List of legal "Copyright free" background and DJ music for live streamers and YouTubers (as of June 2020)

Here I have compiled a list of music sources for legal and "Copyright free" music that is safe to be used on Twitch, Mixer and YouTube, with links and screenshots of their licenses

The term "Copyright free" is misleading

Let me first point out that the term "Copyright free" music is very misleading. Almost all music is always Copyrighted - unless they are in the "Public domain", which is incredibly rare, or century old music, such as Beethoven or Mozart.

So the term "Copyright free" here simply refers to that the Copyright holder has issued a license that allows the use of their music while live streaming on Twitch or Mixer and/or be part of YouTube videos, without the fear of receiving a "Copyright claim", which may lead to "strikes" on your Twitch or YouTube channel. With other words, they are giving us permission to use their Copyrighted music in these specific situations.

However, most Copyright holders usually have certain conditions to allow others to use their music. For example, you might need to give "attribution" (as in to give appropriate credit) back to holder in form of a text or mentions, or you might need to purchase the music so it becomes '"Royalty-free", meaning you may use it in your own content, as many times as you, want without giving attribution.

So the discussion is not really about whether you are allowed to play or use "Copyrighted music" or not in your stream or in your YouTube video, but whether you have permission from the Copyright holder to do it, and under what conditions. It's really that simple.

I have deliberately excluded individual artists

I know there is a massive amount of artists that have spoken out and said that their music can be used freely while live streaming and in YouTube videos - which is truly awesome! However, I have deliberately excluded them from my research due to 3 reasons;

So based on these 3 reasons, I found it more useful to research larger organizations such as music services, record labels or any other large databases of music.

Please always double check the current license before using the music

Lastly, I also want to clarify that I am (obviously) not a lawyer. The list below is simply my best attempt to compile a list of music sources and their license information, by reading, understanding and taking screenshots of each service's license information.

I am not liable if any information below is interpreted wrongly, or has been updated since I did this list, or any other situation, that could cause any harm of damage to your own Copyright status. So please double check and do your own research before using any Copyrighted music!

However, if you do find anything wrong or know of a large source of music that could be added to this list, simply just contact me and I'll add! :)

List of music sources

Music streaming services - Free or subscription based

Pretzel Rocks

Stream-safe music for Livestreamers. Hours of Twitch, Mixer, YouTube and Facebook safe music, don't get DMCAed.
What music do they have?
12000 tracks in almost all genres, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Free plan requires a chatbot that gives attribution messages in chat, none for premium for $5 a month.

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Free users require adding attribution per playee song, not required for premium users, also note that player has a "YouTube" safe mode that protects against external copyright claims

Is it okay to DJ?

❌ Not possible to download the music

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Record labels - Subscription based

eBeatz Music

eBeatz Music is a music licensing platform designed for content creators with a backbone in eSports.
What music do they have?
400 tracks in a wide range of different genres, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Requires a $29 monthly Premium subscription

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Requires a $29 monthly Premium subscription

Is it okay to DJ?

✅ Requires a $29 monthly Premium subscription

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Monstercat

Monstercat is a Canadian independent electronic music record label.
What music do they have?
1400 EDM tracks, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Offers Monstercat Gold for $5 a month for monetized videos, without Gold, Monstercat takes video revenue

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Offers Monstercat Gold for $5 a month for monetized videos, without Gold, Monstercat takes video revenue

Is it okay to DJ?

❌ Not allowed to do use production, such as DJing

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Record labels - Requires attribution

AnjunaBeats

Anjunabeats is a British record label. Initially exclusively a trance music label, but since around 2011 they started releasing primarily trance-edged house.
What music do they have?
500 tracks of trance, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Only stated that no mutes or take downs will be issued if music is used

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

❌ Most often they will claim audio, but take downs might occur

Is it okay to DJ?

