About Music for Video
ange on 09/28/2012 at 06:00AM
Tracks to Sync is here with a new bushel of songs that video producers will find delicious. These are songs we drove out to the apple orchard to harvest, picked fresh off the trees, and brought home in a basket. They're crisp, cool, and want you to coat them in production caramel.
We think a lot of these tracks might work especially well as you prepare your entries for our video contest with the Prelinger Archives. That's because contest entries require that at least half the music you use come from the video-friendly materials in the Free Music Archive. To make sure the materials you use want to be shared, one trick is to use our "sync to video" search filter.
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. You can read more about the various Creative Commons lisence combinations here, and check out our help and faq for more information. If you're not sure whether your use is pre-cleared by a particular license, it's always a good idea to reach out to the artist directly. Click the "i" button below to view the license along with a URL or email address where you can secure 'more permissions.'
3. Revolution Void (website, CC BY) - High energy electronic music with live improvisations. A cartoony voice repeats the phrase "How Exciting!" in the first half of the track, and returns at the very end.
5. Dexter Britain (website, CC BY-NC-SA) - Contemporary classical music. Sounds like an introduction, a beginning. Note that this artist asks that you attribute Dexter Britain as the composer/writer in your projects with a link back to his website. You can license this music for commercial use here.
7. Jared C. Balogh (website, CC BY-NC-SA) - Like looking through a window, and noticing your own reflection. There is a lot happening in any given Balogh composition, but always with a fantastic sense of minimalism. More Info.
8. Mean Moon (website, CC BY-NC-SA) - Celestial chillout. An icy digital groove for spinning satellites.
9. Psychedelic Pedestrian (website, CC BY-NC) - Night beach chillout. Downtempo ambient orchestral waves.
11. Asthmatic Astronaut (website, CC BY-NC-SA) - Sinuous, emotional, melodic synths and crisp, heavy hip-hop and electro beats. The song deconstructs itself at 1:30 and then pulls itself back together. Music for reinvention.
You can find a list of all of the music featured in Tracks to Sync over the years here.
This series is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.