A great video without music is like watching the entire 9 hours trilogy of Lord of the Rings without the epic Howard Shore soundtracks. You need background music that fits your ad, and you need it to not infringe any copyrights. Here are some places where you can look for that soundtrack that will push people to click on your ad.

YouTube free music library

YouTube has hundreds of ready to use royalty free soundtracks you can use for your videos. Ranging from hip-hop, trance, chill to rock, you can find plenty of very easy downloadable content that best fits your ad. Check them all here.

Sample of Royalty Free music for ads

Facebook Sound Collection

Facebook has over 7.000 ready to download tracks for your Facebook Ad. Reggae, rock, folk or hip-hop, you can find plenty of royalty free soundtracks here. – for that extra SFX mile has a great library of music and a various bank of SFX sounds you can use. Need some footsteps or maybe a “whoosh” sound in your ad? This is the site for you.

The prices start at $12.41/month, with a 14 day money back guarantee, so it’s worth trying.

Audiojungle – 1.1 million soundtracks

If you need quantity at very low prices, starting from $1/soundtrack, this may just become your favourite downloadable royalty free music site.

Audiojungle offers free tracks every month, so if you look for freebies and you couldn’t find anything on YouTube or Facebook, try this one.

15 years of Creative Commons sounds. This is an impressive library with some (admittedly weird and ethereal) sountracks. You can find sounds of birds in the park, footsteps of people on the street, to experimental beatbox and amateur rock music. Give it a shot! – music composed by artists

They work with recognizable artists in order to create some unique and royalty-free soundtracks. You can download some of them for free, or, if you’re looking for really unique songs, choose the $49 license and knock yourself out. – royalty free music & sounds

Bensound has several dozens 100% free sounds, and some thousand you could buy through a subscription.

What music and sounds are you using for your ads? Let us know in the comment section below. Check out our article on copyright infringement as well.