✅ It is okay to DJ with the music, but not upload to YouTube

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Bass Rebels

Bass Rebels is a record label providing no copyright music like vlog music gaming music and background music copyright free for content creators to use in their videos on YouTube Twitch Mixer Instagram and Facebook.
What music do they have?
500 tracks of a handful genres such as EDM to dance and hip hop, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Overlay text or Twitch panel attribution required, also seems like they have a "Safe Music Playlist" for streamers

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Specific attribution text required

Is it okay to DJ?

✅ Overlay text or Twitch panel attribution required, attribution in YouTube video

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Chillhop Music

The best place for lofi hip hop and chill beats including mixes, singles and 24/7 chillhop radio. Almost all uploads are releases from the chillhop label and can be found on all streaming platforms.
What music do they have?
500 lo-fi chill tracks, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Twitch panel attribution required after joining their Creators program

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Attribution required after joining their Creators program

Is it okay to DJ?

✅ Attribution required after joining their Creators program

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

FIXT

FiXT is an American independent media company with several divisions including a record label, an online music store, and a film/TV/video game music licensing arm.
What music do they have?
1000+ Mainstream, EDM, rock and synth, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Safe to use for live streaming if you enter program

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Requires purchase of music and attribution to be in non-monetized YouTube videos, requires commercial license for monetized YouTube videos

Is it okay to DJ?

✅ Follow each platform's license

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Game Chops

GameChops is a record label for video game music, founded by Dj CUTMAN. We post VGM and remixes in all styles of EDM, hip hop, and chill out.
What music do they have?
1200, EDM, hip hop and lo-fi, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Attribution appreciated

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Attribution required for YouTube

Is it okay to DJ?

✅ Attribution appreciated

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

NCS - NoCopyrightSounds

NoCopyrightSounds is a copyright free / stream safe record label, providing free to use music to the content creator community.
What music do they have?
800 tracks, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Okay for non-business, specific attribution text required

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Okay for non-business, specific attribution text required

Is it okay to DJ?

🤔 I am not sure, I have emailed them but still waiting an official answer (will update here, once I have gotten a better answer)

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Ninety9Lives

They release music safe for content creators
What music do they have?
700 EDM, pop and lo-fi tracks, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Okay for live streaming if compliment to own content and make every possible effort to give attribution (as text or panel)

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Specific attribution text required

Is it okay to DJ?

🤔 I am not sure, I have emailed them but still waiting an official answer (will update here, once I have gotten a better answer)

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Remissum Records

Releases EDM music.
What music do they have?
40 EDM tracks, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Attribution required

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Attribution required

Is it okay to DJ?

✅ Attribution required

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Spinning' Records

All tracks released on Spinnin’ Copyright Free Music are free to be used by Creators in their YouTube & Twitch videos, without the fear of copyright claims.
What music do they have?
50 EDM tracks, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Specific attribution text required

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Specific attribution text required

Is it okay to DJ?

✅ Specific attribution text required

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

UNFD

UNFD is a leading independent record label, specialising in heavy music.
What music do they have?
20 playlists of heavy music, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Only as background music, attribution if possible

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

❌ Music cannot be in YouTube videos

Is it okay to DJ?

❌ Music cannot be used in DJ sets

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

UXN Records

UXN Records is a music promotion blog and a record label, that features, premiers, supports, promotes and releases electronic dance music from genres such as house, electronic, chill, glitch hop, dubstep, trap and hardcore.
What music do they have?
600 EDM tracks, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Attribution required

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Attribution required

Is it okay to DJ?

✅ Attribution required

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Notable Spotify or YouTube playlists - Does not require attribution

Infraction

If Michael Bay made production music it would probably sound something like this. Infraction creates dystopian, cyberpunk-inspired EDM tracks featuring glitch beats, dog barks, and Transformers sounds.
What music do they have?
240 tracks from various genre, such as EDM, horror, cyberpunk to epic, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ No Copyright claims will be issued

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ No Copyright claims will be issued

Is it okay to DJ?

