good background music for videos?

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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
#internet marketing #background #good #music #videos
  • 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

    Mark
  • 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.
    • 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:
    • 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:
    • 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?
  • Profile picture of the author absbica
    thanks all.
  • 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.
    • 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!
    • 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!

      Itís FREE and LEGAL distribution by Jamendo"

      What do you think?

      "
  • 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?
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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?
    • Profile picture of the author 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
    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
    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 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 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
    • 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.
  • Profile picture of the author JennSpencerIM
    Kevin macleod...free just give him credit. Google him.
  • Profile picture of the author RichKent
    Try Audio Jungle

    Tons of music files made for videos - and they're cheap too.
  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    I've used Yopo Music Royalty Free Production Music Library | UK's NON-MCPS Music Library | DOWNLOAD NOW or NEXT DAY CD for many years now and have always been happy with the results.
  • Profile picture of the author Zabrina
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author bertuseng
    Thanks for the great info in this thread. Its exactly what I have been looking for.
  • Profile picture of the author julesw
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author stoltingmediagroup
    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
  • Profile picture of the author design2convert
    kevin macleod at incompetech.com and deviantart.com were so good and attracting you should try these ones.
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Might have already been mentioned?

    Youtube has a bunch of free background music, when you go to edit the videos audio online.
  • Profile picture of the author DrewG

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