According to Zendesk, “the average person will spend 43 days of his or her life waiting on hold.” That is a long time to be stuck listening to sub par elevator music. Now, why would you do that to your valued customers? If you want to give your clients a more pleasant experience, try using these free tunes on your VoIP phone system with music on hold:

Four, as in X – Our Top Pick

Winner of the Zendesk Hold Music Contest of 2015, this upbeat single includes a well crafted mix of wind, brass, and string instruments. It’s easy on the ears, even if those ears have to listen to it for a bit too long. Though it’s been around for a while, we still think this tune takes the cake.

Price: Free

File type: MP3

Free Stock Music

The Music On Hold tag archives has a few easy going tunes to choose from. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t browse other categories and tag groups. This site has a pretty good selection, even if it hasn’t been dubbed “hold music.”

Price: Free with account

File types: MP3, WAV, AIFF

MusOpen Music Discovery Tool

A convenient tool which allows you to search and filter by length, instrument, rating, and other features. This is the largest database we’ve found by far, with many great options to choose from. Just be sure to check to licensing requirements before you decide. Some songs require author credit to use or edit them for free.

Price: 5 free songs per month with Lite account

File type: MP3

Free Music Archive

This hold music album was put together by Lee Rosevere, a Canadian musician who found inspiration after a radio personality said that his song “reminded her of music that you would hear if you were on hold.” Way to not let them hold you back, Lee!

Price: Free

File types: MP3

Amazon Music

Yes, that’s right. This popular online retailer also offers… wait for it… hold music! Do you see what we did there? Overall, these songs get a 3 out of 5 on the quality scale, but there are definitely some winners hidden in there.

If you really want to get creative, you can buy the entire album and switch it up every now and then.

Price: $0.89 each or $9.99 for the whole album ($7.99 if you’re a Prime member)

File type: MP3

How to Change Your Music on Hold

If you use VoiceSpring’s managed business phone systems, swapping out your hold music is as easy as it’ll ever be. Since we manage your PBX for you, all you have to do is send our Support team the file you want to upload to your business phone system.