Karen Abad

Karen Abad Plus

This thread is full of amazing composers who are offering their services, so please skim through those before going through these sites. After all, this community is about connecting with one another.

But, if you are pressed for time or need them, here are a couple places that you may want to check out that have royalty-free music that you can use:

freemusicarchive.org/ - The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. Check out "10 Tracks to Sync" highlighting instrumental music that works well with video! - bit.ly/bugm0N

ccmixter.org/ - ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.

freesound.org/ - The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs.

audiofarm.org/ - Audiofarm is an audio website for helping people explore, share, and enjoy Creative Commons Audio from around the world.

incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/
At this website Kevin MacLeod offers his royalty free music creations under the Creative Commons License. There are many different types of instrumental music at this site.

pacdv.com/sounds/free-music.html
pacdv offers a few instrumentals for you to use royalty free. They just ask that you mention "Music by pacdv.com/sounds/"; in your credits.

sonnyboo.com/music/music.htm
Offers a few songs that you can use in your productions as long as you credit the songwriter - Peter John Ross.

loganlproductions.com/pmp.html
Offers a few royalty free instrumental songs under the Creative Commons License. Just credit the musicians.

taylorhayward.org/freemusic.htm
Taylor Hayward offers a few piano songs that are copyright free so you are free to use them in any way, commercial or non-commercial.

soundclick.com/business/license_list.cfm
I recommend that you sign up with a free account at soundclick.com to take full advantage of its many differnent music artsists and genres. To find royalty free music at no charge under the Creative Commons License click on the soundclick link above and then change License Type to Creative Commons (Free), select the Genre and click go.

jamendo.com/
This site includes many different genre's of music by many different artists under the Creative Commons License. The difficult part at this site is just downloading one song. When you go to an artist's page and click on an album it wants you to download the whole album. But if you are listening to the album with the jamplayerweb there is an option at the bottom to Export this playlist: M3U. If you pause the music and click on M3U then the songs should open up in your Media Player and you can click the next and previous buttons in your Media Player and also click on File -> Save As... to save the song you are listening to.

derekaudette.ottawaarts.com/music.php
Derek Audette offers his royalty free music under the Creative Commons License. Most of these are instrumental pieces that are either dark, moody, or hard driving.

publicdomain4u.com/
This site contains recordings of songs that were published prior to 1922 and are now in the public domain which means the public is free to copy and use the works in any way.

opsound.org/
This website offers a collection of music from a variety of artists and genres under the Creative Commons License. In the left hand menu click on artists or genres.

openmusicarchive.org/
Open Music Archive offers recordings of songs that are over 50 years old so their copyright has expired in the UK so the recordings have become Public Domain. However, if you are from another country other than the UK then the recordings may not be Public Domain yet. See the FAQ for more information.

archive.org/details/audio
This Audio Archive contains free recordings of many popular bands. These are usually recordings of live performances. The bands that allow their live concerts to be recorded and traded are known as Trade Friendly Bands. For a list of bands that are Trade Friendly and to view their policies see Trade-Friendly Band Information and Furthurnet.org Band List. The FAQ page and the details page make it clear that these recordings can only be used for non-commercial purposes.

freeproductiontracks.com/
Free Production Tracks has a few styles of music that can be downloaded for free and can be used for anything, commercial or personal, without any royalty fees.
Royalty Free Music royaltyfreemusic.com/free-music-resources.html
royaltyfreemusic.com mainly offers royalty free tracks for a price, but they do offer some 30 second music clips, beats and loops that can be used for personal or non-commercial productions. You must credit RoyaltyFreeMusic.com as the source of the music.

internetaudioguy.com/iag/freemusic/freemusic.htm
InernetAudioGuy.com usually sells royalty free audio tracks for a price but they also offer a few instrumental 30 second samples that you can use for free for anything you want.

SoundBible.com soundbible.com - audio / sound production company that specializes is providing quality audio for students, faculty, non profit agencies and projects. We've worked with such fine organizations as the British Columbia Ministry of Finance, Stony Brook University in NY, Our Dynamic Earth, and Tux Paint a popular paint program designed for children.

PDSounds.org pdsounds.org - a site dedicated to the public domain and 100% user powered. PDSounds.org serves up hundreds of unique public domain recordings for your free unrestricted use.

Using Non-Royalty Free Music
If you already found a piece of music from a professional artist that you want to use in your film or other production then go to ascap.com/filmtv/faq.html to find out how to contact the copyright owner (usually the publisher) and acquire the appropriate license.

AudioWonder.com audiowonder.net/ - an exciting new startup located in the Bay Area that Composes and Licenses Premium Music designed specifically to be used for Enterprise, Film, Television, Advertising, Video Games, Mobile, and Online Video production. AudioWonder.com makes it easy for any video producer to incorporate quality music into their project. Each downloadable music pack includes:

Approx. 120+ relaxed audio files (depends on each soundpack)
3 original royalty-free premium tracks
Short, medium, and full length versions of each track
10 variations of each track, for a total of 30 extra takes
Intros, outros, breaks, solo theme, filters and effects, hits, delays...
Each track and variation is delivered in 48Khz / 16bits Wav, Aiff, and MP3 files

The Music Bed musicbed.com - Currently my favorite resource....it has some of the most moving and beautiful music for licensing.

Edit: Make sure you read through some of the amazing comments below by community members who have posted links to other great sites, or even offered their musical talents for your films and videos. Happy creating!

Cineovation.com

Cineovation.com Plus

Check MobyGratis.com ! Most people dont know about it but Moby has released some of his music for our student and independent films! My top two i have been using for the past 3 years is sound project and ccMixter.

