good background music for videos?

by absbica 52 replies
So I am trying to use camtasia for recording my web development and would like to use some background music. Not elevator music, but the kind that is just friendly and non obtrusive.

any particular suggestions?

Thanks,
Bryan
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkR
    Two words - Ginny Culp!

    Search her name in the WSO forum, You'll love it. WF ID = virginia_culp

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  • Profile picture of the author countonuspr
    This is the best website that I have found for free royalty free music. www.jamendo.com This site has thousands of royalty free music tracks that you can use and not have to pay anything for it. You can use their website to browse by genre like piano music, rock, techno, instrumental, etc. If you use the advanced search option you will find that you can search by music that you can use for commercial purposes. It is amazing because it doesn't cost you anything and you get thousands of qaulity music tracks to choose from.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
      Originally Posted by countonuspr View Post

      This is the best website that I have found for free royalty free music. www.jamendo.com This site has thousands of royalty free music tracks that you can use and not have to pay anything for it. You can use their website to browse by genre like piano music, rock, techno, instrumental, etc. If you use the advanced search option you will find that you can search by music that you can use for commercial purposes. It is amazing because it doesn't cost you anything and you get thousands of qaulity music tracks to choose from.
      Countonuspr,

      Are you sure that you can use the music from that sire for commercial purposes?

      On Jamendo's license page it seems that a fee is required for commercial use.:confused:
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        Originally Posted by Kevin AKA Hubcap View Post

        Countonuspr,

        Are you sure that you can use the music from that sire for commercial purposes?

        On Jamendo's license page it seems that a fee is required for commercial use.:confused:
        Valid point. clarifying this could solve any legal issues that might occour in the future.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
      Originally Posted by countonuspr View Post

      This is the best website that I have found for free royalty free music. www.jamendo.com This site has thousands of royalty free music tracks that you can use and not have to pay anything for it. You can use their website to browse by genre like piano music, rock, techno, instrumental, etc. If you use the advanced search option you will find that you can search by music that you can use for commercial purposes. It is amazing because it doesn't cost you anything and you get thousands of qaulity music tracks to choose from.
      Countonuspr,

      Are you sure that you can use the music from that sire for commercial purposes?

      On Jamendo's license page it seems that a fee is required for commercial use.:confused:
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    • Profile picture of the author Pindich
      Originally Posted by countonuspr View Post

      This is the best website that I have found for free royalty free music. This site has thousands of royalty free music tracks that you can use and not have to pay anything for it. You can use their website to browse by genre like piano music, rock, techno, instrumental, etc. If you use the advanced search option you will find that you can search by music that you can use for commercial purposes. It is amazing because it doesn't cost you anything and you get thousands of qaulity music tracks to choose from.

      I agree That Jamendo is good but I find it really difficult when searching for tracks. Do you have any particular way that you use to get to good ones? Apart from using the genre to search, do you have any tip that can lead someone to good stuff easily?
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      Originally Posted by countonuspr View Post

      This is the best website that I have found for free royalty free music. www.jamendo.com This site has thousands of royalty free music tracks that you can use and not have to pay anything for it. You can use their website to browse by genre like piano music, rock, techno, instrumental, etc. If you use the advanced search option you will find that you can search by music that you can use for commercial purposes. It is amazing because it doesn't cost you anything and you get thousands of qaulity music tracks to choose from.
      very good resource to bookmark. Thanks
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    thanks all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
    Jamendo requires payment for commercial use. If you're using music from their site for commercial purposes without paying, you may run into some trouble.
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    • Profile picture of the author countonuspr
      Originally Posted by faxinator View Post

      Jamendo requires payment for commercial use. If you're using music from their site for commercial purposes without paying, you may run into some trouble.
      I hadn't seen that license before. I just assumed it was free because I saw the Creative Commons page on their webste. Jamendo : Creative Commons That was my mistake. Hey I love the signature!
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    • Profile picture of the author Pindich
      Originally Posted by Steven Carl Kelly View Post

      Jamendo requires payment for commercial use. If you're using music from their site for commercial purposes without paying, you may run into some trouble.

      Steven, I don't understand, InJamendo especially when you use the advanced search option stating that you want music you can use for commercial purposes and music you can alter, you get quit some options under the CC license. when it has a CC and they say we can use it commercially do we still have to pay.

      I also found out by reading the license that come with the album i.e after downloading that they say something like "Thank you for downloading this album!

      It’s FREE and LEGAL distribution by Jamendo"

      What do you think?

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        Originally Posted by Pindich View Post

        Steven, I don't understand, InJamendo especially when you use the advanced search option stating that you want music you can use for commercial purposes and music you can alter, you get quit some options under the CC license. when it has a CC and they say we can use it commercially do we still have to pay.

        I also found out by reading the license that come with the album i.e after downloading that they say something like "Thank you for downloading this album!

        It’s FREE and LEGAL distribution by Jamendo"

        What do you think?

