In addition to housing practically every video ever made, YouTube also hosts a large library of music that is free to download and use. YouTube’s entire ecosystem is built on a robust cohort of online creators who produce content and upload it to the platform. In order to support that community, YouTube provides auditory assets, including music and sound effects, to help creators create a soundscape for their videos.
To access the Audio Library, click the “Your channel” button in the lefthand menu. Alternatively, you can select your profile icon at the top left and click “View your channel.” From there, select “Manage videos,” and you’ll be taken to the YouTube Studio. You’ll find the Audio Library in the lefthand menu of the Studio interface. Music and sound effects are broken into separate menus, and you can filter the selection by track name, mood, genre, category, duration, and more.
You can also filter by whether or not a sound requires attribution when used. If attribution is required, you’ll be provided with the necessary attribution text during download. As you search through the huge catalog of media, make sure to favorite the things you’re likely to come back to so you can find them more easily in the future.