Onyx Dragon Productions

Onyx Dragon Productions

Yeah, I found out about what Moby's been doing last spring. Awfully decent of him.

buer

buer

I am a composer for film, if any of you filmmakers want an original soundtrack for free dont hessitate to get in touch! jamespaulbooth@googlemail.com
My latest film is on my vimeo page, Im in the process of uploading more.

Robert Wolf

Robert Wolf

Please feel free to contact me as a film composer and special sound services I could help filmmakers find what they are looking for. wolfymusic@insightbb.com
I also have ready for video instrumentals that I would he happy to accomodate royalty free.

Jon Larson

Jon Larson

I am also a young composer. Though I don't like that word. I do all sorts of music and sound design. I work with Ryan Larson and we are looking to offer our skills to any kind of visual work. We're looking for experience so money is not an issue. Check out my vimeo page vimeo.com/jonsnell . Email me if you're interested: jon@ywn.ca

James Pratley Watson

James Pratley Watson PRO

cool list!

i write songs and love seeing them be put to film. some of my stuff can be found here :)

pratleyproject.com

Opuzz

Opuzz

opuzz.com/ has a HUGE library of royalty free music.

321 CDs or over 22,000 royalty free music tracks from $2.99 per track. Whole library for $999 (sale $699) on Hard Drive.

Great for video and film producers or anyone needing a lot of royalty free music. opuzz.com/

Chris Cardell

Chris Cardell

For royalty-free music try MusicRevolution.com musicrevolution.com , an online marketplace for royalty-free music. The MusicRevolution.com production music library has thousands of tracks of affordable, high-quality royalty-free production music suitable for film, video, TV, radio, website, background music, legal music for YouTube/Vimeo, on hold music and other business music applications. New music is being added every day. We just announced a Free Music Program for organizations in need. musicrevolution.com/free_music/
I am the co-founder.

Deniz Akbulut

Deniz Akbulut

If you need someone to write an orchestral score for your project, I am your man!

Check out my music on my website on denizakbulut.net/.
If you are interested in my music, just contact me via email: me@denizakbulut.net.

And the list is still getting longer and longer!

Bensound

Bensound

Hi,
feel free to add my website where you can download creative commons music for your videos:
Bensound.com

Thanks,
Bensound

Chrizzle

Chrizzle

Soundsnap.com also provides a great selection, downfall is that you get 4 sounds per month... But, if you have a music editing software and can record computer stereo, you can download unlimited amounts with the quality still there.

Ilya Malov

Ilya Malov

Or use a DownloadHelper for Mozilla to download them ;)

AndesEbla

AndesEbla

Wonderful Karen! Very many thanks. A hug from Chile.

davetrax

davetrax

Or if you would like cutting edge music taylored to your projects then please check out djtrax.org Thanks

Sunny Thaper

Sunny Thaper

Awesome list!! P.S. Just used the forum!!!!!!!

MÆTT

MÆTT Plus

newgrounds.com/audio/ is also a great place to find original music and loops. HOWEVER, the entire site has been registered as pornography, so I fear that I endanger people by showing the link.

ORLA

ORLA

THNKS THAT HELPS
MERCI

P. Daniel

P. Daniel

Thanks for the list--gives me more choices!

Paul Barenz

Paul Barenz

Many thanks, just what I was looking for!

Karen Abad

Karen Abad Plus

Special thanks to all our awesome community members who are contributing to this list! Keep those fantastic links coming guys!

Jordan

Jordan

Hiya,
You can use my music (40+ free MP3s, several orchestral, some electronica) if you provide credit, link to my site, and let me know!
jordanbalagot.com
Thanks!

Citybus Productions

Citybus Productions

Hello Everyone.
I recently launched a site that supplies music to be used for films and such. Currently there are a total of 115 songs in different genres on the site. Please check it out and see if there are songs here you want to use for your projects. Thanks...Have a great day and best of luck with all your endeavors!

citybusproductions.com

Mokhtar

Mokhtar

Thanks for sharing :)

Saulo Valley

Saulo Valley

Hi Karen, how yuo doing?

From today I'm writing my own soundtracks.

I am annoyed :( while I am negotiating with the publishers, to get authorizations, the record companies tell the youtube to delete my videos...
The funny one that is managed by the same persons....

Then I do not work any more with record companies. But because I am saying that?

I am going to create my tracks and to place them at the disposal of the users of the VIMEO to use freely:D we do not need any more them!

I worked 25 years for record companies {:-I) now let's do knots themselves!

Also I am going to repeat all the tracks of my videos. be able to believe!

It is that that I was wanting to say. Soon I turn here for postair the link of the musicians.

Obliged to all!

DBXXL BENN

DBXXL BENN

Wow Saulo thats a trip but unfortunately much of the red tape that the record business is these days!!!
Maybe, we can do some work together at some point!!

Florence Artur

Florence Artur Plus

Thanks for the link. The site looks interesting but there is no legal information at all: who are these people, do they own the rights to the sound they are offering, what are we allowed to do with them? Too many questions and not enough answers for me :-)

Anders Hattne

Anders Hattne

How do I make sure I find this thread when I need it!!
I've got too many bookmarks already..

dzest

dzest

love you! thanks

ocube

ocube

thanks for this...

Onyx Dragon Productions

Onyx Dragon Productions

Thank you so much for these links, Karen. It's gonna take me some time to get through them all, but getting good music is always one of the more difficult tasks of indie film making... in my opinion.

