Background Music Resource Pack (1.0 Only!)

This is a sound pack (similar to the music as in Minecraft for PC) which is going to be a part of the actual game in one of the next game updates. Mojang recently confirmed it in one of their blog entries. You can read it here.

Found by: andrebrasil
Updated: 3 December, 2016 (supports 1.0, added music for the End (boss battle and music for the final credits))

How does it work?

Once you’ve installed the pack you will be able to enjoy background music similar to the music in Minecraft for PC. There is custom music for creative mode, survival mode and the Nether. It only works for 1.0 alpha (Android only) currently.

Please watch the video down below to see how this works in-game! (I’m sorry about the sound quality. But hopefully you’ll get an idea of what it’s like!)


Important Copyright Notice: The sound files are owned by Minecraft. If Mojang want this resource pack removed then please contact us here (preferably via Twitter). We decided to share it because it’s most likely going to be a free feature anyways similar as for PC.

Requires: Version 1.0 Alpha (Sign up for the beta here!)

  1. Download Resource .McPack
  2. Close Minecraft PE
  3. Use ES File Explorer to access /games/com.mojang/resource_packs
    1. Find the resource pack folder
    2. Rename it to the following name: vanilla_music
  4. The sounds will start playing the next time you open Minecraft PE

Click here to download a .ZIP file.

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99 Responses

4.17 / 5 (6 votes)
  1. LegoLoco7 says:


  2. cree 55 says:

    It works well if only you could also add music disc tunes

  3. Snowy says:

    is it work on cracked mcpe?

  4. Darkboy_ says:

    I can use on 1.6.1?

  5. Mak The Munecraftian says:

    Does it really works ??

  6. Dragon_Aji says:

    Hay how abot make for for now im request

  7. Did Die Die Die says:

    I want Ebola AIDS and Cancer and the die 🙂 🙂 🙂 😉 😉 😉 👄👄👄🍆🍆🍆🍆💧💧💧?¢€£∆§2

  8. Random guy says:

    It works in 1.2.X with custom music.
    But for some reason it only plays all the custom music if I download the music from the store.

  9. OPOLO says:

    That actually toke forever but I waited

  10. Red scout gamer says:

    Does this add-on work for version 1.2+ because I want a background music because its so sad in minecraft without background music please it will support for any version for minecraft?

  11. Danny says:

    Why Would You Need ES File Explorer?

  12. IRFAN says:

    How To Remove The Sound…

  13. Yuri says:

    I like music

  14. Ironash says:

    OH GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1.0.2 has released!

  15. Cayennemia101505201 says:


  16. _Zane_xX_MCD says:


  17. Buzz kill says:

    You don’t need this anymore. You can get music from the (MCPE) store for free

  18. Oskar says:

    1.0 Was released yesterday

  19. TacosYum says:

    Does not work says

    Provided ‘/header/pack_id’ element is not a valid UUID.

  20. XgeonicX says:

    It dosent work from me is it android only?!

  21. MCPE says:

    Hello! 1.0 Full release has the music now! In the bottom in the store menu!

  22. Enderman PE Official says:

    The mediafire link is glitchy, I couldnt download it now because it doesnt instantly download the .mcpack like it used before now it redirect you to the mediafure which is worst for me bc whenever i tried to download the file it will just redurect you to the same page

  23. A random stranger says:

    Does this works for iOS 0.16.2?

  24. jencar says:

    I have this error
    the elemen ‘/header/pack_id’ is not a valid UUID

  25. WinyBread says:

    Best add-on ever

  26. Azan says:


    I’m having this issue when I install the .mcpack or .zip it installs but size is 42.2KB. I installed it multiple times and it wouldn’t install the right file size. Please help me fix this.


  27. NFCorp2016 says:

    Fix the Credits or remove this. It is inappropriate! What about the young people who play MCPE??

  28. John says:

    How many Mb is the extracted file ?

  29. Naf_Minecraft_gamerz 2002 says:

    If somebody cant download it, dont worry, if you have Google Drive installed in your device, youre good to go.

  30. CamTheWoodenChest says:

    How come when you go to the portal when you defeat the ender dragon it talks about weed? Seems confusing. :/

  31. Hi says:

    The End Poem is very inappropriate and music does not sound.

  32. Alfredo AV Gaming says:

    So í extract it first then rename it or….?

  33. Marvin says:

    Is the quality of the sound of the updated version of this is more good? Because the download of this is working fine but I think when you are in game it take up to 5-10 minutes to automatically activate the background sound … PLEASE REPLY…

  34. Ikbenmika says:

    There is a part of the text where it says: this is not based on any actual evidence but mojang posted an article witch confirms there is gonna be music: http: // (scroll down for changelog). But awsome pack anyways!

