Need some rockin’ tunes for your video intro? Soft, lovely music to add to the background of your coaching audios?
Here are some fabulous resources for free and royalty free music clips.
A couple of helpful notes for you about these sources (ha ha, notes, get it?):
* Free means the music is free to use, usually as long as you credit the musician. Be sure to read the terms.
* Royalty free means that you purchase the music for a one-time fee instead of owing money each time the music is played (royalties). Again, be sure to read the specific terms.
Incompetech (free): my favorite place to find music. It’s Creative Commons licensed and well done.
Dan-O Songs (free): lots of mp3s in a variety of styles that you can use free with credit under Creative Commons license, or just $10 to use without credit.
ccMixter (free): another Creative Commons licensed search site, has an area specifically for music that’s okay to use commercially.
FreeMusicArchive (free): music shared here falls under a variety of licenses, so be sure to check the license for the track you like.
Jewel Beat (royalty free): 99 cents for music tracks. Some Creative Commons licensed free downloads.
Partners in Rhyme (royalty free): sound effects, tracks and collections available.
SquarePeach (royalty free): unlimited use license. Easy to preview clips because everything for each category is on one page.
Audio Jungle (royalty free): loops start as low as $1 a piece, awesome variety because this is a site where any musician can sign up to sell through. Also features a monthly free file.
Neo Sounds (royalty free): wide selection, searchable by genre, mood, or instrument.
Footage Firm (royalty free and some free): offers sound effects as well as music loops.
Music Bakery (royalty free): from music giant BMI. High quality and easy to navigate.
Audio Micro (royalty free): 200,000+ tracks and sound effects. Free sound effects section.
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