Sunday, December 14, 2014

Here's royalty-free music anyone can afford


If you're Steven Spielberg and you need music for your next film project, you speed-dial John Williams, get out your checkbook and order up an Oscar-worthy score like the themes from Jaws, Star Wars or Saving Private Ryan.

But if you're someone with a tiny budget who just just needs to add some spark to a web video, app, video game or podcast, you need to check out Dan O'Connor.

O'Connor is a musician and composer who is ready to give you a package of 77 music tracks for the decidedly non-Hollywood price of $49.95.

The package contains MP3 audio files that represent the full spectrum of musical genres from power pop, acoustic guitar and piano to classical, jazz and reggae. And they come with a creative commons license, which means you are free to use the music for private or commercial purposes without paying any additional royalty fees. You can copy and distribute the music or remix and edit it. "The only thing you can't do," says O'Connor, "is claim yourself as the author or producer of the audio or resell the rights to use the music."

If YouTube flags your video because the music sounds too close to Beyonce or Billy Joel, O'Connor also has instructions on you to prove that it's not and that you have the rights to it.

To hear O'Connor's music and get the full story on his licensing offer, check out the package page at the Danosongs website.


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  1. Normally I get skeptical about buying royalty free music for less then $20 per track, but I'm glad there was a quick mention on what happens when your video gets flagged. Very reassuring =) and thank you!

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