If you want to upload your GoPro videos to YouTube and social media platforms, using copyright-free music is your best option. However, you can use any song you’d like if you’re going to share the GoPro video privately with your friends.
Hi, my name is Larry. As a GoPro video creator for over 8 years, I have a wealth of experience adding music to my GoPro videos. Furthermore, I know all the ins and outs of the copyright issues many GoPro users face.
In today’s guide, I’ll show you how to find good songs for your GoPro videos, as well as a few of my favorite picks.
Let’s jump right in.
- Can I Use Copyrighted Music on My GoPro Videos?
- Where Can I Get Music For My GoPro Videos?
- Best Songs for GoPro Videos
- Closing Thoughts
Can I Use Copyrighted Music on My GoPro Videos?
YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and other media platforms have been cracking down on copyright infringement.
For example, if you use copyrighted music on YouTube, the system might take down your video, block your channel, or let somebody else monetize your video. So every time you upload a video to YouTube, YouTube automatically scans the video to detect if it contains any copyrighted music.
Although most copyright owners allow others to use their music in exchange for running ads on your video, you are still putting your video and channel at risk.
If you want to monetize your YouTube channel, you shouldn’t use copyrighted music. However, if you don’t mind copyright owners running ads on your video or potentially having your video taken down, you’re free to try using copyrighted music.
In any case, personally, I only use copyright-free music on my GoPro videos. Copyright law exists to protect music creators, and since I don’t have permission from the artists, I don’t want to infringe on their work.
However, thousands of GoPro video creators upload videos with copyrighted music. So you’re free to try uploading a GoPro video with your favorite copyrighted music if you’d like.
Where Can I Get Music For My GoPro Videos?
Luckily, there are dozens of platforms offering copyright-free music that’s completely safe and free to use in your GoPro videos.
When you use copyright-free music, your videos are never at risk of being taken down. Furthermore, you can monetize your videos if the song you choose is copyright-free and free for commercial use.
Here are a few of the best places to find copyright-free music:
NoCopyrightSounds is a YouTube channel with over 30 million subscribers. This channel provides copyright-free music that is free to use for independent creators. The only catch is you’ll need to credit the artist and track in your video’s description.
The songs on NoCopyrightSounds are free to use across YouTube, Twitch, and various social media platforms. In terms of music genre, NoCopyrightSounds focuses on electronic music.
Here are a few of my favorite songs to use in GoPro videos from NoCopyrightSounds.
1. Julius Dreisig & Zeus X Crona – Invisible
This is an absolute masterpiece of a song, and you may have even heard of it before. It features a soothing introduction leading to an incredible bass drop, which perfectly complements any action stunts filmed with your GoPro camera.
2. Sub Urban – Cradles
You may have heard this song before because it went viral on Tik Tok in 2019 and has been included in millions of videos. This song has a mysterious and engaging vibe, perfect for GoPro adventure montages.
3. Jo Cohen & Sex Whales – We Are
Although this song is several years old, I still listen to and use it in my GoPro videos. This is the perfect song for fast-paced GoPro videos with a lot of transitions, cuts, and cool action shots.
4. Lost Sky – Dreams pt. II
Dreams pt. II is a melodic gem. This song features beautiful vocals, an incredible instrumental, and one of the most fiery beat drops I’ve ever heard. Furthermore, this song adds a touch of emotion and sentimental energy to any GoPro video.
5. Egzod & Maestro Chives – Royalty
If I were to use one word to describe this song, it would be Epic. It adds a level of depth to a GoPro video that most songs can’t offer.
I recommend going to the NoCopyrightSounds YouTube channel and listening to a few of the songs. Although there are hundreds of songs to choose from, I’m sure you’ll find something that will be perfect for your next GoPro video.
Audio Library is another YouTube channel that provides copyright-free music to content creators. Compared to NoCopyrightSounds, Audio Library’s music is more relaxed and slow-paced.
Therefore, Audio Library offers the perfect background music for vlog-style GoPro videos where people are speaking. Audio Library’s music is also great for scenery videos where the heavy bass from NoCopyrightSounds’ music would be too intense.
Here are a few of my favorite noncopyright and royalty-free songs from Audio Library:
THBD – Good For You
Good For You is an indie electronic song with happy vibes and a chill beat. This song is so beautiful that it triggers great memories and past experiences I’ve shared with others. Therefore, this is one of the best songs to use for travel GoPro videos.
Kontekst – Buddha
Buddha by Kontekst is a laid-back song that features a mellow beat. It’s perfect for slower-paced GoPro videos that need an excellent background song to set the tone.
Other Sources for Copyright-Free GoPro Music
Instead of sharing my entire GoPro playlist with you, it’s more efficient to show you all the different places to find copyright-free music. This way, you can find songs that fit your own preference.
Here are other places to find amazing copyright free music to use with your GoPro videos:
Best Songs for GoPro Videos
If you’re willing to use copyrighted music for your GoPro videos, I have a list of my 5 favorite songs. These are all popular songs you may have heard before.
Keep in mind that if you use these songs with your GoPro videos and upload them to YouTube or other media platforms, the video may get copyright claimed by the owner.
1. Twenty One Pilots – Ride
2. Post Malone – Congratulations
3. ODESZA – Sun Models
4. Lorde – Tennis Court (Flume Remix)
5. The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
If you are making a GoPro video that’s going to be privately shared among friends, there aren’t any risks of copyright infringement. As long as the video is uploaded privately, you are free to use any song you’d like.
Let’s discuss a few common questions I get asked about adding songs to GoPro videos.
Can you add music to GoPro videos?
You can easily add music to your GoPro videos using the GoPro Quik mobile app or any desktop video editing software. With GoPro Quik, you can access GoPro’s database of music. If you are making the video with another video editor, you can import your song and add it to the video’s timeline.
Is GoPro music copyright free?
GoPro Quik offers a limited number of royalty-free music tracks. However, paying for a GoPro Quik subscription unlocks 18 total royalty-free music tracks that are completely copyright-free.
Is GoPro HERO9 good for music videos?
GoPro cameras are very capable of filming music videos. However, since GoPro’s have a fixed lens, you have to do a lot of creative editing during post-production to make a stellar music video. Therefore, using a proper camera with a zoom function is better for creating music videos.
I hope you enjoyed my guide on good songs for GoPro videos. Including music in your GoPro videos adds an element of emotion, engagement, and energy. For this reason, I always spend a lot of time finding the perfect song to go with my GoPro videos.
But now I’d love to hear from you. Were you able to find the perfect song for your next GoPro video? Which platform did you find your GoPro music on?
Either way, let me know by dropping a quick comment down below.