[Free music for private or commercial use]

Free filmmusic for private or commercial use by one composer: https://filmmusic.io



The first link for filmmusic doesn’t have an English translation, at least I can’t find it. I would be looking for copyright release, or some sort of terms of service agreement, creative commons, etc.

The second site for Kevin MacLeod, which is stuff is all over YouTube Free Music Library. I thought I recognized the site. I do like Kevin’s stuff.

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Thanks for the post :slight_smile:

Much of the incompetech material and others can also be found here:


This site is also VERY useful, but do check the attribution requirements, not all is free for commercial use.


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I would like to recommend https://musopen.org

For more discussion, see - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1688066

See also the bottom of our Resources page.

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Great collection. How about a resources section in the forum, from where you can harvest the best links for the web page collection?

I’ve seen in other forums when there isn’t a section, the OP maintains a current list by constantly editing the original post adding more information or removing information. Since you started this thread, only you could keep editing the top post. It would be a great service.

Perhaps put the Shotcut Resources page at the very top of the list.

I can’t speak for the powers that be or others. Personally I would like to see a current list maintained. I’m sure over time links to sites will change. Not sure if editing the top post would push the topic to the top again. It might actually help users click the Bookmark option.

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I’ve seen many similar threads too, even on commercial forums. There is a Chinese tech vendor I use frequently that has it’s own popular forum where several threads have been started by different users collating together items which are directly or indirectly useful for certain purposes. These threads have turned out to be far more useful than the vendor’s own categorisation or search function and are actively supported by other users tagging the thread curators whenever they find something relevant. I’ve also noticed how often forum threads and articles collating similar information come up on searches and it won’t hurt this forum or SC itself to get a little extra free publicity.

If the OP isn’t up for curating such a thread, I’ll start one up and try to keep it up to date :slight_smile:

I mean this stuff doesn’t really belong under “Tutorials”, so a “Resources” catagory would help keeping things tidy here at the forum. Not a big deal.


Although I’ve had this site bookmarked for a few months now, I’ve just been through it quite thoroughly and I’m very impressed with their quality and attention to detail. I’m using chrome and a right click on the page allows me to select “translate the page into english” which was well worth it.
A great selection of high quality music in varying styles suitable for themes, incidental music and backgrounds.
You have to sign up and register yourself (and any customers) as licensees to legally use their music in commercial work, but doing so also allows you to DL the music as 320k MP3s or as WAVs as opposed to the 128k MP3s unregistered users get. They have a facility to donate a sum of your choosing for anything you use (if you can/wish to) and they also take paid commissions for music composed to your own specification.
Highly recommended!

I’ve been highly impressed with Free Music Archive.
I have not downloaded anything yet, but I love the layout and I’m still exploring artists.
I love the fact that it displays what each song has for a Creative Commons License.

Like this song, which I do plan on using in a future video: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/BenJamin_Banger/~/New_Horizons_
Has this license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

FMA was one of the first sites I found when looking for BGM and my both my channel theme and the BGM on my first video both came from there. It is great that the license details are all linked to the tracks, but it is REALLY frustrating to find the perfect track only to find it’s not available to be used the way you want it to :frowning:
On the other hand, the FMA listings do often include a method of contacting the arist(s) and some of them may grant you an extended license if you ask them directly.