I'm Dan-O and this is my free royalty free production music library for videos, films, on hold, games, slideshows, podcasts, and websites. This is my blog, if you want to download royalty free music in a variety of styles click here. For information about using the music check the license FAQ.
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I have a new package of instrumental royalty free music you can use for corporate presentation music. These are mp3 files you can download to your computer and use right away for PowerPoint.
Check out the complete package or my library where I offer a cheap per song license and free option. You can also use the tracks legally as background music in YouTube videos, trailers, websites, soundtracks and events. Here are a few songs from the package:
Come Alive – Minimal Subtle Piano with Acoustic Guitar
The songs can be downloaded instantly and you don’t need to register, just “right click” and “Save as”. No need to worry about copyright. These are my original songs and when you purchase you have my permission to use them.
Music is the background of our lives. It’s always there, ticking off the moments like a metronome following us around, our constant companion. Music is mathematical and precise, yet loose and flowing. It fits in well no matter the circumstance. It is said a muse is someone who inspires you to create and to grow, but does a muse have to be a person or can you let music be the muse in your life?
There is no question music has had an influence beyond causing us to tap our toes and bob our heads. There’s just something about it. It affects not just who we are – and our behavior from moment to moment, but also who we become because it has the power to help us grow.
Music and the Mind
Studies have shown that incorporating music lessons of some kind can improve academic scores and that it plays a role in brain development. Since we are constantly learning it would be an easy deduction that music’s role in our brain’s development is as continuous as we allow it to be. As we age, any help we can get is worth looking into.
Music can help you gain focus and strengthen memory; it can also help improve physical coordination and development. Music is relaxing. Music is healing. Music is one of the few things that lights up nearly the entire brain when one is engaged in it. Why not incorporate a class into your weekly schedule to help stimulate your mind and influence your soul?
Never Too Late to Learn
Whoever said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks forgot to mention that it isn’t necessarily true. If you have been intimidated to learn something new, don’t be. You could take guitar lessons or hire a vocal coach; learn the piano or even learn how to write a melody. Whether it’s a private lesson you pay for or one you find for free via an online tutorial, there is something for every budget. If you already sing or play an instrument, but haven’t done so in a while, get to practicing again!
It Pays to Participate
Engaging in music versus passively listening to it increases endorphins. It is the performance or participation, not the music itself that generates the high. Could this be because we are using so much of our brains at once? The endorphin rise is comparable to that of an athlete. In addition, the study gave credence to the idea that music was a critical factor in human bonding.
What’s Stopping You?
What role is music playing in your life? Is it something you love yet somehow got away from or is it something you never thought to investigate beyond the radio dial or attending local music happenings?
The benefits of music are immense and certainly far from being fully measured. One thing is certain: making music a part of your daily or weekly “exercise” is healthy for you mind, body, and soul. How can you incorporate it into your life now?
This is a new pop electronic chill song called “Deep Ocean”. It has vocals, a bit of guitar, drums, bass and some backing synthesizer. You can read the lyrics in the video. You might say it is similar to Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Timbaland.
After creating about 100 instrumental tracks for danosongs after the past 5 years, I am getting back to my first calling as a singer-songwriter. I originally started this site to promote my vocal songs. I never really set out to be an instrumental composer, I have just been kind of experimenting. But I have learned allot about music production which I can now apply.
As usual this is free royalty music for youtube videos, trailers, films, photo slideshows, games and apps. You can listen to my entire library and all the downloads here. I own the copyright but it is legal to use this track for commercial projects using the creative commons license.
You can use this song for free is you credit me, for $10 without credit, or you can buy my package of instrumental music here.
To download right click and “Save as”. See my Licensing FAQ for more details.
After listening to Julia Cameron’sThe Artist’s Way recently I made a commitment to get down to business creating something every single day. This has resulted in a deluge of good things happening.
I was invited as a guest on a couple of podcasts. If you have an open mind to the paranormal, check out my interview on Other World Radiohere. I talk about some of the deeper meanings of my songs and my sci fi alien short film. This is pretty far out conversation.
An acting agent asked me for a voice over reel so I put some of my work together: Dan-O Voice Over Demo I have plenty of music and a studio if you need voice over work done : )
I also recorded an interview with the LinkedIn Rockstars that will air April 29 at 7pm EST. That is a more down to earth discussion about how I started, built and “monetize” danosongs—and how I use social media.
I attended the premiere of the short film I acted in called “Heart 2 Run” at The Loft in Norwalk, CT. My wife Michelle and I had a blast. You can watch the trailer (no, I don’t normally wear reading glasses, I’m acting haha!) or other my other videos.
Best with your projects and your world—stay creative and be happy : )