If you are making food videos, music is a very important component of your final product. While the sounds of bowls and spoons clanking is normal, you don’t want that in your 1 minute recipe video. The music can and should reflect the recipe. When choosing tracks, I look for songs with 140-180 bpm (beats per minute). I want an upbeat feel to my videos. The music you choose really is a personal preference. While most people don’t really listen to your music on Facebook or Instagram, it’s still a part of the video that can’t be left out. If you don’t won’t to shell out a bunch of money to get a license for a few songs, you can find royalty free music on one of the 3 sites I am listing.
- You Tube Audio Library – You can download any of their music for free for your videos if you have a You Tube account.
- Bensound – Bensound allows you to download some of the music for free. There is a great selection of free music. You are required to disclose that you are using his music under The Creative Commons License.
- Purple Planet – Purple Planet is another site similar to Bensound. They have a lot of great tracks that you can access for free as long as you cite that your got it from the site.
More free music libraries can be found on video editing software. Filmora, Animoto, and Camtasia all have free audio libraries. My only hangup with using those is that you may get flagged on YouTube or Facebook for copyright infringement. It takes less than a day to clear up, but it still takes up time. That has personally happened to me several times on Filmora. I have no experience with the other software programs listed, but it’s a possibility to be aware of when choosing an editing software program.
What music platform are you using? Do you have any to add?
Author: Betsy Ramirez
Betsy is a registered dietitian/nutritionist, homeschool mom, & fairy tale junkie, who loves getting crafty. Being on my bike and lifting weights are my therapy. Thinking outside the box is my jam!