MUSIC FOR USE IN FINAL CUT PRO X??

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    • #69116
      AvatarSLP
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      SO I HAVE FINAL CUT PRO X, BUT I HAVE NO MUSIC ON IT THAT I CAN USE FOR VIDEOS. I SEARCHED THE INTERNET AND FOUND ROYALTY FREE MUSIC, BUT IT SEEMS CRAZY TO SPEND $30 FOR ONE SONG THAT I'D PROBABLY USE ONCE.

       

      IS THERE ANY SOFTWARD OUT THERE, OR DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE TO GET BUNDLES OF MUSIC FOR USE WITH FINAL CUT PRO.  I'M USING A MACBOOK PRO.

    • #208344
      Avatarklookfilm
      Member

      Hey SLP,

      In the world of royalty free prices can get crazy quick. I will try to answer your question(s) in a couple parts for ease of reading:

       

      -"free stuff"

      There are plenty of places on the net to get free royalty free stuff and depending on your project will determine what is right for you. I can't stop recommending Kevin McLeod and his website: incompetech.com  he has huge collections of music for use in just about anything most require only attribution if you don't want to buy royalty, and his prices are crazy good compared to most.

       

      Another route you could go is "public domain" anything created before 1923 is in the public domain so most classical music, hymns, and things like that, but new music can be released to the public domain for anyone to use how they see fit. A simple google search will render thousands of sites with public domain music, video, and images.

       

      -create your own

      Well I've gathered your on a budget as most of us are some of the tools I use are things like audacity, since you are on a mac you should have access to garage band if I'm not mistaken? I am a PC guy myself. I don't have much experience with creating music as I'm not a musician, but with today's technology anyone can do it look on youtube for guides or vimeo.

       

      I hope this helps.

      Justin Reto

      klookfilm

    • #208349
      AvatarDaniel Bruns
      Participant

      Hi SLP,

       

      Justin has made some great suggestions. I would definitely check out the companies that he mentioned.

       

      It's good to know up front that $30 for a song is actually not as expensive as you might think. In the past and even today, some royalty free music has cost as much as $1,000 to buy the rights for a film. Considering that, $30 is a steal!

       

      That being said, I have gone to the Free Music Archive in the past to get free music for my commercials and documentaries: http://freemusicarchive.org/ However, it will take a bit of digging to find music that will work for you on a site like this, but nothing beats free!

       

      An even better alternative is a website called Audio Jungle: http://audiojungle.net/. They have really high quality music and their prices are very reasonably priced (usually from $5 to $15). They are my typical go-to when I need a piece of music that I know will work for a commercial.

       

      My last recommendation would be PremiumBeat.com: http://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty_free_music/ Though most of their songs cost around $30 (which you balked at earlier), they are good songs with great production value. You may find that $30 is a steal when it comes to some of their music!

       

      Hope that helps!

       

      Dan Bruns

    • #208356
      AvatarSLP
      Participant

      forgot to mention.  I also found that good ole' Itunes has ROYALTY FREE MUSIC.  I typed it in and a bunch came up.  You can buy a lot of it in bulk priced from $5.99 to $9.99 for about 20 songs, or buy individual songs for $0.99.  Since I can upload those songs on to my ipod, I'll probably do a lot of searching there too.

    • #208359
      AvatarSLP
      Participant

      Wow! Thanks so much for the FREEMUSICARCHIVE Reference.  There are tons of free songs on there. I just went straight to the ALL TIME most used songs and there are tons of great ones.

    • #208363
      AvatarCville
      Participant

      Just a word of caution. Not all of the music on FREEMUSICARCHIVE is licensed for use with your video.  Be sure to check the pieces you choose for what use is approved. 

       

      If you haven't read it yet here is a link to the FAQ 

      http://www.freemusicarchive.org/faq

    • #208377
      Avatarrwbarna
      Participant

      There is also FreePlay Music for audio tracks.

      I asked, and as long as the work is not being used for commercial purposes, you don't need any further license.

       

    • #211711
      Avatartimmy1000
      Member

      I'm a little late to the party, but this might help others. There's a new place out there: http://jamlamb.com

       

      They have a few nice tracks (not many). There are a few that start around 9 bucks! Be aware they do have others that are a bit more pricy.

       

      Happy shooting!

    • #212936

      Great library of stock audio – http://www.elitestock.net
      High quality tracks from 10$
      Please visit!

