Music for Video
About Music for Video
ange on 01/30/2013 at 08:58AM
Cozy up next to your space heater's comforting humm, rest a warm laptop over your thighs, and use your headphones as earmuffs as you enjoy a collection of instrumentals made by machines. For our latest Music for Video selection, a mix of beeps, buzzes, clicks and whirrs. Few of these sounds come from an instrument you learned in band class. They are perfect for your sexy robot love stories, hackday montages, and lonely urban sunrises.
1. Asthmatic Astronaut (website, CC BY-NC-SA) - The chill dance party that must go on inside our computer towers. These colorful wires have moves you've never seen before.
3. Leggysalad (website, CC BY-NC-SA) - This track has the amazing ability to infuse sentimental feelings the present moment. It's a flashback of your happiest moments spliced together into an sonic Facebook album.
7. Johnny Haway (website, CC BY-NC) - The soundtrack to forward momentum. The title of this track is "My Gun Do Error." Once your ears identify phrase in the notes of the song, it will either ruin it for you or make you love it more.
8. Blue Ducks (website, BY-NC-SA) - Music for strutting down a dirt road at the start of your hero's journey. Distorted voices get mixed in around 1:30, and are swept away after at 2:00. Watch out DJs, after the track ends a clip plays that uses the F word.
11. Mincemeat or Tenspeed (website, CC BY-NC-SA) - This is what it would sound like if a rusting robot army made dance music. A exploration of complex sonic textures that can be used in so many ways, even a DIY Vitamin water lesson.
Before using any Creative Commons music for a project, you need to make sure you follow the track's license in order to avoid copyright infringement. To do this, just click on the track names and look on the right hand side of your screen. You can read more about the various Creative Commons license combinations here, and check out our help and faq for more information.
You can find a list of all of the music featured in Music for Video here.
This series is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.