Without music, videos are often bland however a perfect song can increase the emotion and add excitement, fear or sadness that your film need. There are many sites that offer "royalty-free music" however they often cost about $50 a song. The best way I've found to get awesome royalty free music for free or under creative commons is Soundcloud.com. Now of course you have to put their names in the credits but that's a reasonable price to pay for some of the high quality songs you can get.
The first step to getting this music is finding it. There are thousands of songs on soundcloud, possibly millions.
"Searching "film scores" is a good place to start on your search"
Searching "film scores" is a good place to start on your search of course if you have something in mind like a rock song for an action scene, go ahead and search "rock" to start.
"Don't forget to write down or rename the song with the artist's name so that you remember to credit him/her."
There are many ways to increase your music library's size, however I find soundcloud to be the easiest and actually one of the highest quality ones. In fact, I actually have some of my own film scores under creative commons on soundcloud.
" check out some of my creative common songs;
Zachary Will is an Award-Winning Filmmaker creating short films and content for the Internet as the owner of Riverside Studios. He has a Bachelor's in Film from Full Sail University. He has worked on productions for companies like Webmd, Sears, Home Depot, Six Flags and more!
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