View Full Version : Best Source for music?

07-27-2005, 08:46 AM
Hey, I was wondering what any of you use for music (main theme, or during the film)? I suppose it has to be royalty free to play at festivals with no hassles? So I'm curious to see where I can find something that matches the kind of song I have in my head. Thanks.

07-27-2005, 09:05 AM
Look here

Loud Orange Cat
07-27-2005, 09:24 AM
Also, try

LOGAN L Productions
07-27-2005, 10:10 AM
Try ( 100% free royalty free music, and different artists to choose from. They're all unsigned and independent. It's quality stuff too.

07-27-2005, 11:38 AM
Original music. Do you know any musicians? There a lot of musicians who love to have their music in a movie for free.

08-09-2005, 01:30 PM
Feel free to check out my blog at

I'm a pianist who provides royalty free music for personal or commercial useage at no cost.

Over in my blogroll on my blog, you can find several links to other free-royalty-free musicians that I've come across over time.

Happy producing!


Contempovision Films
08-09-2005, 02:33 PM
Great post, some useful info! Cheers to all!

08-09-2005, 03:43 PM

08-11-2005, 07:10 AM
Send me a PM or an e-mail if You need an original score (if You like my stuff - see for some demos and free-to-use music). Always willing to score for free for interesting projects


08-11-2005, 02:46 PM
Thanks so much for all the sites. I found one I really would like to use from

However at the bottom of the details it says:

"These works are fully under Free Art Licence available at
That means it's copyleft under some conditions (similar to Share Alike)"

what does that mean in relations to showing it at a film festival?

12-20-2006, 01:22 AM
If you need someting like "background music inside a 7-Eleven" or "Doctor's office waiting room music" then is the place to go. For $150 you can choose 5 CD's of different genres and use as many songs as you need in perpetuity. It's bizarre that you can't use their music on an out going message, but OK to put in a movie in perpetuity.

12-23-2006, 05:15 AM
if you want a cheap, very cheap alternative to custome designed Music and Sound ( (including Audio Post upto tracklaying, EVEN mixing) drop me a PM. I can get things worked out very cheap for you. And yes, also some of the best foley!

12-25-2006, 09:24 AM
I have had good luck so far using to find some real treasures. I actually have had a leg up on the 2 bands/groups I have talked to, as I knew 1 of the members from each group from other communities I have belonged to. Also, try to find bands that are signed to small (indie-type) record labels, not a band that just "freeballs." The reason is because its a little more professional, which is better, imo.

Sample experience: A guy who was a mod at a community I had been part of for over a year had a myspace link as his sig. One day, a couple months ago, I was bored and decided to click it. Turns out he is a rapper in a California group. They are very organised, and very good. Not to mention, there are exactly 0 rap groups that are any good here in Cincy (that I know of anyway). They had 3 songs posted on their page, I listened, I was impressed. So, I sent the said mod a PM and found out he was interested in helping me out. I got in touch with his Producer, then his label. I think the Producer was even more excited than me. I sent him a sample avi file so he could review my style-quality and he agreed to let me use some music in future projects. He is uploading a full CD for me to comb through. For $40 per 250 units sold- per song used- (festival and personal copies dont subtract), I now have a professional quality rap group in my arsenal. Not to mention a free CD.

Like has been said here many times, I found being honest and sincere helped me reach a nice agreement.

02-02-2007, 04:07 AM
true. can i have a link to this rapgroup's profile?

02-02-2007, 12:40 PM
go to and click on Chris's link.

He is very interested in composing original music for film. See what you can arrange with him.

02-03-2007, 02:02 PM
thanks dude!

02-03-2007, 05:37 PM
Namaste .

02-04-2007, 08:42 AM
namaste is something you tell someone when you meet the person. its almost like 'Hello'

you could say 'Shukriya' which again means Thank You!

someone please deletre posts byy 'FilmInfo;, which are nothing but Google Adsense links

02-04-2007, 12:26 PM
and you know, I even checked the meaning on Google to make sure I was not saying something like Hello... so... I should have asked my half Indian girlfriend next time... :-)

02-04-2007, 08:32 PM
someone please deletre posts byy 'FilmInfo;, which are nothing but Google Adsense links

The FilmInfo ads should not be visible if you're logged in. Do you see them, when logged in?

10-17-2007, 12:32 PM
ZenStever- I do see those FilmInfo ads while I'm logged in.

Also, there was a question earlier in this thread about someone offering their music "copyleft" (as opposed to copyright). This doesn't have any real legal meaning by itself, and you'd have to ask the composer exactly what he meant by it. It's usually a software term. For music, it would probably mean that he gives other musicians the right to make modifications to his music and redistribute it, as long as those new versions are also free for people to use. As a filmmaker, it's probably just free for you to use, period.

Boyd Gaffney (
Royalty Free Music and Sound Effects, Stock Footage, and Multimedia Content

10-17-2007, 02:29 PM
Just make sure you have a written chain of title for any music you use. You know copyright law: It must be in writing.

10-17-2007, 10:00 PM
Nise thread. Thanks for all. Thanks for this link
02-17-2010, 03:48 AM
You might search at for diverse and quality Royalty Free Music.

03-29-2010, 08:12 PM

04-04-2010, 04:25 PM
We're pro.

Try here.

04-24-2010, 09:32 AM
I offer and compose royalty free music in just about any style, I'm currently offering a special promotion of 3 songs for the price of 1 ($19,99 USD), you can use the music in any commercial way you please, visit my website to view the current music library : Capo Productions (

Capo Productions

04-24-2010, 05:03 PM
19 thousand dollars! That's a great deal! :sarcasm:

04-24-2010, 05:13 PM
19 thousand dollars! That's a great deal! :sarcasm:

In many other countries it's common to use a comma instead of a decimal point when referring to certain things. Like price. I agree though it's confusing when typed since you can't put the '99' in smaller higher print generally.

05-12-2010, 02:25 PM
I can do real-sounding orchestral scores, and I work fast.

Raindance Festival
07-08-2010, 07:44 AM

This article might be useful, its all about finding and using music for your film,731,0,0,1,0&highlight=music

07-26-2010, 01:29 PM
[edit] see next post

07-28-2010, 04:46 PM
I just created a website for the very purpose of allowing anyone to commission high-quality music composition, to their specifications, for any project they have in mind. It is here:

We are having a Grand Opening Offer for filmmakers; the first 10 film orders are free! Up to 30 minutes of music!

It seems like it could definitely pay off, both creatively and financially, to commission music instead of paying a licensing company; here’s a site where you can get a direct connection with the artist who wrote the song in your movie, because he wrote it for the movie.


07-28-2010, 05:16 PM

09-11-2010, 09:03 PM

I've found a ton of great artists & music from all around the world here. All of the music is licensed under various Creative Commons licenses - you do want to filter it by licenses that allow you to create derivative works as not all of them do. This page groups by the different licenses:

Some of the licenses also include a share-alike clause meaning you would have to release your film under a similar license, so be sure you understand which license the song is using before you use it.

I actually listen primarily to artists I've found on Jamendo all the time now... I tend to get inspired by music, and this way if I get inspired by a song I know I'll be able to use it on screen.