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Best Intro Music

Best Royalty Free Music Intros Outros
Posted: May 27, 2020 | Updated: April 8, 2021

Need music for video intro, outro, or logo reveal?

Before you start choosing music for video intros, outros, and openers ask yourself: does your video need an intro?

It really depends on what sort of video you’re creating and what is your goal.

Some YouTube creators don’t use intros at all, they jump right into it and get straight to the point. No detours, no delays.

No time for reading the tips? Skip right to the playlist.

Does every video need an intro?

There are cases when your video can benefit from having a short intro sequence. For example:

1. You’re working on a series of related videos and want a memorable hook that connects all videos in the series (or your YouTube channel).

2. You’re making a promotional video and need a recognizable sound that goes with your branding logo or animation.

3. You want to set a tone of the video that follows. For instance, a quick goofy sound with a funny image will be a great into for a comedy video.

If you decide to use a video intro, you will need the fitting short music soundtrack to support it, since a silent intro will look odd at best.

There are literally millions soundtracks that can work great as intros or outros but choosing one and figuring out the licensing terms (especially for commercial use) can be time consuming.

That’s why we put together this list of our top 20, most popular music intros and outros for YouTube videos. All royalty free and instantly available for commercial use.

Mik TunePocket Composer

Hi, I’m Mik, one of TunePocket music composers. I went though our growing catalog of royalty free music intros and picked my top 20 favorite intros. Read my tips how to choose the best intro music or jump straight to the track list.

In this playlist you will find short instrumental music intros (5 sec, 6 sec, 10 sec, up to 15 sec) in various genres and moods.

I have only included the intros up to 15 seconds long in this playlist. If you’re looking for a longer intro (up to 30 sec), check out thousands more in our Intro Music collection.

Aside from YouTube videos, these music intros will also work great as podcast opener jingle, vlog outro, video scene transition, short social media ad video, audio logo, After Effect animation reveal, ident, film or news broadcast intro, bumper, or stinger.

How to choose best intro music for your video

Here are 3 simple tips how to pick best music opener for your video:

1. Keep it short! It may be tempting to create a ‘mini story’ but you don’t want your viewers to skip forward or, even worse, move to the next video if they lose patience.

2. While it’s possible to use a portion of a longer music track, it’s always best to use short sounds made specifically for video intros and outros. Especially if you’re looking for sounds for a brand logo reveal. It really needs to sound polished. You should choose the music that fits the length of your video intro, typically between 5 and 15 seconds.

3. Match it to the tone of your video, channel, or brand. Most importantly match it to your audience.

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3 steps to choose best music intro for video

Top 20 music intros, outros, and openers

Can’t decide which intro you should use? With TunePocket unlimited royalty free music subscription, you get unlimited access to thousands of music tracks, loops, and sound effects.

All downloads come with lifetime royalty free license and can be used in commercial and freelance projects. All intros are available for download in both MP3 and WAV formats and will work in any video editor.


  • Short cheerful and upbeat instrumental music cue with easygoing happy mood in acoustic folk genre for short video intro / outro cues, business logos, audio branding, and commercial business use.
  • Urban hip-hop / chillhop royalty free music audio logo with exciting positive party feel for short vlog opener, reveal, short promotional ad, and commercial business use.
  • Clean elegant 6 seconds electronic audio logo with modern corporate feel for video intro, outro, audio logo, After Effects reveal / opener, and commercial business use.
  • Short chill-out glitch music cue with positive hi-tech feel for video, vlog intro / outro, audio logo, opener, reveal, and commercial business use.
  • Soft ethereal audio logo with calm ambient hi tech feel in electronica genre for video intro, After Effects reveal, game, app, opener, and commercial business use.

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  • Gritty electronic audio logo / opener with dark powerful feel for a short video intro, After Effects reveal, and commercial business use.
  • Short urban beat cue with deep bass kicks, electro claps, and confident hip-hop feel for modern promotional video, vlog or podcast intro / outro, reveal, After Effects opener, and commercial business use.
  • Exciting electronic future bass EDM music cue (short edit) with bright hi-tech feel for marketing video, modern vlog intro / outro, and commercial business use.
  • Powerful royalty free audio logo / reveal with confident cinematic action feel and glitch piano tail for a short video intro, outro, intense opener, and commercial business use. Download unlimited royalty free music for videos.
  • Upbeat royalty free future bass music intro with exciting party feel for modern vlog opener, short cheerful video, audio logo reveal, outro, and commercial business use.
  • Bright EDM audio intro cue with exciting dance party feel for video intro / outro, logo, reveal, and commercial business use.
  • Calm audio logo with relaxing ambient feel for video intro, outro, After Effects, corporate logo branding in videos, games, and apps, as well as commercial business use.
  • Powerful and energetic short rock music cue for promotional marketing video intro or outro, audio logo, stinger, reveal, podcast, After Effects opener and commercial business use.
  • Happy children music intro with quirky, feel-good, cheerful feel for funny kids video opener, playful children vlog intro / outro, game, reveal, logo, commercial business use.
  • Classic blues rock short cue with powerful, gritty, raw and brooding sound for promotional video intro, outro, audio logo, documentary stinger, vlog, podcast, opener, and commercial business use.
  • Bright indie rock music cue with exciting energetic upbeat feel for short marketing video, vlog intro / outro, film stinger, and commercial business use.
  • Short percussion cue with powerful stomps beat and motivational action feel for promo video, After Effects opener, audio logo, and commercial business use.
  • Calm and pensive royalty free audio logo / intro / outro with grand cinematic feel for video / vlog / or podcast intro or outro, short social media / YouTube advertisement video, audio logo, After Effect templates, ident, film bumper or stinger.

    Download more music intros, audio logos, and stings in this Intro Music playlist.

  • Short and elegant audio logo with modern corporate feel for video intro, outro, audio logo, After Effects reveal / opener, and commercial business use.
  • Short bright royalty free music intro with happy glockespiel sounds for exciting video intro / outro, audio logo, podcast or vlog opener, and commercial business use.

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