Need the perfect music for your video project? We've put together a list of ten great sites for finding royalty free music to your internet videos.
Locating free, legal music to your internet videos can be challenging. As an internet movie creator you would like the ideal soundtrack to your own video productions, but you need to be sure you don't break any copyright laws. After all, there's nothing more annoying then working on a movie only to get YouTube down it because of a music copyright violation. Luckily there are a number of wonderful sources online at which you are able to get the ideal music for the movie project. We have compiled a list of ten great sites for finding royalty free music for your online videos.
Incompetech is one of my go-to places for great royalty free music. The website was created by composer Kevin MacLeod and has lots of music, categorized by genre and texture. From the website's FAQ you will realize that the music on the site is free to use for your video soundtrack. Kevin only asks that you place a charge inside the video. My favourite music with this particular website are the tracks from the Silent Film Score section, but you'll find all kinds of terrific stuff from horror soundtracks into polka, rock, pop and all things in between.
Dan-O is a composer that provides his original music for free download in DanoSongs.com. It's possible to use his songs for free in your endeavor provided you connect to his website or charge him in your movie.
In MobyGratis.com, Moby provides tons of his music for free download and use. The music is free to use, provided your film is non-commercial or non-profit.
FreeSoundtrackMusic.com provides just what it advertises -- royalty-free tracks for use in films, YouTube movies, games or other multimedia productions. Some of the songs on the website does cost cash. But a great deal of it's tagged as "FREE" and can be readily downloaded and added to a video from this source production.
The site lets you listen to music, sample audio, create mashups and more. Just keep in mind some creative commons licenses will require that you provide credit to the source within your movie.
Partners In Rhyme has all kinds of excellent stuff, from free audio loops to noise effects, midi files and more. Some of the most popular free music Partners In Rhyme costs money, but they've got a selection of free audio loops and full length monitors for free download also.
PacDV provides free music and sound effects. The monitors will be free to use in your video, film, audio and multimedia projects. All they ask is that if you use their paths you connect back to their own website or record them in your credits.
When articles falls into the public domain it means that there are no more any intellectual property rights attached to them, possibly because the rights have expired or been sacrificed. Public domain music, movie and other articles can be utilised at all, such as on your online videos. Public Domain 4U is a good site for finding public domain downloads. A great deal of the music is outdated (music in the early 1900s is currently in the public domain if copyright was never revived), but there's also more contemporary music that is free with artist permission.
Musopen is just another free site that, such as Public Domain 4U, gives music that has the copyright died. On the website's about page they state, "We supply recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to people for free, without copyright constraints." At Musopen you can surf music by composer, performer, instrument, form or period. Musopen is great, particularly if you are searching for classical music for your movie.
Finally, Beatpick supplies a wonderful selection of accredited music and if you are using it in a non-commercial or non invasive production it's free. As soon as you've chosen a song which you wish to use, click on "License Song" and select "Non Commercial jobs"
Have you used one of these solutions to find music for your internet videos? If not, what services would you advocate?