A film without music is like a man without a soul. The problem is for a student film, you often don’t have much of a budget to spend on hiring a composer or licencing music. Though those are the best options, you can sometimes get away with using free music. Just be prepared to sort though a lot of – let me say – less than quality music.
Today I want to highlight 3 of the best places I know of to get free music for your films:
- The YouTube Audio Library
Youtube has thousands of free songs you can download and use. Just make sure to keep track which of the different licences the tracks are under. Each track has instructions on whether you are required to include an attribution or not.
- The Vimeo Music StoreThe Vimeo Music Store also has lots of free tracks available for download. Under “Price Range” in the search filter, select “free”.
- The Wistia Music LibraryWistia has recently been adding more music to their library. Currently they have two albums available for download.
Have a place you like to get music? Post it in the comments!