Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Royalty Free Music

I was trying to put together a video today using Windows Live Movie Maker.  I’m not sure exactly what I did, but at some point it told me that I had not added any music and did I want to add some now.  Sure, why not.  So I started looking through my music files to find something appropriate.  How do you even know what music is appropriate for a video?


Well, obviously I don’t know, because the song I picked (because it didn’t have words – that was my reason) wasn’t right – or so my son said.  Then he pointed me to the Royalty Free Music available on incompetech.  I hadn’t heard of it before – of course, I’d never been looking for music for a video before – so I checked it out.  Sure enough, lots of music to choose from, free to use with attribution under a Creative Commons license.


I didn’t end up choosing anything because, while you can browse by genre and feel, I still didn’t know what I was looking for.  Maybe next time…