I also find it's good to collaborate with indie musicians, by adding them to your MySpace and getting to know them and maybe offering a free service to them in exchange for usage of one of their songs in a video. Remember indie musicians are dying for exposure just as much as indie filmmakers.

Karen Abad

Karen Abad Plus

Agreed, most of the music I use is through musicians, they are also dying to have their songs used.

:-)

angela harris

angela harris

wow, i was just thinking about all this last night, so this is perfect... thank you so much!! :D

Rose Gallardo

Rose Gallardo

wow, thanks a lot everyone for the useful info!

Zinn Films

Zinn Films

WOW THIS IS INVALUABLE! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Imran Younis

Imran Younis

Karen, got to say, these are very useful links xx

Karen Abad

Karen Abad Plus

No problem Imran, We're lucky to have a community of people who are also sharing their resources. :-)

Neal Williams

Neal Williams

Here's another great resource for finding original music composed specifically for your film; me.

nealwilliamsmusic.com

rhonda vanderbeek

rhonda vanderbeek

I'm a huge ccmixter fan/contributor/supporter, but ther are a lot of resources that are new to me here.
Thanks so much.
To Karen, especially, but everyone else, too!

David Jeffrey

David Jeffrey

This site is awesome, I just found some amazing bluegrass! You're right, if you dig you will find!

keef chemistry

keef chemistry

if you're looking for an ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK for your videos, please check out my work on vimeo - vimeo.com/keefchemistry - i have some music ready to go, plus i can produce new material to suit your mood

hope you like what you hear

Greg Szydlowski

Greg Szydlowski

Don't forget to look in your very own neighborhood. Search Vimeo for "Composer" and you'll find plenty of great composers and music producers of all different levels who are looking for projects. It's quite an enriching experience when like-minded artists collaborate and you may even develop a career-long relationship.

And on that note, Dig me:
vimeo.com/7190503
gregdoesmusic.com

Moby

Moby Plus

mobygratis.com is for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short.

Khat Aroo

Khat Aroo

This is a priceless post! Thank you so much for such a needed reference!!!

Gina GOGO

Gina GOGO

Oh, my god!! Thanks for sharing :)

Dennis Shellhorn

Dennis Shellhorn

can I use music that I do not own (lets say: The Rolling Stones" as these films are not commercial or is that against the rules????

John Bickerton

John Bickerton

the phrase “not commercial” would only be true if the film was never broadcast. (i.e. You only ever watched it in your home) Once it is shown over the Internet or airwaves this would be a public “performance” and performance royalties would apply. Therefore a song used as soundtrack on a vimeo broadcast would be seen as a performance and royalty agencies (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC) would want a royalty payment. One way around this is using royalty free music – UniqueTracks offers quick royalty free music licensing. uniquetracks.com

Jonathan Guthrie

Jonathan Guthrie

or you can hire somebody like myself (a composer) to write a piece of music in a similar style. that is my profession, just as film making is yours. Please respect that us composers are trying to make a career out of our passion just as you are, so do us a favour and offer us some work rather than spitting coins in a jukebox and getting plastic "free" music. Wouldn't you prefer your project to be unique and one of a kind?

col magee

col magee

Hi,

I have just launched Rookieloops.co.uk, currently with about 200 pieces of music all tagged and categorised & available for Instant Download.

All tracks are only £0.99 & completely Royalty Free and there are free tracks each month for anyone signing up for a monthly email.

Thanks

Col

Andrew Ramirez

Andrew Ramirez

wow... thanks for all this info! It is very helpful

sion

sion

A useful list of resources, some of which I've never heard of.

Though people should be aware that whilst music released under the Creative Commons may be 'free' to listen to, you cannot necessarily use it in your own video productions, mashups, remixes etc. These are all options that the owner chooses when licencing his music under the CC licence agreement.

I have released several albums under the CC agreement making it free for anybody to download, listen to and distribute with my details intact, but I do not allow it to be remixed, sampled or messed about with. It also cannot be used in video productions or commercially without first paying a licenceing fee. Jamendo takes care of all of this for me.

cheers,

S.

Alex B.

Alex B.

find music here!!!

better, we're looking for video artists, who would wanna make themselves a name by supporting us and our Project.

It will be enourmous, and its grwoning by the minute...english, german and unternational...

ElectricManiacFoundation - watch them all go maniac, once the electricity turns off!

Alex B.

Alex B.

our music is on www. reverbnation.com/emfmusic

We are getting promoted by Window 7, so quickly jump on the train to have millions see your video!

Reno

Reno

awesome. 太棒了。

Wecim Chabanov

Wecim Chabanov

that's what im looking for , thank youu very much :)

WendyCity Productions

WendyCity Productions Plus

NEED ADVICE ASAP: Can unlicensed, Creative Commons music be used on a submission to a video contest? Is this considering using for "commercial purposes" if the video will be posted on Samsung's contest page and the prize has a monetary value? Some of the "free" music sites mentioned in this thread have notes that the music can't be used for commercial purposes. If I win a prize that is worth a monetary amount (like a trip to the Winter Olympics, lodging and meals) and is posted on Samsung's website, is it considered commercial (even if I don't win?)

Tom - TAZM Pictures

Tom - TAZM Pictures

It depends on the contest rules, and in general, no. Many contests I've entered stipulate in their fine print that upon entering (or in order to be certified as a winner) you have to surrender all rights to your video to them - in effect they're "buying" the rights to the winning video and will thus claim ownership. As CC music is generally made to be "non-ownable" this would violate the rule. Often the creator requires that derivative content be given the same license - not possible if you have to hand over ownership. Similarly, licensed music usually can't be used because the license is not transferable. I have managed to organize a contest with rumblefish.com whereby they agreed to make the license transferable. For contests, I have to create my own - or work with a musician and agree to an 80-20 split on the prize, for example.

