It can be difficult to find decent, royalty-free music without paying a fortune. Here are some new options if you’ve had your fill of Kevin MacLeod:
- DanoSongs has a bunch of instrumental background songs, ranging from acoustic and orchestra to pop and country. Scroll down on his site to hear and download clips.
- Shockwave-Sound has a bunch of songs and sound effects.
- JewelBeat has a nicely organized collection for various uses — world, motivation, video games, humor. They sell in $99 packs, but are available for individual download for 99 cents.
- Smartsound: it allows you to customize songs using a drop-down menu.
- PartnersInRhyme has some expensive sets, but a few free tunes with no royalties.
- DiggCCMixer is a “creative commons” search engine that allows you to search its library with an option: “free for commercial use.”
- The Music Bakery has nice royalty-free music, but it’s fairly expensive. But, really…. 5-seconds for $34?
- http://JoshWoodward.com has tunes (thanks Urgo) and some nice covers on YouTube.
Be sure your license allows you to post on YouTube when you’re earning money on your videos (which is considered commercial use).
And some additional sources for free, royalty-free music:
- Seabreezecomputers round-up of sources
- I seem to write about this every 6-months or year, and never find my previous posts. But here they are: Dramatic RoyaltyFree Music, Creating a Source of Free, Royalty Free Music. A List of Royalty-Free Free Music (a nice roundup) What’s Better than Free, Royalty Free (continuation).
- MakeUseOf’s review of 5 sites, including Vimeo’s library and Soundcloud.