So, you’re looking for royalty free music that you could use in meditation videos or as background music for your business?
Even though we offer the extensive collection of meditation and relaxation music that you can instantly use, we understand that often you may want to look at a variety of options before you decide which place is best for you.
In this post we’ll look at 5 different places, both free and paid, where you can download meditation music for your projects and will discuss the pros and the cons of each one.
Where to download royalty free music for meditation
If you simply looking to for music to meditate, there are quite a few excellent apps available.
This list is for people who need royalty free meditation music to use in their own guided meditation recordings, guided meditation videos, or as the background for commercial yoga classes, healing sessions, hypnosis, spa and massage.
Here’s the quick summary, click on the link or scroll down for details.
The ratings reflect how suitable a particular site is for downloading royalty free mediation music.
We took into account a several factors like catalog size, quality, price (if applicable), and what you can do with the music (for example, if you can use it commercially).
1. YouTube Audio Library
YouTube has a free music library available to any creator that you can access via Creator Studio.
It includes a collection of ambient songs that could be used in meditation or relaxation videos.
It’s absolutely free and royalty free.
Most songs do not require you to credit the authors and you can use the songs in monetized videos and commercial projects.
Millions of other YouTubers will be using the very same songs in their videos, so if you’re looking for unique sound, that’s probably not the place.
While there is a collection of few hundreds of ambient instrumentals, it’s not specifically meditation music.
For example, we filtered the library by genre (Ambient) and got about 600 results. However, some songs sounded more like laid-back rock, not something we would use for meditation.
Filtering down by mood (Calm) gave us about 300 songs to choose from, some would indeed work for meditation, though many sounded more like pop or electronic ballads.
The verdict – 3 stars
This free library can be a great start if you just need a handful of ambient royalty free music tracks for simple meditation videos.
Sadly, you won’t find much of meditation specific music like binaural beats or healing frequencies in YouTube library.
2. Free Music Archive
You can download and use their music freely, as long as you credit the author (that’s the requirement of the creative commons license).
It’s huge! We searched for “Ambient” and got over 15,000 results.
It’s big but the quality varies greatly. Some tracks sounded quite amateurish, thus it can take time to search through thousands of songs to find a good one.
It’s free but you must give credit.
Many tracks cannot be used commercially, so you can’t use them in monetized videos on YouTube or sell guided meditation using FMA’s music.
As with YouTube audio library, it’s not specific to meditation, so you get all sorts of music.
The search is somewhat finicky. We searched for “binaural” and got nothing (even though, the site claimed 11 results).
The verdict – 3 stars
It’s free (with conditions) and it’s huge, so the chances are you’ll find something that works for you, especially if you’re not looking for commercial use.
But be ready to spend lots of time and to click through each song to find out if (and how) you can use it. The search and filters work in mysterious ways, so that does not help.
3. Enlightened Audio
Enlightened Audio the brain child of Christopher Lloyd Clarke, who’s been creating meditation music for a long time.
A large collection of royalty free meditation music neatly divided into relevant albums and categories.
Commercial license is included in the price.
It costs between $75 and $90 PER SONG (!) Ouch.
The license only allows using the music in conjunction with the voice over. You cannot stream it or make videos with just music.
You must always credit the author even if you purchased for the license.
The verdict – 4 stars
Good meditation music but limited license coverage and priced out of reach for many people, especially YouTubers starting new channels.
The license does not allow you to create a music only YouTube channel.
TunePocket is a multi-genre music library with thousands of royalty free music tracks, loops, and sound effects.
It’s not exclusively meditation music library (on the positive side, you also get other relaxing genres like chillout and lo-fi) but there is a comprehensive collection of meditation music, including binaural beats, ambient, healing frequencies, new age, reiki relaxation music, nature sounds, and more.
Price is one of the strongest pros of getting meditation music at TunePocket.
For $99 you get unlimited access to the entire catalog for 1 year. Download anything you like as often as you need!
Going back to Enlightened Audio, you only get one or two songs for that money.
You can easily find the specific meditation music you need by ether searching the catalog or by browsing pre-made playlists:
The license allows commercial use and you don’t have to credit TunePocket when you use the music.
The license allows for creating music only YouTube channels.
You get thousands of relaxing royalty free music tracks but if you’re looking for very specific meditation music, like shamanic chants or Mongolian throat singing, these genres may only have a few songs available.
However, new music is added every day and you can even put a request in the community forum.
The verdict – 5 stars
To the best our knowledge, if you’re looking for royalty free music for meditation that you can use commercially, this is the best deal available.
Here are just a couple of examples of recent additions:
With unlimited download access for $99, TunePocket is the best bang for your buck!
5. Silencio Music
Silencio is a music project by Chris Mullett who combines acoustic and digital instruments with voice to create ambient music recordings.
A nice, rounded collection of peaceful relaxation music with smaller sub-collections of binaural beats and hypnosis music.
All music is created by the same composer, so the collection could benefit from a greater variety of styles.
Individual licenses are priced between $15 and $75 depending on the usage. If you want to use the music in digital projects, you will have to choose the most expensive option.
The verdict – 3.5 stars
Good collection of relaxing meditation music but not much variety in terms of genres and somewhat pricey.
Free libraries are good and may have extensive collections of ambient music, which sometimes can be used for meditation.
However, it takes time to find something of good quality and you may not be able to use the music commercially.
Specialized meditation music libraries offer great music for meditation but are typically very expensive.
A versatile music library that offer royalty free music for videos and commercial use can be the optimal choice.
With TunePocket you get a wide array of meditation and relaxation music at a fraction of the cost of the dedicated meditation music library.
Resources for making meditation videos and recordings
Finally, we’d like to share some helpful links to help you create your own meditation videos and recordings:
Royalty free meditation music and sounds
Here are some examples of royalty free music for meditation that you can use in your projects (both personal and commercial):
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