Zac C

Zac C

This was really a great question, and answer! Thanks guys! It helped me out.

Henning Horn

Henning Horn

Also worth mentioning: Sigur Rós.

You've probably heard this song: youtube.com/watch?v=JAYb8ZyjzD0

sigur-ros.co.uk/band/faq.php#13
From the above link:
"can i use music by sigur rós in my student film?
you can use sigur rós's music as long as it won't be used for commercial purposes. if the film reaches a prominent or internationally recognised film festival, you will have to contact the management because we don't have permission to grant publishing and master rights to films screened at these kinds of large-scale events."

jerome baur

jerome baur Plus

original music for original film & story ?
or,
Music from the fridge (FREEDGE) library ?

it's not the same...

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 !

Robbert Groenendijk

Robbert Groenendijk

Thanks for sharing it all, it was exactly what I was looking for.
Without much knowledge it can be quite hard to find music which you are surely allowed to use!

Thanks alot!

Chris Pinnock

Chris Pinnock Plus

I use smartassmusic.com - you have to pay up front for the tracks but they are royalty free after that.

jim jones

jim jones

Thanks for the great links also another resource - tracks can be downloaded there for free but not for commercial projects..
stockmusicboutique.com

Dario Cruz

Dario Cruz

Wow awesome post! Much thanks for this treasure trove of usable music.

Terry Reed

Terry Reed

slowly but surely, i am learning. thanks for the resource list!

Frank Cooper

Frank Cooper

Finally, a pillow for my restless soul!

charlie armour

charlie armour

I am a musician and if your in need of music for projects i love to help

Five Stone

Five Stone

check out fivestone.net for "music to snowboard to" - high energy hip hop/rock - definitely down to contribute to interesting projects.

WMP

WMP Plus

Use meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I am a music composer and sound designer based in England at the mo. I'm always looking for new, interesting projects to work on and I know I know it sounds like it's the expensive option but trust me if it's a great project I'll do it for free!

carlos Ramirez

carlos Ramirez

Hi!!! I need someone make a video for a music clip...
for more information writte me please.

thanks

Ulvi Yelen

Ulvi Yelen

verryyy verryyy useful. thanks a lot.

Jacob Cartwright

Jacob Cartwright

Also try talking with the composers at bucketofsound.com They are open to actually creating music for free for projects they like....... Thats the thing. sometimes all it takes is a little more effort and you can get great music for free created bespoke and you gain a contact too!

leox25

leox25

Im a musician looking to get involved 100% with film or video projects, you can listen an example of my work here: soundcloud.com/leolitio feel free to contact me

Gary Lester

Gary Lester

I am interested in establishing respectful and mutually supportive relationships with video artists. I have an extensive catalog of high quality digital still images and also extensive experience in music.
Contact me if you are interested in using any of my content. Depending on the project I may require as little as a proper credit.
As well I may be contacting some of you to inquire about doing some video work for one of my projects.
Noticing some very good stuff being produced by members.
Good luck!

Penjo Entertainment

Penjo Entertainment Plus

Oooppsssss, finally you can now watch the high resolution video on HD of "The Orphans" documentary shot, directed and produced by Peter Njodzeka, Penjo Media Network. Just click the following link: vimeo.com/9753225 I'm looking for partners who can help me do more documentaries, short and long films, tv shows etc... though am base in Cameroon. Also I need people who are good in using sony vegas 9 pro, I'm having problems rendering, it takes so much time and I need to know how possible it is to render faster..

Tom K

Tom K

i''ve been looking for something like this.. thanks.

Tricil

Tricil Plus

All of my solo electronics compositions are available here at my soundcloud creative commons BY-NC-SA:

soundcloud.com/tricil

This isn't so much self-promotion as it is showing how sites like SoundCloud can be a great resource as well.

Karen Abad

Karen Abad Plus

Soundcloud is lovely! Thanks for posting your link John!

Newton Bach

Newton Bach

let me know if you need custom music for your productions :-), you can hear a small sample of what I can do at TuneHQ.com

Ed Dobry

Ed Dobry

FYI... BBC Motion had the best downloadable content, IMHO.... But I am sad to say that it is no longer available. With the merger agreement of BBC Worldwide and Thought Equity. They have rolled out a new web site. And have discontinued offering RF downloadable music content. I have sent numerous requests for them to pick it back up, keep your fingers crossed...

But thank you for the new links.

Video Bob

Video Bob

Thanks Ms. Karen. I've been searching for something like this a long time. All the sites you referred to are great.

Karen Abad

Karen Abad Plus

It's a great bookmark, also make sure you check out all the comments, a lot of community members posted a lot of other great links, as well as offer their talented musical services! <3

Kath Nash

Kath Nash

so helpful! awesome, thanks :)

JD Atkinson

JD Atkinson

My name is JD Atkinson, instrumental music composer for Film, Video, Television, Advertising, and multimedia projects.

I have provided a new way for Directors, Producers, Editors, and Music Supervisors to “invest” in their projects by investing in my private collection of music.

Low music budget? Need great music?
Problem solved!

Purchase my Music Library on DVD for a “one-time” price, which in turn, entitles you to online access of all current and future released tracks for no additional fee!

"Buy it once, use it forever!"

As music tracks are added to the library, the sale price for new customers will increase, but not for you! You have already made your investment in me, my music, and your projects! You will continue to benefit from new music tracks released by JD Atkinson!

