I mentioned this quite a while back, but I still haven't found an acceptable answer. I'm recording a series of audio tracks for CDs. I intend to sell the CDs. I've been looking for free or cheap music to use as an intro and exit. Sort of a theme song type thing. I've checked all the royalty-free web sites and listened to dozens of songs. The big problem is, though the music is royalty-free, it's not free. The license at some of the sites do not allow commercial use at all, and others charge hundreds of dollars for commercial applications. I'd love to find something I could use for all my recordings, and even as intro music for live speaking events. Sure am having a tough time finding it though. Money is tight right now and I need something reasonable.
The crazy thing is, I contacted a couple of sites about the specific uses allowed under their license and was told both times they could not give out legal advice. I told them I wasn't asking for legal advice, I was asking for clarification on their OWN license. I received the same reply- we can't give out legal advice.
Any suggestions, ideas, or help would be greatly appreciated... otherwise my theme song might end up being me whistling my own creation!
Have you tried Fiverr.com ?
I went there a few weeks ago after seeing an article on Fox Business where the site was mentioned... I'm trying to be very frugal as I promote my iPhone app, and am amazed at some of the talent there. Do a search for music... look for musicians with high ratings... just a thought...
Here is a sample of what I've gotten if you're interested - this voice-over artist wrote and recorded this audio for me (which I've already run on a California radio station - also purchased on Fiverr). PLEASE ignore the video slideshow - I'm just now playing around with Windows Movie Maker and this was my first attempt at attaching audio to a slideshow - it's still a work in progress.
Audio/Radio spot - purchased on Fiverr (this links to the 'movie' on my facebook page; when I redo the slideshow, I'm putting it on youtube, but it's not ready yet....)
I have have luck with
Thanks, but what I'm looking for is beyond the scope of Fiverr.com. I need an orchestral piece... way more than an individual and a guitar. Perhaps the server for Freemusicarchive is down right now- I can't get to them whether by the link, through Google, or otherwise. That may be one of the sites I've already checked- can't remember, but I'll recognize it if I can see it.
I've used Music Bakery for all the intros and outtros on all my audio products. They have an amazing array of music selections - you can choose 15 sec, 30 sec, 60 sec and so on and typically we pay about $30 for what we use on a CD. Wonderful and easy site to use.
Nice call Dan!
I second Music Bakery. Phenomenal selection. Easy site to navigate and super reasonable prices.
Thank you Dan!! I KNEW you'd have the answer!