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Multimedia music the legit way
Erik Markov, Photographer
Kokomo | IN | | Posted: 3:19 PM on 10.19.09
->> I've got a video I did that I would like to find some music for and plan to upload to Vimeo. I want to do it the legit way, but this is a personal project so I don't want to have to rob a bank to do it. Wonder if anyone has any good websites to get music licensed from for free if it's a personal/non-profit deal or relatively inexpensive. I tried using Moby and his licensing on his website, but I can't get a response from them and it's been nearly 2 weeks. I'm assuming the answer is going to be no.
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Daniel Hayduk, Photographer
Kelowna | BC | Canada | Posted: 3:23 PM on 10.19.09
->> http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

Kevin MacLeod is your man.

cheers-
/daniel
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Brad Moore, Photographer, Assistant
Weston | MA | USA | Posted: 3:42 PM on 10.19.09
->> triplescoopmusic.com is good. I've used them before and the rates are very reasonable.
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Robert Longhitano, Photographer
North Wales | PA | USA | Posted: 4:05 PM on 10.19.09
->> http://www.extrememusic.com/

another one
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Patrick Meredith, Photographer, Assistant
Austin | TX | USA | Posted: 4:27 PM on 10.19.09
->> http://mobygratis.com/film-music.html is what a lot of kids around here are using...
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David Meyer, Photographer
Orlando | FL | USA | Posted: 5:09 PM on 10.19.09
->> http://pro.jamendo.com/en/
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Chris Mackler, Photographer
Arlington | VA | United States | Posted: 6:33 PM on 10.19.09
->> http://freeplaymusic.com/
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Andrew Watson, Photographer
Philadelphia | PA | United States | Posted: 12:42 PM on 10.21.09
->> most tracks cost around $30 bucks but I have used this for a number of projects.

www.shockwave-sound.com/
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David Harpe, Photographer
Louisville | KY | USA | Posted: 12:48 AM on 10.22.09
->> I've used Shockwave and Music Bakery. Around $30-$50 per song. Good stuff.
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Trevor Brown, Photographer, Assistant
Denver | CO | USA | Posted: 9:44 AM on 10.22.09
->> These are all very useful links. Thanks everyone.

TB
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Andrew Kornylak, Photographer
Atlanta | GA | USA | Posted: 10:38 PM on 10.22.09
->> Trevor - A few more from my bookmarks
http://www.musicmatch.com
http://www.beatpick.com
http://www.ibaudio.com
http://www.youlicense.com
http://www.musiclicensingstore.com (Rumblefish)
https://secure.gettyimages.com/Music/PumpAudio

and thanks everyone else for the links
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Peter Gaby, Photographer
Madison | WI | US | Posted: 10:51 PM on 10.28.09
->> another one to look at

http://cssmusic.com/
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Erik Markov, Photographer
Kokomo | IN | | Posted: 11:25 PM on 10.28.09
->> Thanks everyone for these. One I just came across that I used for a time lapse I just uploaded to Vimeo was opsound.org. Lot of variety, was fairly impressed.

The time lapse with the music,
http://vimeo.com/7292708
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Tim Snow, Photographer
Montreal | Qc | Canada | Posted: 3:50 PM on 10.29.09
->> Big up to Moby! It's rare to see someone of his caliber/status giving their music away for free to smaller filmmakers who do not have the resources to be able to afford good scores. I always thought the best thing about Moby was that he wears a Bad Brains t-shirt, this makes him even better! And that he asks you to donate any money made from the film to charities...awesome!
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Bill Gaither, Photographer, Assistant
Galesburg | IL | United States | Posted: 4:39 PM on 10.29.09
->> I also want to say thanks, because I was curious what people were using and only had a couple sites of reference. This might fall into the same category, but is anyone using GarageBand or other software to make their own tracks, and if so, are you using tutorial sites, books, or other means to learn and then produce these tracks. As always, ANY direction here is apprecited. Thanks!
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Clark Brooks, Photo Editor, Photographer
Urbana | IL | USA | Posted: 5:52 PM on 10.29.09
->> Bill-
I use Sony's Acid Pro to make my own music. Like photography it takes a lot of time getting to know the limitations of the software, mixing and matching loops, searching catalogs for the right melody of loops or creating your own loops if you play an instrument or two or three. A dj in the 80s I've mixed and remixed music for about eight years.