JDatkinson.com

Adrian Holmes

Adrian Holmes

Feel free to contact me if you are after some original music scored to your film. Looking to build a showreel for myself so need some video content. Some examples of my work including a trailer for a feature i've recemtly scored can be found on my website:
moodysky.co.uk

Cheers,
Adrian

miskamagic

miskamagic Plus

great list, I've used freesound for a lot of sound art projects. good to know about the others

Uncle Vince

Uncle Vince

Great list of resources. BIG THANKS.
Now can someone do the same for royalty-free, public domain VIDEO that we can use in our clips!

James Redd

James Redd

Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!

Tune Society

Tune Society

Adding to the list of resources...

Tune Society - The online music hub. Royalty-free tunes. 3 price points. Best music rises to the top.

Tune Society - TuneSociety.com

A great place for artists to upload their tunes for license and for producers, directors, editors to find wonderful music from all over the world for a great price point.

musiclover

musiclover

hey guys, i found jewelbeat.com

they have tons of good music and sound effects for all sorts of projects and you only need to credit them.

and it's FREE :)

pete smith

pete smith

We are an independent record label and publishing company not a big bad corporation out to sue you for file sharing, we WANT you to spread our music around. Songs from our back catalog have been played by hundreds of radio stations and podcasters worldwide. Most of our tracks have been released under a creative commons license and made freely available for radio stations and podcasters to use in their shows. We appreciate support from Independent film makers interested in using our music for their commercial/non commercial projects. To find out more listen to the Antiqcool Music Business philosophy podcast here
antiqcool.podbean.com/2010/01/22/the-antiqcool-podcast-episode-1-how-can-you-be-a-part-of-our-success/

pete smith

pete smith

We are an independent record label and publishing company not a big bad corporation out to sue you for file sharing, we WANT you to spread our music around. Songs from our back catalog have been played by hundreds of radio stations and podcasters worldwide. Most of our tracks have been released under a creative commons license and made freely available for radio stations and podcasters to use in their shows. We appreciate support from Independent film makers interested in using our music for their commercial/non commercial projects. To find out more listen to the Antiqcool Music Business philosophy podcast here
antiqcool.podbean.com/2010/01/22/the-antiqcool-podcast-episode-1-how-can-you-be-a-part-of-our-success/

Toby Salmon

Toby Salmon

If you're looking for the perfect musical compliment to your film- I can help. I'm a composer and music producer with experience in making synchronised music. If you'd like more details- visit settlethescore.co.uk.

How does it work? Send me a link to your film, or a brief describing the music. I'll let you know how long it will take me to do the music etc.

Bear in mind that music royaltys are paid by broadcasters, not film makers.

Pocketful

Pocketful

If you need electronic, atmospheric down-tempo pop for your films don't hesitate to drop me a line. Free of charge.

FruitFace Sound Design

FruitFace Sound Design

FruitFace Sound just finished a project and am looking to do the sound for another short film... FOR FREE! anyone interested? message me friends.
=D

Vanchy

Vanchy Plus

Hey everybody

Check out my music at soundcloud.com
Tell me about your project an I can authorize to use my music with the respective credits.

Lex Luthor

Lex Luthor

if you need music hit me up. i can score our film for cheap!

Kristian Dupont

Kristian Dupont

On minimumnoise.com you can license custom produced music very cheaply. Full disclosure, I am a co-founder, but I feel that it should be added to this very valuable list.

Laola Pictures

Laola Pictures

wow!!! i been searching for those addresses for ages!!!
thanks a lot!!!
i usualy use hypem.com and rdlbl.com

Fraser McGregor

Fraser McGregor

hi,just joined. im a singer/songwriter/musician/composer. looking to collaborate with like minded people. either film makers making videos for my songs,or me composing filmscores for films i like. im building a portfolio so im not charging for the scores i produce, IF i like what i see. as long as my work is credited. thanks. i hope to get started on some projects very soon! message me either here or at : fraserdonaldmcgregor@gmail.com

Jean-Claude Kamwenubusa

Jean-Claude Kamwenubusa

I find a right tool! I am member of a of music group. I am a compositor.

I look for a partner to work closely on music for television and as well as on film production, writting and distribution issues.

I need to see if business music and videos can help to increase funds for charity services in our communities. I also see them as power to heal and save or empower community members.

We have started sport programme before rehealsing (Music activities) Sport help us (artists) to keep healthy.

Thanks

POST MAN

POST MAN Alum

this is awesome. would love it if someone did something like this for royalty free stock footage.

Lukasz Stasinski

Lukasz Stasinski

Royalty free music Lib - royaltyfreeheaven.com

Looking for new Music and Sound Effects contributors.

We have affiliate program too if You want to make money with Us.

Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

Great post thanks for the links I'm a huge fan of freesound and musopen looking forward to exploring these other sites.

Wardan Tiple

Wardan Tiple

Hey guys, you all are doing great job. Nice to hear from you. I will be needing music for my short film. Surely it is really a great help. Thanx a lot.

Ken Koichi Smith

Ken Koichi Smith

Try Musopen.com for public domain classical music recordings and scores/sheet music.

Mark Wotton

Mark Wotton

Sorry if somebody mentioned this already but if you like Nine Inch Nails, the 4 disk album "Ghosts" was released using a Creative Commons License, which allows you to use any of the tracks in your short film as long as it isn't for commercial gain.

minime

minime

Thank you so much for the list. Kudos.

mvhoute

mvhoute

VERY useful links. Thanks for posting this!

Dan Choi

Dan Choi Plus

though not free, you can purchase licenses at triplescoopmusic.com and withetiquette.com for pretty good music.

andersion

andersion

Thanks for sharing. The list is great!
such a needed reference.
In free time i work on my website which provides a lot of hot new music releases(newreleasesnow.com) Video/Audio demos and downloads.

