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Use Free Production Music from Moby.com for Your Film or Video

If you make non-profit films and videos and need super high quality free instrumental music, there is an superb resource at your disposal.

The well-known electronic recording artist Moby has a library of 70 tracks that can be used for non-commercial independent films, videos and shorts. All you need to do register for the site Moby.com. Even commercial projects can use the music if you offer a donation to the humane society.

This is such an unique, innovative alternative resource for production music that I had to mention Moby’s library as a top source of background stock music. There are very few options (if any) in the world for licensing professional music from world-renown artists.

This is an incredible video with Moby himself explaining the site and also giving his opinions on the problem with copyrights. Love it!

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Create Your Own Royalty Free Music Online with Soundation.com Studio

My favorite online studio for creating royalty free music is Soundation.com. You own the rights to whatever music you create using the program’s sample and loop libraries.

Sound sets start at only $5 so it’s much less expensive than buying an entire royalty free loop library to compose with. You can check out some of these mini sound packages here: Soundation.com/Sound-Sets

If you are a video, film producer or other user of royalty free music, then maybe you have never tried to create your own music. It can be really fun and simple to experiment with Soundation using their huge variety of royalty free samples and loops.

Check out this tutorial to get an idea of how to start making your own mixes!

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

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.

BuildingaBrandOnline.com/Magnetic-Music-Vlogging

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