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Posts Tagged ‘Jamendo’

Where to Get Free Soundtracks to Download

Downloading music is a tricky issue these days. With internet authorities acting fast to shut down illegal music downloads sites, you have to be careful where you get your music files from. One wrong move and you could end up in more trouble than you bargained for.

However, you could just want to get free soundtracks to download for your art project or school assignment. Well there allot of free music sites on the web.  First check out my music and then here are several more  sites with safe high quality music and a good selection:

Freemusicarchive.org

This site has a large selection of free production tracks to choose from, and you only have to click on your selected track to download it. Sample tracks on the site’s database, and if you like it, you may be able to use the track. If it is offered under the Creative Commons license, you may be free to copy and distribute tracks.

Funkyremixes.com

Like the title suggests, this site has a variety of great quality remixes to choose for your production. Downloads are free and legal, and you have wide selection of music genres to choose from. You can rip, download, remix or share tracks, all for free.

Jamendo.com

Another free music site that allows you sample free tracks online. All music on the site is royalty free, and the easy to navigate website makes it a joy to make use of.

Opsound.org

This site allows you to upload your own original or remixed track after registration, thus increasing the volume of music you have at your disposal. Download music in order to play, and browse from one of the largest free music databases on the internet.

11 Royalty Free Music Sites Compared

Very thorough comparison of 11 royalty free music sites indicating if the sites cost money, allow commercial use or not and if they require registration.

Has a complete chart comparing Jamendo, Royalty Free Music Library, Free Music Archive, MagnaTune, Music Bakery, PremiumBeat, Incompetech and a few others:

MasterNewMedia.org/Royalty-Free-Music-Where-to-Find-Free-Music-Tracks-for-Your-Video-Clips

This post makes some important points about how independent musicians are using the creative commons license to introduce people to their music, and how that can be a huge benefit for video producers.

This essentially bypasses all the traditional music industry red tape, like paying performance royalties for instance.

From an indie artist’s point of view, like myself, creative commons licenses enable us to self-publish with no middle-men or lawyers, via the Internet. For me, that is ideal since I would much rather be apart of the world of Internet publishing than the “music business”.

If you are new to the subject of music royalties, this is an excellent video by Dave Olsen, a music teacher at McNally Smith:

Although I have a college degree in music business I have moved on to enjoy being a Blogger, Webmaster and content creator much more than I did playing the role of musician in the complex and odd world of the music industry.

Thankfully I am able to connect directly with you through this Website without needing much more than a blog and Google.

Peace,

Dan-O


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