Productiontrax

Productiontrax

We have more than 60,000 royalty free music tracks on productiontrax.com. Available at a variety of prices. We also have 79,000 Sound Effects, 15,000+ Stock Video and 30,000+ Stock Photos. Everything is royalty free and our B License covers broadcast on video aggregation sites like Vimeo.

Nahual

Nahual

Thank you!!...I fell in love with freesound.org!!

Mr. Brothers

Mr. Brothers Plus

Cool. This may come in very useful on a project I'm working on. This along with music from my cousin would be a big help. Thanks.

Andy Spiller

Andy Spiller

I signed up today after being inspired by the VIMEO community through Andrew Sullivan's "The Dish" blog. Just wanted to say that if you need music and there is nothing out there, drop me a line. I am not here for money, more for the opportunity to collaborate. There is a music showreel and bio at myspace.com/andyspillermusic and I am happy to bring my skills to the table. A truly amazing place to be, glad I joined, glad to help.

gus_me

gus_me

It's great work, thx a lot!

Peter Davies

Peter Davies

Really useful information - thanks a lot!

Angel Silva

Angel Silva

thanks you.. i will record my first short film and this will help me..

Craig Childs

Craig Childs

jaaam.com
i'm open to free collaborations.

Network222

Network222 Plus

nice post,im just really getting n2 video making..ima check out these sites,hopefully they have some sound effects bc thats what im n need of.

Hapii

Hapii

waw thank you very much, very usefull

JS

JS

i'm assuming musigh has been mentioned?

Gary Koshland

Gary Koshland

I use killthesilence.com from time to time. Their thing is providing the elements of a track so you can mix it to your liking or use one of the premixed cuts. Works pretty well.

Elaine Davis

Elaine Davis Plus

I am urging anyone who needs some FAST PACED as well as chill out music to check out some of the mixed music at Beatport.com as well as AudioJelly.com ....

Music is sold at regular single download rates and is well worth it. I have purchased material from them for years.

Both download centers carry mostly upbeat instrumental music with uplifting, soft vocals. You certainly won't have to worry about running out of music...they are WELL-stocked with music right off the press from around the world including Poland, Germany, Austria, to name a few.

Tell them Elaine sent you. ha! =)

Jakob Schäfer

Jakob Schäfer

TOP!!
Thats what i was searching for the past 3 days!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!! :)

Neotene

Neotene

Hi. I'm a composer and would be glad to parcipate on an original project.... Here you can hear some of my stuff to have an idea of my style : neotene.com

Jessika Raisor

Jessika Raisor

There is royaltyfreemusic.com it has sound and sound effects

MissGab

MissGab

Thanks a lot!!! :D

Nino

Nino

Great resources everyone, thank you!

Konrad Karolczyk

Konrad Karolczyk

Hello,
If you need music to your film or whatever it is just let me know. I'm after music school and I'm looking for some interesting projects to participate.

Dave Abbott

Dave Abbott

As a film composer it's heart breaking to think that people will not ask someone to write music especially for their film. Just as actors love to act, director's love to direct and so on, there is an army of composers who have to spend time trying to convince directors not to use the free sites. Films are 99.9% of the time better when a composer and director work together on a score.

If people want music for a film they should always try to find a composer first. We composers love writing music and love seeing our pieces attached to films. Why scroll through pages and pages of free music that doesn't fit your film when all you have to do is ask. :)

Karen Abad

Karen Abad Plus

I agree wholeheartedly Dave, which is why I have been encouraging people (composers) to post in this thread. This is just a resources, if I had the names of every single composer, you better believe I'd post it..but I don't...and they themselves have, which is why this thread is invaluable.

People should definitely ask...but if they don't know who to ask, it's hard...so by composers offering, it helps both ways too.

Thanks for the feedback!

Hans Kellner

Hans Kellner Plus

Dave - Do you have any links to resources where people kind find composers? That's the biggest barrier I find. Thx!

Dave Abbott

Dave Abbott

I'm afraid I don't. As a composer I've never the need to look for one. But a quick glance at the composers offering their services on this thread, I cannot believe it will be difficult to find one. :)

Dave Abbott

Dave Abbott

You're right Hans. It should be easier to find a composer. I've started a topic here. Hopefully more composers will join in with their details and it will make the whole process much easier.

vimeo.com/forums/topic:35697

Akil

Akil

Thanks SO much for this info!!! this thread alone is invaluable!

Den Trusov

Den Trusov

My band makes music, which you can use as a soundtrack for free, crediting the band, we play ambient, postmodern pastiche stuff and noise rock - here to evaluate, hope will be useful for someone. - myspace.com/holybulgarianskies

Joel Godin

Joel Godin

You can add this guy. Great music, and he loves to give it away free. Royalty free.
audionautix.com

ARTRIX Studios

ARTRIX Studios

THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING - plenty to choose from ~ I've been sweating bullets worried about using any well known music, and now we have all this great stuff to choose from - mostly free and /or free for the credits!
KAREN ROCKS!

aknickknack

aknickknack

Thanks for this wonderful page!
I'm about to start work on an animation and I'm looking for music to use in the film - it's a trailer for a steampunk romance, so if there are any composers/musicians out there who have something suitable, perhaps they could contact me?

Samuel D. Longfellow Cox

Samuel D. Longfellow Cox

great collection! thanks. is there a way to subscribe to this board? i'm affraid of never finding this site again ...