My advice, is get the software, buy a ton loops, get a sixer of Guinness, pull out the hold high school instrument record licks that you like and have fun. Yeah, Acid Pro allows you to record your loops with instruments you play or sorta know how to play, which generally describes my musical competency when it comes to playing an actual instrument. I've had acid pro and an earlier version for about ten years and like photography you are limited only by the time you have to put into it and your imagination.

Here is a sample of the latest song I did with it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A56n5dsPmvs

And another:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixmXE30dbyo
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Peter Wine, Photographer, Photo Editor
Dayton | OH | USA | Posted: 8:43 PM on 10.29.09
->> I'vd used both

http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

and

http://cssmusic.com/

on different projects.

Sometimes as part of a project, sometimes as the primary audio in a project.
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Powell | TN | USA | Posted: 10:14 AM on 11.17.09
->> thanks Erik for starting this thread... just found the perfect piece of music that I really needed for a project...
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David Welker, Photographer, Student/Intern
Springfield | MO | USA | Posted: 10:37 AM on 11.17.09
->> erik,

I just wanted to say big props to you for not being like the majority of people who would get the music for free. Thanks for setting an example.
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Erik Markov, Photographer
Kokomo | IN | | Posted: 11:37 AM on 11.17.09
->> Patrick, your project.... something you're going to post on the web? Post a link so we can see it, and what site did you use?
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Landon Finch, Photographer
Colorado Springs | CO | USA | Posted: 12:40 PM on 11.17.09
->> "Big up to Moby! It's rare to see someone of his caliber/status giving their music away for free to smaller filmmakers who do not have the resources to be able to afford good scores."

I hear Moby is getting a bunch of crap on the musician message boards about giving his work away for free, devaluing their work and bringing down the industry.
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Erik Markov, Photographer
Kokomo | IN | | Posted: 9:03 PM on 11.18.09
->> I felt like I should post a quick word of warning concerning Moby's music. As I stated in my first post, I had requested three songs from him and hand't heard anything after a few weeks. I wanted to find some music so I could finish my project and get it uploaded. I made the request October 7 and finally heard something... tonite. I like Moby's music, which is why I wanted to use it, and was disappointed when I didn't hear anything. I think it's awesome he's doing it.

But.... if you think about submitting a request for a song, give yourself plenty of lead time, just in case. His website says 5 days to handle the request, don't know how well they stick that tho.
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Jack Howard, Photographer, Photo Editor
Central Jersey | NJ | USA | Posted: 5:09 PM on 06.24.10
->> Erik, FYI: I just made a request yesterday, got an autogen email that it would be responded to in 24 hours, and they responded in depth this morning.
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Max Simbron, Photographer, Assistant
Phoenix | AZ | USA | Posted: 5:25 PM on 06.24.10
->> Adobe Soundbooth comes with a few "scores" and you can download several dozen more. They can instantly adapt to any timeline length, and have a few settings for intensity, instruments, and other variables. By adjusting a few sliders, and setting a timeline length, you can create a track in seconds, then export it to a suitable format for your nle or slideshow app.

The license extended is such that you can use the exported music for anything commercial or otherwise, and I have used it a few times for projects. Besides all that, it's mainly a basic sound editor for video editors who aren't trained in sound editing, so it's a useful tool whether or not you use the scores, and I wouldn't be surprised if some of us already had this as part of an Adobe collection.
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Guy Rhodes, Photographer
East Chicago | IN | USA | Posted: 3:50 AM on 06.25.10
->> Robert mentioned Extreme Music above. Not sure if that was based on a Google search or a direct experience on Robert's part, but I recently checked into Extreme Music and their licensing fees.

They charge between $700 and $1200 PER SONG for an in perpetuity license to use a song on your web site. Licensing for use in other types of projects goes up from there.

Not sure about you guys, but Extreme Music is certainly out of my budget (and outside most of my clients' budgets as well) for royalty-free music.
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