Music enhances the quality of any video or stream regardless of the type of content being produced.
All the big YouTube channels and Twitch streamers utilize this tool to make their content more watchable for their respective audiences.
Most quality music isn’t free and comes at a cost, be it in the form of hiring composers or purchasing the songs.
StreamBeats by Harris Heller on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon
Harris Heller is a YouTuber and Twitch streamer—he runs a channel on YouTube called Senpai Gaming. He focuses on educating small streamers and YouTubers on the nitty-gritty details that they would need to become successful.
Heller understood the problem of copyright claims and strikes and decided to take it upon himself to help other streamers and YouTubers.
With a strong background in music, Heller wrote some songs and put them up on Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Music.
The point was to provide copyright-free music that content creators could incorporate into their videos without worrying about takedowns or demonetization.
The songs are classified into different playlists based on genre. Here are some StreamBeats playlists (Spotify) that I use frequently:
In February 2021, Heller‘s project under his record label (Senpai Records) released their first rock album dubbed Demon with the artist credited as StreamBeats Originals.
How to Download StreamBeats
If you need offline copies of any StreamBeats songs, Heller has made them available on StreamBeats in various audio formats.
To download the songs you need to take a few simple steps:
- Go to StreamBeats.
- Click DOWNLOAD TRACKS.
- You’ll be redirected into a Google Drive folder.
- From the folder, select the music genre you want to download e.g. Rock, House, Hip Hop, etc.
- Once you open the genre folder you’ll see more subfolders. These are albums in that genre.
- Download the entire album of choice by downloading an entire subfolder with the album name.
- Alternatively, you can open each album and download the available songs as single audio files.
It’s amazing how much quality music will be at your disposal once you access the StreamBeats download folder. You can download as much as you want and use them on your videos for free.
Is StreamBeats Really Copyright-Free?
Considering the quality and quantity of the music provided by StreamBeats Originals and Harris Heller—it seems too good to be true.
However, I’ve personally used the music on my YouTube channel and I can confirm that the songs are 100 percent free to use.
Remember that the music is streamable on Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Music. Heller benefits when streamers and content creators play his music in the background. So it’s a win-win for both parties.
Heller and his record label get played a lot more and can generate some income from the streams.
On the other hand, content creators get awesome music to improve the quality of their content and hence are more likely to retain their audience.
Concerns About StreamBeats
I’m not too familiar with how DMCA takedowns work but I’ve heard of it happening to big and small YouTubers alike.
With this in mind, my concern with StreamBeats is that Senpai Records may change its mind in the future.
One can only imagine what would happen to the thousands of content creators who are quickly taking up StreamBeats music for their videos.
This turn of events would be highly unlikely but one has to think about it—the music sounds too good to be free to use.
On the contrary, Harris Heller is an honorable man and can be 100 percent trusted.
UPDATE: As of 2023, Senpai Records started providing a synchronization and master use license for anyone who downloads their music. So no need to worry about unexpected takedowns in future.Ignore the above DMCA concerns
Quality Music Without Copyright Issues
The StreamBeats project is an awesome tool at the disposal of content creators worldwide.
Only a handful of people have the goodwill to help others grow in the manner that Harris Heller has done.
In addition, his videos are top-notch with great advice and tips for anyone attempting to venture into the treacherous world of content creation.
Drawing inspiration from Heller, I’m also thinking of starting a similar project.
Feel free to follow the links marked within the article to access the no-copyright songs for download or streaming on Spotify.