Snapmuse, Thematic or Musicbed: Which one is better?

Music is the heart and soul of every video! From gaming streams to social media posts, adding music elevates any video. That is why professional content creators invest in royalty free music libraries where they can find high quality, unique tracks for their content. Luckily, there are many rmusic providers online but choosing the best one for your needs can be a bit tricky. That is why we created a detailed guide that compares three of the top non copyrighted music libraries: Snapmuse, Thematic and Musicbed. Keep reading to find out which one is better for you.

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Royalty free music: Which one offers more?

Snapmuse and Thematic music offer royalty free music to their subscribers while you cannot find royalty free tracks on Musicbed.

If you need a large library to choose from, Snapmuse is the better alternative with 11,000 tracks.

User Experience: Which one is better?

Both Snapmuse and Musicbed have responsive, well-designed and easy-to-use webpages while Thematic’s page needs some improvements.

Monetization Options

All three libraries offer monetization. If you want to make money through the content you created, you can choose either one.

Sound Effects

If you create dramatic content, you must need high quality sound effects to make your videos more believable. Unfortunately, neither Thematic nor Musicbed have sound effects in their libraries but Snapmuse will be releasing its SoundFX library very soon, so stay tuned!


Only Snapmuse offers a wide range of remix tracks.


Snapmuse shares stem files of the tracks upon request. Thematic and Musicbed do not share stems.

Search Options: Which one is more advanced?

Having a large library is a plus for online music providers but finding the right track in such a comprehensive library can be challenging. That is why offering advanced search options is a must. That is why Snapmuse and Musicbed have “Find Similar” feature and track searching service. In addition, Snapmuse also offers video theme search feature as well.

Video Editing Tool

If you use royalty free tracks on your videos, having a good video editing tool in your arsenal is very important. That is why Snapmuse is going to incorporate an easy-to-use video editing tool into its website very soon.

Thematic and Musicbed do not have such a feature.

Single Track License

You might need the license for only one track. In that case, purchasing a subscription is very wasteful. Fortunately, both Snapmuse and Musicbed offers single track license which allows you to purchase only one track instead of monthly or yearly subscription.

Social Media Ready Tracks

Varying between 10 to 30 seconds, social media ready tracks have much shorter durations. As a result, it is much easier to incorporate these tracks into social media posts without going through extra steps like cutting or editing.

You can find such tracks only on Snapmuse.

In-house Music Production

Among these three providers, only Snapmuse has in-house music production which allows them to create unique tracks upon request.


Snapmuse offers monthly subscription while Musicbed offers yearly subscription. Thematic, on the other hand, does not have any subscription options as all tracks on their website are free.

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