Richard Brenkley

Richard Brenkley

I've got some material that i'd be more than happy to share. In fact, would also be great to get some collaboration on some music vids and stuff. Here's a sample of some music along with a video I put together from pretty rough video footage of Toronto. Not exactly great filmmaking, but any feedback would be much appreciated :)

Thanks

vimeo.com/8441825

Paul Snow

Paul Snow

anyone with an interesting video would be welcome to combine it with my track soundcloud/com/paul-snow/make-love

let me know via email or here!

aplady

aplady

wow~! thankyou so much : )

Joe Pirocco

Joe Pirocco

this is awesome!

a million thanks :)

Paradise Key

Paradise Key Plus

Karen this is amazing thank you!

PS: if their are any composers out their who are inspired by Gui Boratto, Emancipator, and Break of Reality. Hit me up, I can always find the images to fit such sounds

Ja Souki

Ja Souki

Hi! I'm a music composer, and I've been working on music for short films, and videoartists. I'm posting here my myspace profile, where you can listen to some of my music. Also, the videos I have posted here, are musicalized by me. Don't hesitate to contact me, I would love to colaborate.

myspace.com/jaamutxategui

Priscilla Hernandez

Priscilla Hernandez

hahha yes, it's a bit sad for us we composers... we have to fight piracy, the devaluation of the price of music and also free libraries... but well trusting people is still in need of custom made music (sometimes) lol

Craig Raymo

Craig Raymo

Any student or indie film director that would like some indie pop music in their film please let me know. I represent several artists and we can make it happen!
Peace,
Craymo
Hear more songs at craymo.com

Michael Estill

Michael Estill

Amazing list and offering of services by everybody, getting music has always been a pain until now!

Ross Gilmartin

Ross Gilmartin

If anyone is looking for some music, I'm at your service!

Check out

rossgilmartin.squarespace.com

DBXXL BENN

DBXXL BENN

IM A SONGWRITER/COMPOSER & PRODUCER SO FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME. IM AN ASCAP MEMBER WHO CAN STEP YOUR THROUGH THE REGISTRATION PROCESS & I SELF PUBLISH SO YOUR DEALING WITH ME & ME ALONE!

IM VERSATILE IN ALL MUSIC STYLES BUT FLOURISH IN THE POP, ROCK, HIP HOP & SOUL ARENAS THOUGH I'VE BEEN KNOWN TO THROW DOWN 12 BAR BLUES OR AN IMPROVISED JAZZ SET AS WELL. SO FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT: BBXPERIENCE@GMAIL.COM

Bradley Bridgens - Composer

Bradley Bridgens - Composer

Hi there people,

My name's Bradley & I'm a composer from Melbourne, Australia, looking to build a portfolio.

If anyone is in need of music for their short films, web-advertisements etc please contact me (info@theauroraeinitiative.com) and I'll score your film, free of charge or for an affordable fee which can be negotiated.

For music samples head to my Soundcloud page (bit.ly/mi4HT5).

Cheers

Meliza Mayor

Meliza Mayor

muchas gracias!!!
I was looking for music for my animations, and now i got it :)

Darrell

Darrell

Extremely useful. Thanks Karen :)

Malo Ramsoir

Malo Ramsoir

Hi all,
I am a musician and release all my tracks under creative commons license.

Have a listen at maloramsoir.com
or on soundcloud

Cheers!

White Wall

White Wall

White Wall are a UK based production duo that specialise in
Producing original music for all types of Media.

We are able to offer unique music solutions through our existing music library, as well as composing original musical scores for any project.

Providing top quality Music for Media with an uncompromising commitment to excellence.

whitewallofficial.com
soundcloud.com/whitewallofficial

Blake Ewing - Composer

Blake Ewing - Composer

For filmmakers looking to add high quality, original music to their projects, please feel free to listen to some of my scoring examples:

soundcloud.com/blake-ewing/sets/film-scores

I've met and worked with lots of great filmmakers from around the world through the vimeo community.

I'd love to work with you!

-Blake

STENedits

STENedits

This is truly great of you, thanks for sharing!

Ava S

Ava S

You have no idea how helpful this has been!
Thankyou so much!

Joan Fuste

Joan Fuste Plus

Nice stuff! Used Jamendo for my very first Viemo videos and completely satisfied!

u can unlearn guitar

u can unlearn guitar PRO

Awesome resource, Karen!

May I be so bold as to point out freemusicarchive.org/music/U_Can_Unlearn_Guitar/

seeking projects for which I can create soundtrack for, no project too small. From Folk to Fucked, Neo Classical, Ambient, and even Philip Glass rip-off crap. Songs, sonatas, ditties, and mind-numbing dance music all here for the asking. Don't hear what you like, just ask! contact @ andyalper@gmail.com

Elizabeth Kowalski

Elizabeth Kowalski

I'm getting my masters in music composition... Tell me if you need music as I'm always looking for new projects to work on!!

wais one

wais one

i make music also and am willing to work just shoot me an email at waisone1504@yahoo.com you can listen to my work at soundcloud.com/waisone

Simon Wilkinson

Simon Wilkinson

I have several volumes of royalty free music suitable for dark atmospheric soundtracks for film and documentary, as well as lots of individual tracks available to license at low cost:

thebluemask.com/shop

IWFYLS

IWFYLS

I am from the band IWFYLS (post-rock, instrumental)
and we are happy to collaborate with filmmakers.
We're eager work for free, for the sake of the idea and our personal interest and devotion to music. If you're interested, feel free to contact us.

iwfyls.tumblr.com/

Greg V

Greg V

Hi Karen,

Great listing of music resources! I'd like to add my music to your thread as well, thanks!

