good background music for videos?

Profile picture of the author absbica by absbica Posted: 01/14/2009
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
#background #good #music #videos

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

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

    Mark
  • Profile picture of the author countonuspr
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
    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:
  • Profile picture of the author innocent07
    innocent07
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
    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:
  • Profile picture of the author absbica
    absbica
    thanks all.
  • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author absbica
    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?
  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author countonuspr
    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?
  • Profile picture of the author countonuspr
    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!
  • Profile picture of the author innocent07
    innocent07
    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....
  • Profile picture of the author RockstarBen
    RockstarBen
    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!!!
  • Profile picture of the author twannahiga
    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! :-)
  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author laurelwachtel
    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!
  • Profile picture of the author Pindich
    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?
  • Profile picture of the author Pindich
    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!

    ItÂ’s FREE and LEGAL distribution by Jamendo"

    What do you think?

    "
  • Profile picture of the author DogScout
    DogScout
    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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