If you’re like me, then you are amazed by the growth of Udemy as an online education marketplace. It’s amazing to know that you can teach something you already know and make some real money collecting commissions from Udemy when students enroll in your class.
When creating your course, one of the many things to consider is the use of music and sound. If you’re a musician, you might have plenty of royalty-free music that you can use for your course and course promo. If you don’t have any royalty-free music and want to use music for your courses, then what do you do? The last thing you want to do is risk getting in trouble for using someone else’s intellectual property. For these reasons, here are 3 ways to get music for your Udemy course.
3) Royalty-free Music Sites: The first method is to go on Google and search for “royalty free music”. You may get lucky and find exactly what you are looking for. The downside of this approach is that you will probably have to pay a membership or fee to access the music and use it for your courses.
2) YouTube Audio Library: YouTube now has a feature where it provides users with royalty-free music to use on their projects. They probably included this feature to help lower the instances of copyright infringement within the videos on their site. A simple search for “YouTube royalty-free music” will get you a long list of music to preview and download at your leisure (but you need a YouTube channel to access it). This method is better than the previously mentioned method because there is no hassle with finding out what is free and what is not free: everything at the YouTube Audio Library is up for grabs.
1) Use GarageBand: If you have access to any Apple device, then you have the ability to get GarageBand. In my opinion, this is the best method for obtaining music for your courses. Unlike the other methods, you can easily customize your own music using Apple Loops and some simple editing tools. The possibilities are endless when you are able to take the loops and tweak them to your liking. Unlike the other options, you are not downloading a full composition that can only be edited so much before it becomes useless. With GarageBand, you have access to hundreds, maybe thousands of customizable loops that you can mix and match to your liking. I’ve used GarageBand in all of my Udemy courses to date. Here is an example of a promo I made using Garageband: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjMwpcTznns
In the promo, all of the music was made with GarageBand. Even though I know how to play different instruments, I did not need to use a single instrument to make the backing track for my promo. I also recorded the vocal portion of the promo with GarageBand.