Though there are no set rules when it comes to picking a genre of music for your videos, there are some genres that do make sense in certain contexts. Here we take a look at some common video types and share some recommendations on what kind of music you could use.

Vlogs are a very personal style of video. A vlogger is sharing their unique life and personality, and therefore it’s important that the music they chose reflects who they are as an individual. That being said, there is one big popular choice for vloggers.

Big names such as Casey Neistat have long been using lofi hip hop and chillhop as their go to genre when it comes to backing music. It’s a popular choice for many. It’s laid back, feel good, and tends to be quite minimal so it doesn’t distract from dialogue. It’s kind of perfect.

When it comes to sports videos, there’s one word to keep in mind: EPIC. Sports videos are all about drama, and a dramatic song can take that to the next level.

You could go with an epic orchestral piece (think similar to Lux Aeterna from Requiem For A Dream) or a high energy EDM track. Alternatively you could go with a motivational hip hop track, or dramatic rock tune – the choice is yours.