Mar 26, 2009

Royalty Free Music for Presentations

While searching for royalty free music on the web I chanced upon a very good resource. It is a website by Kevin MacLeod. It has a large collection of music (compositions, not songs) created by Kevin. And it's royalty free. You just need to credit the composer in your presentation. All that Kevin actually asks for is a $5 voluntary donation, if you have used his composition.

The website allows you to search music by 'feel' and 'genre'. I found the search by 'feel' very useful. I was searching for a peppy & lively score and I got exactly what I needed when searching under the categories 'bouncy' and 'bright'. Explore the website and get what you are looking for.

Another interesting feature is that you can listen to a preview before downloading the entire song. Saved a lot of valuable time for me.

If you ever need a background score, try this website. Read the complete terms of use here & here. You can also get something called as Sans Attribution License (which you would require if you cannot credit the composer for some reason).

Do you know of any other good resource on the web offering royalty free music? Leave a comment.


  1. I saw your post regarding royalty free audio for presentations and thought I would add a few sites with free royalty free music and sound effects.

    On this page there is a collection of free royalty free music loops that are perfect of idents, stings or background music behind a voice-over. Available for personal and commercial use, no strings attached:
    Free Royalty Free Music Loops

    This page has thousands of free sound effects to download and use, organized into easy to search categories:
    Free Sound Effects

    This blog constantly posts new royalty free music and sounds effects that are available for use in personal and commercial projects:
    Royalty Free Music Clips

    Download and enjoy.

  2. Thanks a lot Mark. Its great to know of these free resources on the web.

  3. Hi Betty,

    Thank you for visiting and liking the blog. I would love if you share your personal experiences of seeing/making presentations from time to time.