Where can I find free music for my game?

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Since I’m not much of a game musician myself, and can’t afford to hire one, I wonder: Is there any place from where I can get free music to put in my game? Of course, the rights to use the music in commercial sence should not be reserved, so that I know I have the permission from the owner of the music to use it. If you know of some site which has this I would be glad to know.


Links on thread

http://www.soundsnap.com
http://www.looperman.com/
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/
http://www.dancemidisamples.com
http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/
http://www.playonloop.com/
http://www.pond5.com

 
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NG audio portal then just get permission from the artist for commercial use.

 
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There are some great audio loops for games done by 8bitrocket.com and they are royalty free. I don’t think the ones on NG are…well atleast not most of them that I’ve seen.

 
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http://www.soundsnap.com

 
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Newgrounds is pretty good, though I also like jamendo.com, as it has songs as well as game music, some of the ambience/pschedelic stuff is good game material.

 
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http://www.looperman.com/

 
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http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/

 
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NG is more than enough. all you need is ask for permission.

 
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ya, NG rocks

 
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>off topic Jiggmin rox too!
>on topic NG is definitely enough

 
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http://www.dancemidisamples.com

 
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Kevin MacLeod’s music is pretty decent:
http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

 
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I asked for permission on newgrounds once. Once. lol but they just said “lol thanks for asking but it wasn’t necessary”. Basically, when downloading you agree to credit the artist when using it. It’s mainly a audio portal made for newgrounds so you give the artist a part of the money you earn, but idk how it is when you use their music on other sites.

 
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The Newgrounds music non-commercial attribution license makes no sense. NG acts like they want devs/animators to use the music on NG in their commercial games/movies but the license says no commercial use.

Just ask the artist.

 
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I find Newgrounds hard to navigate and with the annoying backgrounds it has doesn’t help :P

 
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Learn an instrument and make your own music using a free music maker, that’s how i roll! :D I recommend the piano.

 
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NG is the best

 
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NG is…okay, but maybe I’m just overly picky.

 
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A lot of the music on Newgrounds is amazing.

 
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If you want loop, watch this page:
http://www.playonloop.com/

 
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If you are prepared to pay a spot of money for music:
Pond5

 
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Have some freebies, on me. CC-by license, use em all you want. http://soundcloud.com/guiltypixel

 
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Lot’s of good suggestions on this thread. You can also give cgMusic a go. It’s the best automated music composing software I’ve seen so far.

 
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I’d just like to point out to you two that this thread was made 4 years ago…

 
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lolz you put playonloop. thats what i have been using before i read this post :P