photo/Video/Audio Solutions • Proven solutions

"I want to come up with some videos for my YouTube channel, but I can't find royalty-free music anywhere. Can someone tell me how to use the YouTube audio library to get background music for my videos?"

If you are a content creator or runs a YouTube channel, then you might already know how strict YouTube is with copyright issues. Just a couple of copyright strikes and the channel might be taken down by YouTube. That's why a lot of people encounter issues like this.

Thankfully, with the help of the YouTube sound library, you can get all kinds of audios for free. In this post, I will let you know how to make the most of the YouTube audio library music feature.

youtube audio library banner

Part 1: Basics about Audio Copyright Rules

To understand the use of the YT audio library, it is important to cover some basics. As you know, any soundtrack can have a composer, writer, singer, publisher, and other people responsible for creating it. Ideally, they would own the right to use the music since it is created by them.

Now, if you use the track in one of your videos and would upload it on YouTube, it can highly affect your channel.

youtube video copyright issue

Part 2: How Can Royalty-free Music help you?

As you can see, the use of copyrighted content can affect your YouTube channel (and can even get it banned). That is exactly where the YouTube free audio library feature comes to rescue.

YouTube understands that royalty-free audio content is pretty scarce out there and has come up with an extensive YouTube library for music. It is mostly used by YouTube video creators and hosts thousands of songs, sound effects, and other audio categories.

The content in the Google audio library is a part of the global Creative Commons norm. It is a California-based organization that issues "Creative Commons" certificates for content that can freely be used worldwide. All the content available in the YouTube audio library for download is a part of Creative Commons and can be used freely without any copyright issues.

youtube creative commons license

Part 3: How to Use the YouTube Audio Library

The music audio library hosted by YouTube is a part of the YouTube Studio that you can access on its website for free. The only requirement for this is that you should have a YouTube channel. You don't have to post any video or get subscribers for this just having a channel would do the trick.

Once you have created your channel, you can follow these steps to make the most of the YouTube royalty-free music library.

Step 1: Access the YouTube audio library music feature

To access the free music audio library by YouTube, you need to go to the YouTube website and log-in to your account. Now, click on your avatar from the top-right corner and select the "YouTube Studio" feature.

youtube studio option

This will take you to the YouTube Studio interface for your channel. From all the available options on the sidebar, just click on the "Audio Library" feature to launch the YouTube free audio library.

youtube studio audio library

Step 2: Browse the YouTube sound library

Here, you can see that YouTube has hosted thousands of different audio files and has categorized them into numerous sections. To find the music of your choice, you can go to the search option of the YouTube audio library and look for anything by entering keywords.

Besides that, you can also access different filters on the YT audio library related to its genre, mood, artist, duration, and so on. You can simply select any filter to further narrow down the search in the Google audio library.

filters in youtube audio library

Let's suppose that you wish to look for any music of a particular genre. Now, you can select the "Genre" filter and get several options for the genre of music you are interested in.

genres in youtube audio library

Even after setting filters in the YouTube sound library, you can further enter relevant keywords. For instance, here you can see I want to find something in the country genre with guitar and strings from the YouTube library sound effects.

advanced search in youyube audio library

Step 3: Listen to tracks and download the audio file

Once you have got the relevant results, you can listen to the track by clicking on the play icon that is situated at the corner of the interface. Now, you can listen to the audio track and move the slider from the bottom panel to check the audio.

If you want to save it on the local storage of your system, then just click on the download icon. You can find the download icon at the bottom of the media player and the sidebar as well. This will save the music file on the local storage of your computer that you can use freely without copyright issues.

download songs in youtube audio library

In this way, you can make the most of the YouTube sound library to find any audio of your choice. There are all kinds of songs, sound effects, background music, instrumental tracks, and so much more that you can find and download from the YouTube audio library.

Part 4: Our Top Picks from the YouTube Audio Library

I'm sure that by now, you would be able to utilize the YouTube audio library pretty easily. As you can see, there are thousands of audio tracks and sound effects in the music audio library that you can access. Out of them, here are some of the picks that you can use in your videos without copyright issues.

