Creating your next project as an artist can be an expensive game, even more so if you’re independent and your budget is coming out of your own pocket, so if you could find instrumentals that you can at the very least test out for free, it can make all the difference to how the overall project turns out.
Where can I find good beats for free?
There are many websites that you can use to find good beats for free, but going through all of them would be a headache that most striving artists don’t want, below I have compiled the top 15 sites that will help you find great beats fast!
YouTube is obviously the ultimate powerhouse, finding free beats on YouTube is of course unbelievably easy, simply search whatever kind of vibe your feeling whether that be chill or aggressive, or you’ve probably heard of the phenomenon in this industry called “type beats” where producers will make beats in the style of popular artists, so if you anyone in particular in mind starting out here is a good shout.
Anno Domini Nation is considered one of the most revolutionary beat selling websites of all time, as they are responsible for much of the format that most music producers use today to sell beats online, made up of a team of 10 producers you can find thousands of beats for free download here that span across multiple genres.
Known as one the first beat selling websites to ever exist, SoundClick as a platform has been responsible for creating the careers of thousands of Producers from around the world, once again much like Anno Domini Nation this website falls into the category of being a marketplace, meaning that the sheer amount of beats on their available for free download is within the millions giving you the opportunity to connect with an insanely large amount of music producers.
TrakTrain is an exclusive invite-only platform, not for artists to buy beats but for music producers to sell beats, each music producer is personally vetted by the TrakTrain team so you can guarantee that each merchant on the site provides the utmost quality, you can download thousands of free beats from their free beats category.
Considered one of the biggest underdogs of the Tbeat selling marketplace world. Beat Brokerz has been around for a number of years and is home to thousands of Music Producers selling beats and thousands of Artists looking for beats if you’re not 100% on the type of genre you want to download you can easily spend hours scrolling through the website to find just the right beat for you.
Previously known as MyFlashStore, Airbit is one of the top players in the beat selling marketplace business, just like SoundClick, Beat Brokers, and others on this list, the possibility of finding free beats here that you love is virtually never-ending, as one of the most popular platforms in the industry millions of producers from around the world use their service and millions of artists flood to Airbit on a monthly basis too copp the latest releases, so if you need beats on the regular websites like this are a very reliable place to source them from.
Perhaps probably the most well-known on this list is, of course, Beat Stars, I could almost just copy and paste my remarks on Airbit for Beat Stars as the two are pretty well-matched into terms of functionality and availability of free beat downloads, if you have hours spare BeatStars is, without doubt, another one of those websites where you can find yourself just mindlessly listening to beat after beat.
Reverb Nation has no doubt fallen out of favour with a lot of its users over the past number of years but in my opinion, the platform is still a great hunting ground for free beats, not only that but you can also promote your upcoming shows.
Known as the best resource for distributing free mixtapes, DatPiff is actually littered with free beats that you can download for free, all you have to do is search Beats and you’ll be presented with plenty of options to choose from, however, policies will change project to project which will determine how you can use the beats, so be sure to look through the beats and understand what you can and can’t do, if you’re unsure try getting in touch with the producer.
Sondxr hasn’t been in the beat selling game long, but he is one of the most talented UK producers we’ve come into contact with, downloading a free beat from Sondxr is easy simply go to his beat store, hit the down arrow, enter your email address to have it delivered straight to your inbox, 5 am sounds makes a mix of different genre’s, but his stand out productions are definitely “Dark Trap
Utility Beats is an excellent producer with a mountain load of beats available on his site, it’s hard to pinpoint the exact genre he produces, but he defiantly dips between a handful that I think any could find a fit for in their upcoming projects, to download 5 free beats, simply hit the green button on his home page and enter your email address to have the beats sent straight to your inbox.
FreeBeats.io is huge platform with hundreds of royalty-free beats that you can use for commercial purposes, they specialise in Hip Hop, Rap and Trap Beats, all you have to do is sign up to their members area in order to be given access to their catalogue.
Free Music Archive features a range of free hip hop beats in its large archive that you can use for any means necessary.
You can monetize your videos on YouTube, release an album full of tracks and profit from streaming, and it’s all 100% royalty-free.
I’ve been a huge fan of Legion Beats for a LONG time, they are one of the industry’s most well-known production teams and provide a whole lot more than just beats to artists, to download 5 free beats all you have to do is go to their home page and scroll to their free beats section.