I'm happy to have a Premiumbeat as a sponsor for my site.

I’m happy to have a Premiumbeat as a sponsor for my site. Since I have always thought their music was top notch, I was delighted to have them as a sponsor.

I have enjoyed using Creative Commons music for years which is totally free, however it can be very time consuming. My friend David ask me the other day how I find music from some of my videos and I told him that it is not easy because finding good Creative Commons music that you can use commercially or even non commercially just takes a lot of time.

Many times when I am getting close to finishing a video and I want to add some music to help the flow of the video I will skip the entire step all together because I won’t have time to spends hours finding good music to match the video.

That is where PremiumBeat really shines, the vast majority of the music is really good so finding something quickly is very easy to do. Using the wrong music in your video which I have done can hurt your video. Just read some of my comments on YouTube.

PremiumBeat offers several license agreements, the one that most people here might be interested in is the Standard license that allows you to use a song unlimited on the internet, film festivals and 1,000 DVD copies. It is royalty free which means you just pay once.

I typically will browse by genre find two that I like using the favorite button, download all of the preview files, import in to my NLE which is Premiere Pro, drag them on the timelines and listen to which one works the best. Now you will be hearing the watermark of Premiumbeat.com every few seconds but that is OK.

Trying to get the music duration to fit the song is pretty easy because each song comes in different durations, 15, 30, 60 seconds or the full track. If that doesn’t it work for you, use the loop sets to build the song you want. You simply drag the loops sets on the timeline in the order you want.

Once you have it the song you like, return to the site and purchase the music, you will get an email where you can download the non watermarked version, over write your existing track and you are all set.

It is a father son business and you can tell they take pride in picking the best stuff that gets submitted to them.



  • I know what you mean when you say…”you have to look for the gems in the whole heap of available music out there”.

    PremiumBeat seems to have a better selection – easier to choose from.
    And…thanks for the intro video about how you do it when choosing the right “one”.

  • My biggest issue is finding decent music for the stuff I do. Thanks for the tip it looks like it’ll be a great resource.

  • Wow, they do have some nice music. My only question is.. the 15, 30, 60 second versions all seem to be priced separately at $29 each. Is that correct? If so, it seems like a 15 second cut should be available at a cheaper value. But that’s just my thoughts. Cool music resource though! Thanks for sharing.

  • Oh man, Every time i read your new blogs l Learn something new, really like your blogs about DSLR, This music site going to be very helpful for my projects :), Many thanks my friend…..

  • Dave,

    I’ve learned A TON from your website, but this has saved me so much time! I do videos to promote my real estate business and give market updates, etc. This helps so much! I’m working on a huge project and needed some BG music. Perfect!!! Thanks so much.

  • Clarification on the pricing – The Short tracks are 15, 30, and 60 seconds. The first Short you buy is $ 29.95, two Shorts are $ 39.95, and three Shorts are $49.95.

    The deals here are the Loop Sets for $29.95. As an example, look at the song “You’ve Got Mail”, which has 10 loop sets for $ 29.95 for all 10 sets. Some songs have more sets, some less. But you can take the “loop” which is usually 16 beats, and combine them however you want to create your own songs and length. Super flexibility!

    I use a $24.95 software called Acoustica MP3 Audio Mixer that makes it amazingly easy to drag/drop tracks and quickly create custom songs. Heres’ the link: http://www.acoustica.com/mp3-audio-mixer/ – you can stack tracks and sound effects, and it’s easier than using Sony Vegas for audio mixing on the PC.

    Thanks for telling us about PremiumBeat, Dave! I’ll use your sponsor link to place my first order.

  • Great music. Is it necessary to cite the source for whatever song or loop you license at the credits part of your video, like you do with Creative Commons? If so, what is the format of the citation? I didn’t see any mention of that at Premiumbeat’s website.

  • @Bruce Thank you for trying to clarify the licensing. Actually, you get all 3 shorts versions for $29.95, looks like we need to make it more obvious!

    @Eddie No credits are required but it’s always appreciated. The format could be someting like: “Music: Sea fields by Jon Lawson (Premiumbeat.com) ”

    Francois arbour

  • Sorry i forgot to mention that all the songs are free to use too, there is no cost for most of the songs. There are some though that are $.99 but you get a license with it.