Are you looking for free music for guided meditations? Do you want to release a monetized guided meditation but you don't have the budget to purchase a license for the background music? Read more to learn how to use four of our tracks completely for free.
Soothing Relaxation is a company that exclusively releases music composed by the Norwegian composer Peder B. Helland. Our music is enjoyed millions of times every week by people around the world on our YouTube, Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Music pages.
Although our music was originally composed with the intention of being listened to by its own, we regularly receive licensing requests from people around the world to use our music in various projects.
That's why we decided to start an easy-to-use licensing portal with pre-made license agreements for several types of projects, including guided meditations.
We want our music to be used in as many creative projects around the world as possible. However, we know that everyone does not have the option to pay for a background music license for their guided meditations and projects.
Introducing free music for guided meditations
The obvious solution to this problem is to release several tracks that can be used for free in commercial projects. So that's what we did.
The style of these tracks are quite different so we recommend listening below to find the one you like the most. Or why not download all four of them and decide later? The choice is yours.
We'll quickly answer some frequently asked questions about our licenses towards the end of this article, but you can also find more information on the download pages.
Track #1 - Blue
The first of our tracks is called "Blue". This is a very soft and soothing ambient track that lasts for around 30 minutes. If you need it to be longer, it should be quite easy to loop it as well.
You can license this track for free here: Blue - License
Track #2 - I'll Stay
Do you prefer a background track featuring calm piano music instead? Well, maybe our track I'll Stay can fit your project. This track is shorter than "Blue", but if you want to be longer you can probably loop it without it being very noticeable.
You can license this track for free here: I'll Stay - License
Track #3 - Planet Earth
Planet Earth is a track from the album Flying by Peder B. Helland. This track is perfect if you want to create an ambient and meditative atmosphere.
While you listen, you will most likely notice the many details and sounds that we have included throughout the track (but especially in the beginning). If you don't like some of the sounds, you are welcome to trim the track to your liking.
You can license this track for free here: Planet Earth - License
Track #4 - Quiet Road
We wanted to include a free harp track in the selection as well because who doesn't like the sound of a beautiful harp? This track is called Quiet Road and it's taken from the album Purple Flowers by Peder B. Helland.
You can license this track for free here: Quiet Road - License
Frequently asked questions
We understand the value of having clear and easy-to-understand license terms. Let's go over some common questions together.
What is your definition of a 'guided meditation'?
We use a broad definition of a guided meditation in our licenses.
A guided meditation is defined to be an audio recording designed for meditation, self-help or relaxation, with an added spoken voice-over.
Do I have to credit Soothing Relaxation for using the music in my guided meditation?
Yes, we do require that credits are provided if you decide to use our music in your guided meditation. You can customize the exact wording to fit your desired project (as long as you mention the track title and Peder B. Helland), but we generally recommend something similar to the text below.
Music ('Planet Earth') by Peder B. Helland, licensed from https://soothingrelaxation.com
Where can I see the legal document for the guided meditation license?
You can read the license agreement by clicking on this link: Music License for Guided Meditations
Whenever you purchase or download one of our licenses in the webstore, you receive a personalized PDF document that includes the information given on the link above.
Can I monetize the guided meditation on YouTube?
Yes, you can. Please note that we have registered all of our music with YouTube's Content ID system in order to prevent abuse or theft of our copyrighted works.
This means that you might receive an automatic copyright claim on your guided meditation from us, but fear not. This claim can be easily be resolved via our Copyright claims page.
Can the guided meditation contain parts without any voice-over?
The guided meditation can contain parts without any voice-over, as long as the there is a voice-over for at least 1/2 of the total duration. For example: a 30 minutes long guided meditation can contain a total of 15 minutes without a voice-over.
Can I sell my guided meditation?
Yes, you can.
Can I share my guided meditation on my website and social media profiles?
Yes, you can.
Can I offer the guided meditation for free download?
Yes, you can.
Can I include nature sounds in the background of my guided meditation?
Yes, you can as long as you have the rights to use the nature sounds.
Can I license or add my guided meditation to a third-party service?
Yes, you can. Make sure the third-party service still includes credits to us for the music, though.
Do you impose any limits on how popular my guided meditation can become without paying?
No, of course not. We are happy if your guided meditation gets millions of listeners and we will never ask for any payment in return. The fact that you're sharing our music with the world is more than enough for us, but please don't forget to credit us for the music. Thank you so much!
Are subliminal recordings allowed?
Creating subliminal recordings is not allowed with any of our licenses.
Where can I find more questions and answers about this license?
You can find more questions and answers in our Help Center.
What if I experience any problems with my downloads in the future? Do you offer customer support?
We are always happy to hear from you if something is wrong or if you experience any problems with any of our products. You can send us an email and we will come back to you as soon as possible.