When I started my vlog a couple years ago, I never realized how difficult it would be to find good music for my videos. Or at least how difficult I would make it on myself.
I found out fast that I couldn’t just google “free vlog music” and find copyright free tunes that I actually wanted to use. Finding free music was relatively easy – but finding free music that I could use and that I actually liked was hard.
The Various Music Services
The big copyright free music services out right now are ones you may have heard of.
The last service I tried was Musicbed. Honestly I really liked the music selection and that they had tracks with voice and no voice options. I had subscribed early enough that I was in on the “early” annual pricing (only $100/yr)…something that recently changed and was bumped up to $160/yr.
Unfortunately, I can’t currently justify spending $100/yr (as much as I wanted to) on a side hustle that hasn’t seen any returns yet.
The Newcomer Announced
I’ve mentioned Cody Wanner a couple times here. He’s a filmmaker, YouTuber, father, and then some.
Well just the other day he shared the newest kid on the creator music block, Upbeat.
Cody usually recommends good stuff so I checked it out and was surprised to see the home screen header “Free music for creators”. Is this too good to be true? Even the Premium price is relatively inexpensive.
My only guess as to how they are doing this, is that they collected a bunch of artists who were already putting their music out there for free. (total guess) I don’t see some of the bigger musicians on this service like I saw on Musicbed…but this is a new service and it appears that these kinds of sites are experiencing big growth right now.
Funny aside…I’ve registered for their affiliate program (haven’t heard back yet) hoping that they don’t turn me down because I don’t the volume of traffic they are looking for. I guess I never learn. 🤣 Hoping that a new service just wants to get the word out there..and I’m willing to help with that!!
I am still exploring Upbeat, and I’ll be using one of their songs for my next vlog…If you’ve been looking for a site that has a bunch of free music for your growing YouTube channel…this is the spot.
Have you every wanted to transfer a music playlist from one streaming music service to another?
I discovered Songshift a couple years ago and I absolutely love it. To be honest I am still surprised that some of these big stream service companies have not shut off access to the free service since it makes it super easy for me to transfer good Spotify playlists to Apple Music (where I subscribe).
In a weird way, there is not a lot for me to write about. This is an app that makes it easy to connect various music services like YouTube, Apple Music, Spotify, Digster, Tidal…yes Tidal is apparently still around.
The process is intuitive, straightforward, and you can even combine a bunch of playlists in to one massive playlist if you like. Plus, once you set it up to do these transfers, each time you open the app it will scan the original playlist for any updates, then send those new songs over to the playlist you previously set up (if you want it to).
Pretty slick if you ask me.
There’s some upgrade options, but you don’t need them if you’re just looking for a quick solution on how to get your favorite playlist from Spotify to another service.