  35. Ed24 says:

    Finally…. i will try it on my mcpe

  36. DEANSOLDIER says:

    Editor pls how to download 1.0 pls help me

  37. torchwhisperer says:

    The music files work perfectly as is and following Alex’s suggestion.

    However, I couldn’t find a way to implement custom audio. If anyone can work that out, it would be a game changer!

    Here is what I tried. Deleting the menu audio files. Renaming personal .wav files to original in game audio files. Didn’t work. I then converted the .wav files to .ogg using MediaConverter app. Renamed as menu1.ogg, menu2.ogg etc in music > menu folder. Didn’t work. My converted files DO play using a .ogg player but for some reason MCPE will not recognize them when renamed.

  38. torchwhisperer says:

    @Alex – Thanks! So obvious in retrospect. It’s working on the title screen right away.

    @TheGoldenMiner – The music itself is by C418 (you can check out his Band camp page for more amazing free streaming music).
    I agree though, thanks to the fellow who discovered this.

  39. TheGoldenMiner says:

    I Can’t Believe Myself This Music Is Beautiful Who Created This Addon Thanks To Him To This Beautiful Music

  40. James239 says:

    Why my sound background not work what mean restarts mcpe how to restart

  41. Naf_Minecraft_gamerz 2002 says:

    I cant download it, even with the secondary link (Mediafire). I dont know why…… I have download this pack from another link last time but I forgot whats the link. Pls editor, fix it, ‘cuz I deleted the file from my storage last time.

  42. LexBlack214 says:

    Yea it deffinatly doesn’t work with the update. I think Mojang probably blocked it or changed it to where it reads a different UUID for music. I would check into the game files (witch I currently can’t do) and see what UUID it tryes to detect for the music files, ir if it even tryes to detect them at all.

    • Alex says:

      I just said that it works and it’s up to your comment. I also mentioned the fix. No need to look in game config as I already did this and we can’t do anything.

    • Samueltees says:

      Uuid is nothing to do with the music, it stands for “Universally unique identifier” and its only there so the game dosent mix it up with the vanilla textures!

  43. Alex says:

    I got it working!!! Here is the fix: download .mcpack file, rename it to .zip, extract in /games/resource_packs, open MCPE and enjoy 😉 It looks like the zip or mcpack extensions are ignored.

  44. JacobTDC says:

    This pack doesn’t work because the files are in a folder in the pack, when they should be directly in the pack. If you need me to elaborate, e-mail me.

  45. TerrarianFury says:

    There is already downloadable music for the game ingame

    • JamonTheMlg says:

      no there isnt

      • TrueTGyt says:

        @JasonTheMlg There is! It doesn’t work on some devices like under 6.0.1 in phone… But in tablets, all software versions worked perfectly… It’s a glitch that also has Festive Mashup Pack… Sadly in beta, glitch does not work… If you got music on, then you are in luck! still works!!! (No Clickbait)

      • joshgamer says:

        Yes in the store
        For free

  46. Jonathan Wibowo says:

    Pls add music for the end

  47. torchwhisperer says:

    It’s not working for me. I clicked the mcpack file and got the message that it uploaded to mcpe successfully, but no music plays. I checked for file location after opening the mc.pack. It was copied in com.mojang/resource_pack folder. It was named “resourcepac”. I tried changing the folder name to resource_packs but still no music. I don’t see a resource pack correlated with this add-on in global or world settings of my mcpe.
    The only other thing I know of to try is to rewrite the pack manifest uuid’s and change the manifest name.

    Am I missing a step?


  48. Cosmin 36 says:

    Doesnt work but i find another link: . Hope i helped you.

  49. Dakota says:

    Will it still work on iOS

  50. Sks says:

    Ok,it’s cool enough,.

  51. Stive says:

    Fun fact: a .mcpack is really a .zip file!

  52. IndoGamer23 says:

    This is Awesome

  53. Tom says:

    It is not working for me

  54. Beacarl223pogi says:

    I wanna listen to this now (HURRY UP DEVS. UPDATE MCPE IOS NOW!!!)

  55. DiamondRocker22 says:

    The link still won’t work!

  56. Tom says:

    The link is broken 😕

  57. Ben says:

    Music from Nether is creepy

  58. ChaoticFlame says:

    Man I can’t wait for 1.0 (17.0) for iOS to get this music.

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