        "
        Yes, some CC licenses mean you have to pay. You may have to pay to use for just personal use, or in some cases for both personal and commercial. a CC license intimates no-pay, but does not indicate no-pay.

        What is CC? - Creative Commons
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  • Profile picture of the author absbica
    what if I am just listening to regular music as a part of my normal everyday playlist while making a video, but its not intentional for being a part of the video?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
      Stock20.com has a good selection of original (they create their own) royalty-free music.

      Find something that suits your presentation (upbeat, motivating, mellow). Then, you can use Audacity to fade out (or down in volume) after the intro, so your voice is easily heard. At the end, use a fade in to bring the music back up for an uplifting ending.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    Digital Juice has a sale going right now:

    StackTraxx Layered Music Libraries by Digital Juice

    You'll year digital juice tracks in TV, Documentaries, Ads all the time.

    DJ is a major source in the industry for low cost materials with liberal licensing.
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    • Profile picture of the author countonuspr
      This is what confuses me here - http://www.jamendo.com/en/creativecommons The music all falls under the Creative Commons License. Now some of it cannot be used for commercial purposes, but as you will see on that page some of them allow you to use the music however you want, and some let you use it however you want only if you just give them credit for the song. Another marketer referred this source to me awhile ago, and I love it.

      I am not a lawyer though so I should check this out more in depth. Doesn't their license go against the Creative Commons if they make you pay for it. I could say OsCommerce is under the Creative Commons license, but then also have a licensing page and say it costs $100 to use this software. That is where I guess I got confused because of the Creative Commons message that is pushed on the website.

      What are your thoughts?
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by countonuspr View Post

        This is what confuses me here - Creative Commons licenses - Jamendo The music all falls under the Creative Commons License. Now some of it cannot be used for commercial purposes, but as you will see on that page some of them allow you to use the music however you want, and some let you use it however you want only if you just give them credit for the song. Another marketer referred this source to me awhile ago, and I love it.

        I am not a lawyer though so I should check this out more in depth. Doesn't their license go against the Creative Commons if they make you pay for it. I could say OsCommerce is under the Creative Commons license, but then also have a licensing page and say it costs $100 to use this software. That is where I guess I got confused because of the Creative Commons message that is pushed on the website.

        What are your thoughts?
        I just took a look at the jamendo.com site. From the TOS, it looks like at least part of the music offered is covered by the Creative Commons license. Individual songs may have different requirements, like attribution.

        Under the 'Professionals' menu, you also find jamendo pro, for which there is a fee.

        While I'm not a lawyer, nor have I ever played one, from my reading of the TOS you are in good shape as long as you stick to CC-licensed songs.
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      Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

      Digital Juice has a sale going right now:

      StackTraxx Layered Music Libraries by Digital Juice

      You'll year digital juice tracks in TV, Documentaries, Ads all the time.

      DJ is a major source in the industry for low cost materials with liberal licensing.
      You mean you'll 'hear' i think....
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    Awesome! Thanks for the amazing offer! Great tracks.

    I will use this in my video production. My clients won't know what hit them... All I can say is that this is a BadAss offer!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author twannahiga
    Will check out Jamendo for sure as some of their material provided is royalty free for web videos and some flash videos. Always best to seek out royalty free for such purposes, you can google and find some great stuff for free also! Thank you! :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author laurelwachtel
    A great suggestion from countonuspr, I have gotten free "elevator music" by googling royalty free music before and used in a training video I have used previously, it fit the bill quite nicely! My son has just introduced me to using the garageband tool on our mac to make royalty free music also, although I'm still getting the grips with it!
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    • Profile picture of the author Pindich
      Hi Norb, thanks for the freebies collection of music. you offered. I just wish to know if there are any limitations on the usage of your collection? Can I use them for example as background music for commercial videos? I ask because there was no instruction in the folders I downloaded.

      Also the other ones you are selling for $27 each do I have a license that permits me to use them commercially?

      Overall I like the music yo produce.
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          Thanks Man, I appreciate it very much. more grease to your elbow
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    A CC License does NOT mean OK to use for anything. There are different levels of CC licenses. For example 3.0 means NO commercial use and personal use WITH attribution ONLY. Sometime various artists or tracks may include less restrictions, but CC was only created to allow for licenses less restrictive than 'Copyright'. Some CC licenses are just as strict. Some are not.

    JewelBeat.com
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    • Profile picture of the author donhx
      I bought music, sound effects and video clip libraries from Digital Juice several years ago and use stuff from them nearly every week. They may be a little pricey, but you get top quality and it is legal to use for any purpose. All my stuff is video/web-related, but I have seen their backgrounds and other items on TV commericals.