Operatic 3 - Vibe Mountain

If you are looking for a piece of upbeat modern music to add in your videos, then you can consider this track from the YouTube library sound effects. The music has electronic beats and is more than 3 minutes long that you can trim later on. ( Operatic 3)

Sunset - Waimis

This is a feel-good track that features electronic combos packed with a soothing background voice. There are different levels in the track and you can easily pick your favorite parts from it. Since it is a royalty-free track, you can use it seamlessly without any copyright issues. (Sunset)

Puzzle - Rao

This video is posted on the Audio Library Music for Content Creators official channel with the Creative Commons license. The soundtrack is pretty soothing yet upbeat and will be a perfect background in almost any video. A lot of content creators use this sound in the background of their tutorial videos as well. (Puzzle)

Lioness Instrumental - DayFox

If you are searching for some instrumental music, then you can also check this royalty-free track that is posted on the YouTube audio library channel. This is a 3-minute long soundtrack that starts with a piece of sublime music and gradually paces up as it progresses. (Lioness Instrumental)

After the rain - Rexlambo

Lastly, I would recommend picking this soothing track from the YouTube audio library. The instrumental track is pretty peaceful and has different melodies entwined together. You can use the entire track or clip it as per your requirements, making it an ideal background score. (After the rain)

Part 5: Expert Tips for Managing YouTube Videos

For a video content creator, the YouTube audio library has to be an extremely resourceful tool. Apart from using the YouTube sound library, you can also keep the following things in mind to grow your YouTube channel.

Get a reliable video editor

One of the most important resources for you would be getting a resourceful video editor. There are a handful of video editors out there that you can try, like Filmora9 by Wondershare. The desktop application offers a wide range of editing features, presets, filters, and other tools that would help you come up with engaging and visually appealing videos on the go.

wondershare filmora video editor

Clip out any copyrighted content

Before you upload your video, make sure that it does not have any copyrighted content – be it music or a video clip. If you have included any restricted content and YouTube detects it, then your video might be deleted and your channel can get banned.

Enable YouTube Monetization

When you would visit the YouTube Studio interface, you can view a dedicated Monetization feature. If your channel has more than 1000 subscribers and 4000 minutes of watch hours in the last 12 months, then you can apply for this feature. Now, YouTube will automatically include different ads in your videos and help you earn from your content.

youtube monetization option

Plan your content wisely

You have a running YouTube channel, but you want to make it big? Well, it is time to come up with a strong content plan. Firstly, think from the perspective of your audience and get to know the kind of content they like the most. Come up with a schedule so that you can post videos more regularly. Also, you can try to interact with your audience more often to make a community that would grow organically.

Use a Video Repairing Application

While working on your videos, some of your files might get damaged. This is a common thing that happens while transferring or editing videos. That's why you should keep a dedicated application (like Wondershare Video Repair) handy.

The application can repair all kinds of minor and major issues in your videos. It follows advanced video repairing techniques to fix issues like blurry videos, frozen pictures, damaged audio, lags, and other logical errors. The tool is pretty easy to use and supports all kinds of video formats as well.

video repair

Now when you know about the YouTube audio library, you can easily come up with appealing videos without any copyright issues. Since the YouTube sound library can be accessed for free and features thousands of different tracks, you won't encounter any issue finding the perfect music for your videos. Besides that, you can also consider some of the other tips that I have mentioned to improve the quality of your channel and get noticed by your audience on YouTube.


  • What does Creative Commons mean?
    Creative Commons is a license in the creative field that allows the public use of the content (like photos or music) without paying any royalty. While some license might include credits, others won't.
  • What are YouTube copyright strikes?
    If you have used a copyrighted material (like an audio or video clip) in your video, then you can get a copyright strike on your channel. Mostly, the channel is banned by YouTube after getting 3 strikes.
  • What is the YouTube audio library?
    It is a dedicated section in YouTube Studio that features thousands of audio files for content creators. Anyone can access the Google audio library via YouTube and download royalty-free music.
  • Do I have to pay to use the YouTube sound library?
    No, the YouTube audio library is absolutely free and can be accessed from your YouTube account Studio.
  • Can I access the YouTube library's sound files offline?
    Yes, you can just visit the YouTube audio library, select an audio file that you want, and directly download it on your computer. Once the file is downloaded, you can use it offline as per your requirements.
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