15 Best Free Beats Websites To Download Instrumentals

November 2, 2016 by Anno Domini | no comment

Music can often be an expensive craft and especially when you’re an independent rapper or singer, finding beats that you can use for free are worth their digital weight in gold. Releasing free songs, mixtapes and albums is one of the most effective forms of marketing for musicians and fortunately many producers allow their beats to be used for non-commercial purposes without paying for a license. I’m about to let you in on the secret of how you can download thousands of beats right now from some of the best free beats websites online. However, please remember that beats you download for free may only be used by you if the producer or website have stated that it is okay to do so. When in doubt, send the producer a quick friendly email asking for permission to use their beats. It’s also worth noting that most instrumentals that are up on the net for free download will contain vocal tags and be in low quality mp3 format. So if you’re really looking to put out high quality music or want to release a song commercially – that is make money from it – I would highly recommend purchasing a license first.

1. YouTube

Many artists don’t realise how much of a hub for music YouTube has become. If you run a quick search for “hip hop beats” you will come up with millions of results! While there is no option to directly download beats from YouTube at the moment, as long as the producer whose beat you want to download has stated on his channel or his video that you may use his work free for non-profit use, just find yourself a YouTube to mp3 converter application to turn any video into an audio file, ready for recording. You can start your search with the Anno Domini YouTube channel.
Number of free beats: Very High
Registration required: No

SoundCloud

SoundCloud has rapidly become the largest pure artist community on the net. It is attracting more and more producers and beatmakers every day, and running a search for “Hip Hop Beats” or “Free Beats” for example will reveal endless amounts of beat uploads, playlists and groups you can browse and download from. If a song is available for download on SoundCloud, a “Download” button will appear underneath the songplayer, behind the Share button.
Number of free beats: Very High
Registration required: Yes (Free)

3. SoundClick

While SoundClick is well past its heyday, there are still a ton of registered users and uploaded beats on the site that you can access, with new material uploaded daily. At the time of writing this there are 5 million songs up on the site, of which I would guess a large chunk are beats. You can start your search by visiting the “Beats/Instrumentals” chart from the homepage or browse one of the sub-genres if you’re after something more specific. To download a beat on Soundclick just click the icon of the arrow pointing downwards in the popup player or on the producers profiles next to the beat descriptions. Note that some beats are only available to download for $0.99 or $1.99.
Number of free beats: Very High
Registration required: No

4. Datpiff

Though Datpiff is primarily considered a website for rappers to upload their mixtapes, there is actually a huge volume of beat tapes on the site too. Just search for “beats” or “instrumentals”. Note that unless a mixtape has been sponsored for free downloading by the producer, you will need to be logged in to the site to download.
Number of free beats: High
Registration required: Yes (Free)

5. Beat Stars

Beat Stars is a website geared specifically to providing beats. You won’t have to search long to find instrumentals of any imaginable genre. If you click on the “Free Beats” link in the menu on the homepage you will find everything that can be downloaded and used for non-profit use. Note that you have to click on the “Buy Now” link but then select the “Background Music” free option in order to download a beat. One you have processed your transaction you will find your free beat ready to download in the Artist Central section of your account.
Number of free beats: High
Registration required: Yes (Free)

6. Soundlyt

SoundLyt is a relatively new site but already has several tens of thousands of beats uploaded. Demo versions of many of these can be downloaded from within the popup player or the producers’ profile pages. You can find the top charts and the latest uploads on the homepage to start your beat browsing!
Number of free beats: High
Registration required: Yes (Free)

7. Anno Domini Nation

Anno Domini Nation features several thousand beats by a multi-platinum production team, all of which can be downloaded after signing up for a free account. There are both tagged and tag-free (for premium users only) downloads available and all beats may be used for non-profit purposes without buying a license. You can upgrade to a paid license for commercial use and in order to receive high quality song files at any time.
Number of free beats: High
Registration required: Yes (Free)

8. Shadowville

Like Anno Domini Nation, Shadowville features a few thousand beats by a select group of producers. As long as you are logged into the site and agree to the free beat policy before downloading, you can get your hands on many great instrumentals here.
Number of free beats: High
Registration required: Yes (Free)

9. MyFlashstore

MyFlashstore.net recently opened a public beat marketplace where you can sort all of the producers’ beats by a “FREE Tagged Beats” option. Annoyingly you have to share a beat on Facebook or Twitter before being able to download it, but with around 2000 free beats currently on offer it is worth the hassle for a real gem.
Number of free beats: High
Registration required: No

10. Beat Brokerz

Downloading free beats on Beat Brokerz is a piece of cake – just head on over to their homepage and look out for the “Free Download” buttons next to the beat descriptions. You can sort through the thousands of beats by genre or producer if you’ve already made out a favourite.
Number of free beats: High
Registration required: No

11. Rock It Productions

Rock It Productions have been around for a long while and you can download lo-fi versions of hundreds of their great beats for free.
Number of free beats: Medium
Registration required: Yes (Free)

12. Open Minds Entertainment

Again, Open Minds Entertainment is operated by a select group of high-quality producers. There are many beats you can download for free, all you have to do is click on “Add To Cart” for a beat that interests you, and select the “Free Beat” option at the bottom. You will need to be logged in to download.
Number of free beats: Medium
Registration required: Yes (Free)

13. Reverb Nation

Although Reverb Nation has fallen out of favour with a lot of musicians in recent years, running a song title search for “Free Beats” reveals hundreds of beats that you can access instantly without an account, though the quality can vary greatly.
Number of free beats: Medium
Registration required: No

14. Beats1

Beats1 is an up and coming beat website that recently underwent an overhaul to its website and features. If you head to their Free Beats section, best accessed directly through the link above, you will find several hundred beats waiting to be downloaded.
Number of free beats: Medium
Registration required: No

15. International Beat Websites

If you’re willing to bridge the language gap (hey, Google Translate helps) there are a lot of great foreign websites with thousands of free beats to download. The pick of the bunch are Rappers.in (German: kostenlose beats downloaden) and Virtual Beat (French: telecharger instrumentales beat).

I hope this list was useful to you! Please remember to download free beats responsibly and if you’re really serious about your music career purchase legal licenses so that you can commercially release your music. You may also be interested in having producers create exclusive custom beats for you, as free beats are available to millions of people and you will just end up with the exact same sound as everybody else.

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