September 16, 2014 at 12:38AM

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Good Places for free ($$$-wise) royalty-free music?

Awhile ago I stumbled upon this amazing music site that seemed to me to be totally legit and legal. It was mainly $$$-free royalty free music. It was arranged in a grid format and it had a bunch of options. I really kind of forget what it looks like now, in fact I've forgotten what it was called. If anyone knows what site I'm talking about, or knows of any good sites at all for $$$-free royalty-free music for that matter, please let me know. Searching "free royalty free music" doesn't bring up much, I think mostly because it thinks the two 'frees' are redundant. Anyway, thanks!!

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Not too sure about free sites but I have used sites like:

Premiumbeat.com
Pond5.com
Themusicbed.com

Again, these aren't free sites but if you're working on client based jobs then factoring these into your costs is a good option.

September 16, 2014 at 4:36PM, Edited September 16, 4:36PM

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Alex Quinn
Cinematographer / Drone Operator/ Editor/ Colorist
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Both youtube and vimeo have FREE options. Mind you, you get what you pay for. As far as (not free, as in $) royalty-free music goes, I second Alex Quinn - themusicbed.com offers quality music for cheap (considering what licensing fees normally cost). And they have integrated customer service to walk you thru the buying process if you're a little foggy about what licensing rights you need for your project.

September 22, 2014 at 2:11AM

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http://freemusicarchive.org/ by any chance? It has the grid search -- move the mouse to "by genre" and you'll see options: jazz, classical, electronic, etc.

On a separate note I get my music done by folks on Craigslist -- $20 can buy you some nice guitar riffs. Plus supports the community! Try it!

September 22, 2014 at 8:25PM

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Alex Zakrividoroga
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There's a new site out called Total Soundtrack. Buddy of mine is doing the composition. Super good quality for really cheap.

BUT they also have a few free downloads. check em out

http://www.totalsoundtrack.com

September 25, 2014 at 1:10PM

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James Smithton
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Thanks for your replies everyone! I have looked into the Music Bed but the one site I found seemed like the best option for me right now.

September 30, 2014 at 3:32PM

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Torsten Pearson
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Finding cheap good music is as good as impossible... I've spent hours and hours trying to find the right song for different clients. Most often you will end up settling for something that's "good enough"...

The Music Bed is a really good option, but if your client is a big company then you are fucked anyway because then the license wont be cheap anymore.

If you have any music playing friends, maybe try getting them involved?

October 2, 2014 at 9:56AM

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Viktor Ragnemar
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Mobygratis.com

"Welcome to mobygratis
This site is a resource for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short.

Moby has made a selection of over 150 tracks from his huge catalog of music available to licence for free, via a simple online application system.

To begin just create a new account, browse the catalog and fill in your application for the tracks you would like to use. You should receive a response to your application within 24 hours.

Once you have finished your film, you can share it with the mobygratis community by uploading to YouTube or Vimeo and adding it here. Connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo and Google+"

http://www.mobygratis.com/

October 9, 2014 at 8:30PM

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Zan Shin
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There's some great, obscure and unique music (alternative, prog rock, comedy, etc) available for free download at http://www.freemusicpublicdomain.com
Their entire catalog of music is limited but it's all royalty free.

December 1, 2015 at 12:55AM, Edited December 1, 12:55AM

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Rick Costello
Music Producer
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We do a lot of cool things with royalty free music at https://www.909music.com/

We are more than just a music library. At 909 Music as a video producer you can post a request for exactly the kind of music you need and get music delivered to you straight in your inbox. If you're registered you'll get relevant music in your dashboard based on the style and mood of the video you are working on, that's how intelligent our algorithm is.

15,000+ tracks
550+ composers

Give it a shot at: https://www.909music.com/

December 7, 2015 at 4:29AM, Edited December 7, 4:32AM

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Hi Torsten,
Here is a new website with only Free + Royalty Free Music...
www.be-tunes.com
All is under Copyleft (Creative Commons Attribution) License...
My favourite because there's only one license, the most free to use... :)

February 27, 2017 at 4:37AM

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