✅ No Copyright claims will be issued

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

STREAMSAFE MUSIC

Feel free to use our tunes as background music in your live streaming in Twitch, Mixer, YouTube & Facebook Gaming, and in VODs without paying, giving attribution and without the fear of being Copyright claimed.
What music do they have?
100 tracks in various genres, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ No Copyright claims will be issued

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ No Copyright claims will be issued

Is it okay to DJ?

❌ May only be used as background music

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

StreamBeats

StreamBeats is royalty free music to play behind your live streams.
What music do they have?
200 chill tracks, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ No Copyright claims will be issued

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ No Copyright claims will be issued

Is it okay to DJ?

❌ May only be used as background music

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Notable Spotify or YouTube playlists - Requires attribution

Audio Library

Audio Library is a channel dedicated to search, catalog, sort and publish No Copyright Music, Vlog Music and Royalty Free Music for content creators.
What music do they have?
2000 EDM, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pop tracks, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

🤔 I am not sure, I have emailed them but still waiting an official answer (will update here, once I have gotten a better answer)

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Specific attribution text required

Is it okay to DJ?

❌ Remixes requires permission from each individual Copyright owner, uncertain who they are

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Cherne Beats

Copyright Free Music by Matt Cherne. Safe to stream in the background of Twitch Streams royalty free and no DMCA takedowns.
What music do they have?
200 chill tracks, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Attribution required

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Attribution required

Is it okay to DJ?

❌ May only be used as background music

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Free Music Tunes

FreeMusicTunes (FMT) channel is created to promote the best upcoming artists from around the world and and connect them with the FreeMusicTunes Community.
What music do they have?
650 EDM tracks, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Attribution required

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Attribution required

Is it okay to DJ?

✅ Attribution required

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Just No Copyright Music

No Copyright Music, Background Music, Copyright Free Music, Free To Use, Royalty Free Music.
What music do they have?
3000 EDM tracks, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Attribution required

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Attribution required

Is it okay to DJ?

✅ Attribution required

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Notable music sources that requires downloading of tracks - Subscription based

Epidemic Sound

Epidemic Sound is a music company soundtracking the new generation of storytellers.
What music do they have?
40000 tracks in almost all genres, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Only as background music and requires a Personal $15 monthly subscription

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Only as background music and requires a Personal $15 monthly subscription

Is it okay to DJ?

❌ Music may not be used with the intent of a "listening experience"

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Notable music sources that requires downloading of tracks - Requires attribution

Bensound

Music by Benjamin TISSOT also know as Bensound, a Composer and Musician based in France who has been creating music for more than 10 years.
What music do they have?
305 tracks in a handful of different genres, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Requires attribution, no attribution required with a €139 subscription

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Requires attribution, no attribution required with a €139 subscription

Is it okay to DJ?

🤔 I am not sure, I have emailed them but still waiting an official answer (will update here, once I have gotten a better answer)

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Incompetech

Kevin MacLeod is an American composer and musician. MacLeod has composed over 2,000 pieces of royalty-free library music and made them available under a Creative Commons copyright license.
What music do they have?
1300 tracks in a lot of different genres from classical to electronica, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Attribution required, for €20 per song no attribution required

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Attribution required, for €20 per song no attribution required

Is it okay to DJ?

✅ Attribution required according to CC BY 4.0

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

Overclocked Remix

OverClocked ReMix is a video game music community with tons of fan-made ReMixes and information on video game music.
What music do they have?
3800 game remixes, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

✅ Make every possible effort to give attribution, needs be a compliment to your own content.

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Make every possible effort to give attribution, needs be a compliment to your own content.

Is it okay to DJ?

🤔 I am not sure, I have emailed them but still waiting an official answer (will update here, once I have gotten a better answer)

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information

YouTube Audio Library

Free music from YouTube to be used in videos.
What music do they have?
1000 tracks in different genres, which can be found here:
Is it okay to live stream?

❌ Music may not be performed outside a YouTube video

Is it okay to use on YouTube?

✅ Certain tracks require attribution to the specific artist

Is it okay to DJ?

❌ Music may not be performed outside a YouTube video

Source links to license information

Screenshot of license information