A Guide to Royalty Free Indie Music | Beatoven

Artistry is, has been and will always be the lifeblood of indie music. For many years now, independent artists and record labels have been writing, producing, and distributing songs that don’t always follow mainstream rules or expectations.

The music — whether it’s indie rock, indie pop, indie folk, or any other style — typically has a uniquely alternative feel. Several artists also place extra emphasis on storytelling through their choice of instruments and lyrics.

To license this kind of music, you have got few options: 1) You will be able to negotiate with copyright owners yourself and pay ongoing royalties or 2) you will be able to notice and license indie music from a royalty free music company and avoid making royalty payments altogether.

If you choose for the latter approach, this guide will be particularly helpful to you as we have put together a roundup of the latest and most trending indie tracks in our catalog to-date.

To make your hunt for the right music even easier, we have also curated a few indie playlists that are worth checking out.

An intro to indie music

If you’ve ever thought that indie music exists outside of the mainstream, you’re not alone. By definition, this type of music is made independently so that the artists (instead of the major record labels) have creative freedom and control over their own music.

However, like funk and disco, indie music made its way into popular culture simply because people liked what they heard. Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, and The Smiths are a few of the many indie artists who have crossed over into the popular music scene.

At Beatoven, not only do we get to support artists and musicians in the creative community, but we are also able to build a diverse music library for you.

Looking for more royalty free indie music?

Hopefully, we have been able to give you a comprehensive summary of your indie music options with Beatoven in this guide. If you haven’t found exactly what you’re searching for, don’t worry — there are thousands of more tracks in our catalog.

Feel free to peruse our royalty free music library and continue your hunt for the best indie music. By signing up for a free account, you will be able to start favoriting songs and building your own playlists today. That way, once you decide to subscribe, you will recognize exactly what you need to license for a future project.

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