      One of the things I like best about Digital Juice MusicBox is that each tune comes in 3 or more lengths... intros (10 seconds), bumpers (30 seconds) or background (3-4 minutes). They have all sorts of libraries, from classical to rock and roll. Worthwhile stuff. I can pull anything off my shelf and use it for my own projects or client projects, and its pretty painless.
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        Originally Posted by donhx View Post

        I bought music, sound effects and video clip libraries from Digital Juice several years ago and use stuff from them nearly every week. They may be a little pricey, but you get top quality and it is legal to use for any purpose. All my stuff is video/web-related, but I have seen their backgrounds and other items on TV commericals.

        One of the things I like best about Digital Juice MusicBox is that each tune comes in 3 or more lengths... intros (10 seconds), bumpers (30 seconds) or background (3-4 minutes). They have all sorts of libraries, from classical to rock and roll. Worthwhile stuff. I can pull anything off my shelf and use it for my own projects or client projects, and its pretty painless.

        Digital juice is the ants pants. My nephew sells his own music and sat em down over a few beers and showed me how to use it. Insane.

        Once you know how it really works, then you will be flabbergasted.
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    Kevin macleod...free just give him credit. Google him.
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    Try Audio Jungle

    Tons of music files made for videos - and they're cheap too.
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    I completely agree with the recommendation for Ginny Culp. Here's one link. She's got a great, inexpensive package of audio available here and it's for a good cause -- helping her parents out of a dire situation.

    Get your audio for a low price, and help a fellow Warrior who needs it. Win-win.

    Edit: I just noticed that this thread was started a long time ago.
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    Thanks for the great info in this thread. Its exactly what I have been looking for.
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    Try kevin macleod at incompetech.com

    you can use it for anything at all in return for a credit (on video or just in text on page), if you can't give a credit you can pay a small fee.
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    Just stumbled across this thread and thought id ad this link for reference.
    Instant Background Music. Background Music Download Royalty Free Instrumental Songs For Multimedia Productions
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    kevin macleod at incompetech.com and deviantart.com were so good and attracting you should try these ones.
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    Might have already been mentioned?

    Youtube has a bunch of free background music, when you go to edit the videos audio online.
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    Try the Epic Meal Time music. Good stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author JorgeLuis
    Just to go DanoSongs (google it).

    That guy offer incredible Free Royalty music that you can use for any purpose.
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    google musco sound

    he does an awesome job with background music
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    I like using Audio Jungle. Their music is really nice and they offer a free one every month
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    I think Audio Jungle is a good choice, too. Just make sure the music matches your presentation and the particular mood you want to create. Good vibes to you!
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      I checked out Digital Juice and I must say - Ho. Lee. Crap! I would not have known about it were it not for Warrior Forum. The site is simply amazing.

      Also, if you've not found pond5.com yet, there's a lot of great audio content there. Some of it is pricey, but I've found some quality short clips for $5 that are just right for video intros and outros. And that's really the key is to look for shorter clips, in my opinion.

      AudioJungle, which has already been mentioned here, has very good material as well. However, it all hovers around the $13 to $18 price point each which is beyond what I'm willing to spend for a training video intro and out. Don't miss their weekly free clip, however. Over time you can amass a pretty good library of royalty free music. Envato, which owns AudioJungle, ThemeForest, and several others, all have a free item per week. Pretty sweet.

      Hope that helps somebody like this thread helped me.

      Cheers.
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    Ginny Culp has some great music that can be used for your background music. I have purchased some of her products. Besides her, I don't really know anyone else.
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    Not sure why this old thread was resurrected...

    But I'll add my experience in - I've used JewelBeat 99¢ Royalty free background music for video, film, website, games. Instrumental production music clips. on a bunch of different projects - if you sift through, you can find something fitting for most any project; once you purchase, the $0.99 license allows for commercial-use.
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    You can check out some royalty free music by clicking the link below:

    Royalty Free Music | Ray The Video Guy Membership
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Pottle
    Hi!
    When my friend, Roy and I did a video a couple of years ago for a Charity Monte Carlo Rally, I found an up and coming local band who had just produced an almost exclusively instrumental album ideal for our purposes. I emailed them directly and just asked their permission to use the music.
    They loved the idea as it gave them free advertising on youtube plus we got a fantastic backing track. The video is here if anyone is interested:
    Chris and Roy Monte Carlo Madness.avi - YouTube
    My advise , therefore, is give a local band a chance to get their name and music 'out there'.Cheers. Chris
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    Hey Guys,

    If you're looking for Free Video HD Backgrounds - I put together 25 of them, you can use.
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      Originally Posted by ddpromo1 View Post

      If you're looking for Free Video HD Backgrounds - I put together 25 of them, you can use. They are samples of different scenes you could use, for Leadpages, sales pages, videos, etc.

      Self promotion is not allowed in this discussion forum. Bumping an old thread about background music to promote your video backgrounds is not allowed. Please read the forum rules.

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  • Profile picture of the author Moraldikson
    It depends on the topic of your videos. Many video editing software have sample background music for you to choice. Like Filmora Video Editor which I am using right now, it has lot of amazing background music in its default library and onlne sources library as well. I can easily find what music I want and I can easily add them to my video.

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