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Music sources for soundtracks (Royalty free, licenced etc)

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I think it time to put together a resource thread for sources for music instead of having one pop up every now and then.

 

Sick of asking for permission to use published ASCAP work, I've gone through a few sites and found one that has good contemporary works as well as cinematic works. Musicbed has nice vocals, instrumental and cinematic music for professional use. From $49-$999 license fees depending on use, the variety of music is good and very useful for the professional looking to license music for their work.

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Vimeo has its own music store where one can purchase music from SmartSound cut to the length of the video or existing tracks.

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With the new Apple Music Store (I know this is not for everyone) you can download anything you like for free as long as you are subscribed to the Apple license. And this music can also be added to you videos by taking the file from your downloads folder and dropping it into the NLE. So basically in this particular case you are paying $3.99/month for all the music on itunes.

 

Once you stop your subscription I believe all those downloads with not be available anymore on your itunes library but it has already been transferred to your NLE so it will be there forever.

Edited by TK1979

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I should point out that using music from the Apple Store is probably in breach of its copyright!

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Agreed, Adam.

 

On the subject of copyright, I've seen a lot of people posting videos with music under a Creative Commons "share alike" BY-SA license on YouTube, Vimeo etc.. Unless you also share your video production as BY-SA, my interpretation is that this is actually a breach of the licence, because syncing the music to a video counts as an "adaptation". The CC licence you need is CC-BY, and this is much more rare to find than BY-SA. For example Jamendo has recently disabled the search for their CC-BY music. If you want to use Jamendo music legally on a web video, without also sharing your video as BY-SA, you have to buy a licence.

 

However I have just noticed that Jamendo now has a USD 4.99 personal licence. It was USD 99 not long ago. This is great news.

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I'm in this issue at the moment making daily dive videos for clients and trying to find good suitable music to go with it, is Creative Commons music not suited for this style of work ? I thought as long as the artist is given credit at the end of the video that is enough to cover me.

 

Cheers,

Trent

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I'm in this issue at the moment making daily dive videos for clients and trying to find good suitable music to go with it, is Creative Commons music not suited for this style of work ? I thought as long as the artist is given credit at the end of the video that is enough to cover me.

 

Cheers,

Trent

 

It needs to be a CC-BY license (not CC-SA, CC-ND etc.) and, if I recall correctly, you need to credit the copyright holder in the way they wish.

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I don't know if it should be posted here as the thread is for music, but the BBC has recently released 16 000 sound effects to be used for personal, educational or research purposes :

 

http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/

 

^_^

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