Sources of Free Downloadable Instrumental Music that's Okay for Commercial Broadcast?
April 6, 2010 5:14 PM Subscribe
Can you recommend sources for downloadable instrumental music that is free and legally can be used for commercial on-the-air use?
posted by WCityMike to media & arts (2 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My mother works in a hospital's marketing department and, as part of her job, puts together radio commercials for the hospital. She's seeking downloadable instrumental music that is free, music which it would be legally acceptable to use in commercial broadcast on a radio station (used as background music under the vocals). Any ideas/tips/URLs?
I'm going to point her to the Creative Commons site's search engine (it essentially is a portal site for the Creative Commons searches on eight different engines) and also suggest a Google search for ("public domain" "instrumental music"), but pointing her to a more specialized, directly on-point site (as opposed to search engine results) would be much better.
Also, free and downloadable is highly preferable, due to timing concerns, but if there's some central archive or purchasable CD/DVD ... something clip-arty or stock-footagey, like a clip art CD or a 'Getty Images', but for background music ... that isn't too expensive, a heads-up as to that would be useful for future use.
Finally, since I'm going to tell her to come check out the answers here ... hi, Mom!