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Old May 18th, 2010, 07:02 PM   #1
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is there any 'free' royalty free music loops/music websites out there.

Most of them a stupid prices

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Old May 18th, 2010, 08:26 PM   #2
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Not too many free sites but there are some very reasonably priced ones. Check out the Smartsounds Sonicfire library, huge selection and quite reasonable. Magnatunes.com has some very nice music at reasonable prices as well. You wouldn't do video work for free, would ya? Why expect anyone who has any decent music chops to give away their talents?
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Old May 18th, 2010, 09:07 PM   #3
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film music | mobygratis.com

there is a sign up required and a few loops to jump but,
he can give you licence to use his tracks.

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Old May 18th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #4
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The Smartsounds library is affordable, but read the licensing agreement. The standard royalty fees on anything that achieves mass distribution or broadcast don't apply, so your license basically limits you to wedding, corporate.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 03:53 AM   #5
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Tried Digital Juice Stack Traxx? inexpensive, customizable and royalty-free.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 10:06 AM   #6
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In the UK, a CD from AKM Music costs somewhere in the 20 range for 12 or more tracks.

I also have Digital Juice Staxtraxx; they run a lot of offers to buy multiple volumes, you can do pretty well for around $100 sometimes. Watch out for UK import duty though.

Totally free (i.e. no charge at all) tends to be totally not very good.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 05:11 PM   #7
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The Smartsounds library is affordable, but read the licensing agreement. The standard royalty fees on anything that achieves mass distribution or broadcast don't apply, so your license basically limits you to wedding, corporate.
I don't think tha's quite true - I don't have one right handy in front of me but as I recall, unless you're using it in an ad that runs on national network broadcast or in a film getting first-run theatrical release you can use Smartsoud tracks pretty much anywhere without additional fees.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 12:53 PM   #8
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I think Steve is right on this. If your project should go nationwide broadcast the broadcaster arranges for further liscensed usage based on the cue sheet. Same for the distributor who purchases your project to run in a nationwide theatre chain.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 01:01 PM   #9
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i have an alternate solution; try contacting some indie or small bands, and give them credit. works for me.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 06:09 PM   #10
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I think this thread covers ALL the bases, almost ad nauseum. Try this for your answer:

Royalty-Free Music BEST Place?
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 01:42 AM   #11
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Noting worthwhile is free.
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 10:12 AM   #12
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It bears noting that Royalty Free does not translate to FREE. You may have to purchase a product or music itself, but in a royalty free set-up the usage thereafter is indeed Free of Royalties.

Some Royalty Free music is very nice indeed. In addition, I have asked nicely and been given royalty free rights to a cut or two of original music by the musician, making my use "Royalty Free" and the music was PERFECT for my intended use in a documentary.

As for the various contract rules for some of the "Royalty Free Music" out there, that matter has been extensively discussed in this forum, and before folks go jumping off on the various schemes for SONY, DJ or SMARTSOUND a little research will prevent a lot of misinformation.
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