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Hi, I'm Dan-O. I am a singer songwriter and I also like making instrumental music which you can use royalty free. Click here for info on licensing my music and songs for your video, photo slideshow, film, app or other media. For questions about my music see the FAQ.

Free Royalty Free Music Teachers can Use for Education Resources

free-royalty-free-music-education-teachersI found out that RoyaltyFreeMusic.com has sound effects and music that can be used as resources for educational, personal and not for profit projects.

If you can’t find what you need on my site for your Powerpoint presentation, slideshow, student film or video, then check them out.

This is a great library of loops, stingers, beats, classical music, MIDI files and even photos that you can use in Flash programs, student Websites, online yearbooks, and whatever else you need for teaching resources.


Also, found a free royalty free music video called “Angel of Darkness” from jewelbeat.com. They have wav files you can download, great resource.

Using Background Music for Your Personal YouTube Videos Legally

Found this great article and video about using copyrighted music as well as royalty free music in personal YouTube videos legally. There are some interesting points about legal fair use of 15 seconds or less for background music. But as the author mentions, you are in a gray area with fair use unless you have permission.


Creative Commons Music Podcasts

Great list of creative commons music podcasts provided directly by the Creative Commons Website. Free podcasts you can subscribe to or find music to create your own podcast:



Also found this video called “Code Monkey” today. This music is by Jonathan Coulton who releases songs under a Creative Common license. A fan created the video and its awesome…

5 Copyright Free Music Licensing Public Domain Resource Lists

Copyright FreeIn reality the only “copyright free” music is public domain, and there are not allot of completely legal free and clear recordings in the public domain. However, you can find them if you look:

PDInfo.com – List of copyright free public domain music and songs with sheet music reprint files and legal information about copyright.

Wikipedia.org/Sound/list – Mainly classical, hymns and choir music by Haydn, Mozart, Chopin, Bach and Beethoven. Some excellent recordings of the concertos, suites, and sonatas on piano, violin and clavier that could be used for scores.

PDMusic.org – Hymns and blues songs in the public domain by a variety of composers. Midi files are offered by the site owner for a fee.

MusOpen.org – A non-profit that offers access to public domain music recordings to the world wide community for free and copyright free.

PublicDomain4u.com – Links to public domain music in all styles from hip hop beats, electronic, jazz, blues to soft rock instrumentals. Places where you can find songs by indie bands and artists online. There are lots of MP3s here from underground sources, so make sure to check with each artist.

JazzOnline.com – Excellent hand-picked collection of public domain jazz music. Hard to find recordings you can download of traditional jazz artists from the early 1900s performed live.

“I think art is the only thing that’s spiritual in the world. And I refuse to be forced to believe in other people’s interpretations of God. I don’t think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means.” – Marilyn Manson

If you just want a free legal way to license and download mp3 music that has a copyright then check out this great video about creative commons and lists of music sources:





Most of this is creative commons music, not copyright free music, but you can still use it for free. Some of these sources allow commercial use, others do not.

You can find my own complete collection of creative commons music on my home page.


“Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.” – Mark Twain

2500 Creative Commons Licenses

2500 Creative Commons Licenses by qthomasbower, on Flickr

Comic by calmaction on Flickr

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