If you’ve ever needed background music for a video, slide show or other type of presentation, music from Incompetech.com may be your answer.

Everything offered on the site is royalty free, meaning it can be used in any project. The only requirement is to attribute correctly. That means you have to simply list this: “Music: Kevin MacLeod.”

Music on the site is broken into genres or you can sort by “feel.”

We found ourselves playing samples from each section and just imagining how they could be used. Take a look or more specifically a listen at http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/index.html

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Why do you allow people to use your music and don’t charge for it?
There are many reasons. The cost for me to share music is low, and the benefits are high. There are a lot of schools with no money, and plenty of film makers who want to have music – but can’t afford to clear copyrights from the existing systems that are set up. I believe that copyright is badly broken , so I chose a license that allows me to to give away the rights I wish to surrender. We really have no hope of overturning the existing copyright situation, but we can and are creating an alternate body of works that are able to compete with them. In time, I hope that Creative Commons (and similar alternatives to standard copyright) will be common and successful enough to be the dominant choice for artists’ new creative works. If you hold tightly to your creative works, they become impossible to share. If your art isn’t experienced by people, it serves no purpose in society.

Is this music in the Public Domain?
No. Though some of the baroque and classical compositions are in the public domain; these recordings are not.

Did you write all of these?
Yes. Exceptions are clearly marked (e.g. Beethoven). I did produce all of these.

Is there sheet music available?
Rarely. Exceptions are noted in the descriptions.

Can I change your music?
Yes, you can sing over, chop, splice, compress, lengthen, and add instruments to anything you like. You MUST make it clear in the credits which parts are yours, and which parts are mine. There is no need to mention if you cut and splice.

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