Finding Soundtracks with Bensound

Introduction to Bensound

Bensound is a popular online platform offering a wide range of music tracks for various projects, including films, videos, and presentations. It provides both free and paid music options, catering to different needs and budgets.

Free and Paid Levels

  • Free Music: Bensound offers a selection of free music tracks that can be used in videos, as long as Bensound is credited. These tracks are ideal for low-budget or non-commercial projects.
  • Paid Music: For a broader selection and more usage rights, Bensound offers paid tracks. These come with a license that allows for more extensive use without the need to credit Bensound. This is suitable for commercial projects or when a more exclusive track is required.

Using Bensound for a Project

Let’s imagine you’re working on the soundtrack for a pilot episode of a new TV series. Here’s how you could use Bensound in your project:

  1. Visit Bensound: Start by exploring the Bensound website to get a feel for the available music.
  2. Search for Music: Use the search function to find tracks that match the mood and theme of your pilot. You can browse by genre, mood, or even instrument.
  3. Preview Tracks: Listen to previews of different tracks to see which ones fit best with your vision for the pilot.
  4. Select and Download: Once you’ve found the perfect track, you can download it. If it’s a free track, remember to credit Bensound. If it’s a paid track, purchase the appropriate license for your use case.
  5. Incorporate into Your Project: Use the downloaded track in your pilot, ensuring it complements the visuals and storytelling.

Competitors to Bensound

While Bensound is a great resource, there are other platforms where you can find music for your projects. Here are three alternatives:

  1. Pexels and Pixabay: Both offer a selection of free music tracks, similar to their offerings in stills and footage.
  2. Free Music Archive: An interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America.
  3. AudioJungle: Part of the Envato Market, AudioJungle offers a vast collection of royalty-free music and audio tracks, with a range of pricing options.

Remember, when using music from any of these platforms, always check the licensing requirements and ensure you comply with them in your project.