Stock Music Library Sources

stock music import girl headphones road filmakr beautiful user interface design audio soundtrack tech technology iphone app imageFilmakr can apply a music track to the part of your Filmstrip between the Intro/Outro Areas. Filmakr comes with three pieces of music included. But where can you go to get quality stock music? If you’re looking for music to import into Filmakr, here are some options….

PAID: Stock Music Libraries

For music libraries which are organized by genre and theme Extreme Music, APM and Opus 1 Music are some of the most extensive archives. You can download preview tracks for free with an audio watermark. You only pay once you use the music track.

Extreme Music
“The undisputed heavyweights of production music. An unorthodox powerhouse that pound for pound packs a punch that leaves the competition on the ropes begging for mercy.”

APM Music
With over 40 diverse libraries, APM has the largest, deepest and broadest music collection in the industry–over 475,000 tracks

Opus 1 Music
Opus 1 Music is the world’s fastest growing independent production music library and licensing company, currently representing over 100,000 tracks of pre-cleared music for use in every type of media. Their catalogs include music of all styles and genres. From orchestral scores to urban grooves, country twang to classical grandeur, authentic jazz and blues to edgy alternative and hard rock. Just about anything else you could possibly imagine.

Songs To Your Eyes

Songs To Your Eyes is one of the worlds leading production music catalogues, licensing music to some of the biggest film trailers, commercials, TV shows & other visual media. With distribution in over 50 countries, their artists/composers/producers get their music used on projects world wide and get paid for their creations.

PAID: Subscription Music Libraries

Audio Blocks is the first subscription-based resource providing unlimited downloads of royalty-free production music, sound effects, and loops. Download anything you want, and use it in any type of project forever.

PAID: Custom Music

The Music Bed
Musicbed is a team of creatives who represent over 650 indie musicians and composers for sync licensing and custom scores. They’ve built a platform based on discovery, where filmmakers and creative teams can find the perfect song for their project. And in return support some of the world’s best musicians.

PAID: Royalty Free Stock Music Licensing

These sites let you download preview music tracks with an audio watermark. If you use a track, you pay for either a standard or extended license.

Premium Beat provides exclusive, high-quality tracks and sound effects for use in new and traditional media projects. They work with professional composers from around the world to ensure its library remains high quality and constantly expanding. Thousands of tracks in more than 30 styles. They have simplified music licensing. Purchase a license online with a credit card or Paypal account. Download your music immediately. Licenses are honored worldwide and valid for perpetuity.

Pond5 connects artists selling and media makers seeking video clips, images, music tracks, sound effects, and more

Audio Jungle
Over 360K audio files. Corporate, commercial, cinematic, ambient.

Offers a free track of the month.

FREE Stock Music & Creative Commons

Finding free, legal music for your online videos isn’t as difficult as you might think. You want to make sure that you don’t break any copyright laws. One great approach is to get music that falls under a Creative Commons license. This means you’re free to use them as long as you follow the guidelines established by the artist.

This site was created by composer Kevin MacLeod. Lots of music, categorized by genre and feel. All the music on the site is free to use for your film soundtrack. Kevin just asks that you place a credit within your film.

Sound Cloud
This sonic social network has a special section just for tracks that were uploaded under a Creative Commons license.

YouTube Audio Library
A library of pre-approved tracks you can use in your video.

Vimeo Music Store
Vimeo also has a catalog of songs. Some of them are free, others start at $1.99 per download.

Dan-O is a composer that offers his original songs for free. You can use his songs for free in your film if you link to his site or include a credit in your film.

Moby Gratis
Well-known artist Moby provides some of his music free to use, provided your film is non-commercial or non-profit.

Partners In Rhyme
Some of the royalty free music on Partners In Rhyme costs money. They’ve got a selection of free music loops and full-length tracks for free download as well.

Public Domain 4U and Musopen
When content falls into the public domain it means that there are no longer any intellectual property rights attached to them. Because the rights have expired or been forfeited. Public domain music can be used in any way.

Beatpick offers a selection of licensed music for free for use in non-commercial or non-profit productions.