I've just uploaded 400+ Royalty Free (Creative Commons) music tracks to my website:
gregvmusic.com/2010/Royalty_Free_Music.html

I'm a professional guitarist, whom also loves making shorts, and have worked with many artists including Jewel, Colin Hay, Keith Urban, Wynonna Judd, Randy Jackson, Double Trouble and many others. Having a home recording studio affords me the luxury to record lots music and I wanted to share it with you for your future projects.

They range from short 2 second guitar stings, 1 minute bumpers to longer ensemble pieces, but all are focused in the instrumental guitar context and are textural, organic and vibey in general. Very cinematic and textural....

Hopefully you'll have a moment check out the site below and the few direct links to hear my range of music. Thanks and all the best!

My 400+ music Royalty Free music tracks here:
gregvmusic.com/2010/Royalty_Free_Music.html

Quick direct MP3s to listen to a range of styles and musical approaches from my website:
gregvmusic.com/GVLong/Remembrance.mp3

gregvmusic.com/GVLong/Whispiring%20Mist.mp3

gregvmusic.com/GVLong/Emerald%20Tapestry.mp3

gregvmusic.com/GVLong/Kat's%20Calla%20Lily.mp3

gregvmusic.com/GVLong/The%20Fog.mp3

Cheers,
Greg V.
gregvmusic.com

Fumbata

Fumbata

fumbata.com is loaded with funky electronica tracks that you can use for free for non-commercial films. I also do custom work and sound design on request.

Moritz Schmittat

Moritz Schmittat

Hi Guys,

check out scoringforfilm.com which is the Web-home of Lennert Busch and myself. We are two London based composers.

We are always looking to connect with film makers. Get in touch :-)

Jonathan Guthrie

Jonathan Guthrie

They didn't make Inception using purely stock footage.... why would you use stock music for your film. Hire us composers instead, that's our job!

Matthew V

Matthew V Plus

Great tips! Didn't know all these resources existed. Sweet!

Alex Karadimos

Alex Karadimos

Great topic and when I try to find some music I am always finding for ages! Thanks Karen!!

Jacqueline Townsend

Jacqueline Townsend

Thanks for sharing this with us!! Since being a student I have limited resources, I've start keeping track of good royalty-free music.

Jack And Jill

Jack And Jill

We have recently confirmed a single release on an independent but large UK based record label.

We are not going to pretend we are offering the world but we have the opportunity for the right video or animation to combine with the existing and music and hopefully increase coverage for both artists.

If you are looking for audio and do not want to pay for tracks and have exclusive video rights over it then get in touch and we can see if our opinions align.

Thanks

Jack and Jill

Evelyn275

Evelyn275

Thanks!!! this post was very usefull and interesting,
Do you know where can I find info about movies or short videos are using CC?
and If you know about benefits and advantages to use CC??

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Malcolm Galloway

Malcolm Galloway

I'd be delighted to explore opportunities for my music to be used in films. My music ranges from unpleasant squeaky experimental soundscapes to minimalist classical to metal.

Feel free to get in touch if you'd like to explore this further hatsoffmail at gmail dot com

Link: htttp://www.reverbnation.com/itsadequate

Ejaz Mehedi

Ejaz Mehedi Plus

WOW Karen,you're a gem! I've been looking for free music resources to use in my first video project and the list is all I need.Much gratitude!

Nada RIFKI

Nada RIFKI

Thank you Karen for taking this initiative.
Since I started to learn video-making, I was very worried about where I can find free royalties music.

Lots of Love from Morocco

Lepton Quark

Lepton Quark

I release electronic music, atmospheric techno/ house. Tracks are supported by class A international Dj's.
Could provide the right to use some releases as soundtracks, depending on the relevance of the combined video + audio ;)

Check the sounds here: soundcloud.com/lepton-quark
lepton-quark.com

Contact: info@lepton-quark.com

Cheers!

Lightstep

Lightstep

I make really chill, laid back music. All of it is COMPLETELY FREE, as long as you give me credit as the musician. Some of my music is here on Vimeo, but all of it is on my Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/lightstep

Also, feel free to e-mail me about whatever at lightsteptom@gmail.com , as that is the place I check every day!

Link: soundcloud.com/lightstep

timbenjamin

timbenjamin Plus

Hi, I'm a reasonably well established classical composer in the UK. I'm looking to get into writing music for film. I'm looking for film-makers (from anywhere) who have some short pieces without music (but with sound design etc). Just some things to practice with that I might later use in a demo-reel. In return you get to keep (royalty-free) anything I make for your film that I feel is good enough to show in public. Maybe we even get to collaborate on a project...! My site: timbenjamin.com - there's a contact form there. Cheers! Tim.

Link: timbenjamin.com

Karen Abad

Karen Abad Plus

Hey guys, I added this to the thread, but in case you didn't catch it check out AudioWonder.com.

AudioWonder.com, is an exciting new startup located in the Bay Area that Composes and Licenses Premium Music designed specifically to be used for Enterprise, Film, Television, Advertising, Video Games, Mobile, and Online Video production. AudioWonder.com makes it easy for any video producer to incorporate quality music into their project. Each downloadable music pack includes:
Approx. 120+ relaxed audio files (depends on each soundpack)
3 original royalty-free premium tracks
Short, medium, and full length versions of each track
10 variations of each track, for a total of 30 extra takes
Intros, outros, breaks, solo theme, filters and effects, hits, delays...
Each track and variation is delivered in 48Khz / 16bits Wav, Aiff, and MP3 files

Link: Http://www.audiowonder.net

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