    • #214442

      You don’t need to wait 50 years to use free music in your film or commercial projects. Royalty Free music is the way to go! This site offers all their great songs for free download for personal or educational use. for commercial applications, a small fee is required. http://www.freemusicpublicdomain.com/royalty-free-music/

    • #214814
      Avatarpaulears
      Participant

      I love these posts – Royalty Free music, with the emphasis on the word free that of course isn’t. About time people got to grips with copyright and learned that like in that link above, to use it in any way other than for yourself, means shelling out for the license to use it – Is there really such a thing as personal use when you then stick it on youtube for others to use? Same thing – what does educational use mean? Downloading a youtube video on the latest gadgets fitted to a multi-thousand pound Range Rover car is educational, but it’s designed to help sell a car – so is that really educational or promotional (or just marketing). It’s jus got so complex nowadays. Youtube just identified one of my productions as belonging to somebody else, and has added an advert and stopped me benefiting. Getting them to re-categorise it is taking a lot of time.

      I wish we could just categorise music for people to download as pay or not pay. The word ‘Free’ means no payment. Free music you pay for is just weird!

    • #216154
      AvatarArli
      Member

      Excellent article. Here’s another site royalty free music http://audioluck.com

    • #216199
      AvatarHicham
      Participant

      You can also check this one: https://www.musicscreen.org
      the use of the music is free for non commercial purpose, and there is licenses for commercial projects..

    • #216213
      Avatarlukenlow
      Member

      Or you can check here http://19216811-admin.com/192-168-0-1/ 192.168.O.1, but all the great ideas have already been voiced and I want to say thank you to everyone!

    • #216330
      Avataratza
      Member

      Here is a great library where you can get 100+ HQ royalty free tunes for as little as $50 USD (subscription) and you can use and reuse it:
      http://www.abcroyaltyfree.com/
      http://www.abcroyaltyfree.com/subscription.php
      Those people who make music have to live of something too:)

    • #278533
      AvatarSophialing
      Member

      iTunes library is one of the largest music source including iTunes music, audiobooks, Apple Music, and Audible audiobooks. If you would like to use some amazing music for editing in FCP, you can import audio files from iTunes library. Although some of audio files in iTunes library are encrypted, you can use some wonderful tool to remove it, such as DRmare Audio Converter from https://www.drmare.com/drm-audio-converter-for-mac. After that you can freely use this powerful music library using in Final Cut Pro. 

    • #278534
      Avatarpaulears
      Participant

      So you download the tool to remove the copy protection, and after that, you can illegally use the music for free. I hate spam posts – especially those that are designed to sound legit!

    • #298753
      Avatarecl
      Guest

      Hi All, Came across this thread and thought I could add, all the above has helped lots. I use FCP Audio

      Soundstacks


      £29.99 for 3 tracks all can be custom made and arranged in FCPX pretty cool and the licence is 100% included for any use!

      good day

    • #71107413
      AvatarAnnie Yazbeck
      Participant

      Would you like to use Spotify music on Final Cut Pro? If yes, you can use third-party software, like AudFree Spotify Converter (https://www.audfree.com/spotify-music-converter-mac/) to download Spotify files to local folder on your computer and convert them to Final Cut Pro compatible formats. And then it’s free to use Spotify music as background music in FCP.

    • #72003399
      Avatardangreen
      Participant

      I suggest MUSCONV tool to import music files from one platform to other such as amazon, spotify, deezer, tidal, soundcloud, itunes, etc

    • #72003402

      I like audiojungle.net the best. But if you need more then one song in a year check out artlist.io Think of it like Netflix for music. Best of luck.

      Utah Video Production

    • #72003477
      Avatarpaulears
      Participant

      Wow? Music is available everywhere. How much it costs is often but not always linked to the quality. Luckily we just produce music to order, at what we think is a good price for our clients. Fifteen years ago I wrote some music for Armistice day – commissioned for a satellite channel – 3 mins of slow camera pans across poppy fields and the war graves. Made me a few pounds each year till it stopped being used. This year I’ve found it twice on Youtube videos. I’ve made money on the recording, but after 15 years it still annoys me people just steal it. I sent one a message “Great music, very appropriate – where did you get it”. He answered – “I found it on the net”. Hmmmmmmm

    • #72006346
      AvatarSawsonic
      Participant

      If you’re looking for (free) royalty free music you could take a look at my website: https://www.sawsonic.com Most of the music is completely free to download and use!

    • #208351
      AvatarSLP
      Participant

      wow, thanks a million.

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