Can I use any popular music as my TikTok ad soundtrack?
Not exactly. TikTok has implemented a change that limits access to music and soundtracks that commercial brands can use in their videos and ads.
As reported by Business Insider, the “verified businesses or organizations” can not any longer choose from a vast pool of popular music available to non-commercial TikTok users. The brands access is now limited to royalty free music from TikTok’s commercial music library.
If the music in that library does not fit either your brand or the creative direction of your video, you will have to provide your own soundtrack.
Note that the soundtrack must be properly licensed for commercial use to avoid your video removed from TikTok for copyright infringement.
Hi, I’m Mik, one of TunePocket music composers. I watched a great deal of TikTok ads (mostly by big brands like Apple or Nike) and listened carefully to their soundtracks. While I can’t tell you where these brands source their music, I picked some matching music from our own royalty free music catalog.
Read my quick tips how to pick best music for your TikTok ad video or jump straight to the track list.
How to choose best music for TikTok ad
1. Keep it short. Most big brands ads I’ve seen had soundtracks under 15 sec, often shorter.
2. Match the genre / mood of the soundtrack to both your product and intended audience. In other words, classical music may not be the best fit for your fitness app commercial.
3. Match music to the length of the video as closely as possible. While you can easily cut a short snippet from a longer song, an nice audio clip with a natural intro / outro would work much better.
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Top 10 best soundtracks for TikTok ads
Energetic electro music cue with upbeat techno party feel for video intro, outro, vlog or podcast opener, short ad, 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.
Atmospheric royalty free hip-hop / trap 15 seconds music intro with dreamy chillout feel for reflective video opener, modern vlog outro, urban film bumper, audio logo, reveal, and commercial business use.
Easy going acoustic royalty free indie pop 15 second music intro with cheerful happy feel for positive promo video opener, funny vlog or podcast outro, comedy reveal, logo, and commercial business use.
Energetic indie rock 15 second music intro with confident, exciting feel for short video, action sport vlog opener, audio logo, reveal, and commercial business use.
Upbeat claps and stomps percussion music beat intro with energetic motivational feel for short corporate video, vlog intro, outro, opener, motion template, audio logo, and commercial business use.
Bright electronic music intro with positive hi-tech feel for 6 sec. marketing video, corporate vlog opener, audio logo branding reveal, and commercial business use.
Upbeat indie pop intro music cue with bright happy feel for positive promotional video, cheerful vlog opener or outro, and commercial business use.
Happy royalty free acoustic indie folk 15 sec music intro with easygoing warm feel for sentimental promo video, positive vlog or podcast, romantic film, and commercial business use.
Groovy 80s funk dance short music cue with upbeat retro party feel for promotional video or vlog intro / outro, audio logo, reveal, opener, and commercial business use.