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antde5

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um, dunno if this is the right place to post lol, but could anybody help me find some free non-copyrighted music for download. Im needing to use it in my filmgroup as we plan on putting a DVD up for sale, but i am not having much luck finding any music. it would be much appreciated. thankyou.
 

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I think you'll have a really tough time finding music that has no strings attached, even stuff that you can download for free is usually copyrighted.

When you think about it, why would an artist allow someone to download his music for free, then sell it?
 

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there are people out there that do it, ive found one site, but the music isnt what im looking for.
 
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These are not copyrighted at all:
http://www.pdinfo.com/

There is also copyrighted music that you may be allowed to use (know that these are free to download, you aren't necessarily allowed to use them in your DVD without permission, especially if its a commercial DVD):
http://etree.org/index.html
http://bt.etree.org/

Also check soundclick.com ,some of their artists will allow you to use their tracks.

why would an artist allow someone to download his music for free, then sell it?
Same reason linux developers allow anyone to download their software for free and sell it.
 

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These are not copyrighted at all:
http://www.pdinfo.com/
Sure, but any performance of those songs is probably copyrighted. All he can do with this info is perform the song yourself.

There's lots of free music for download, but most of it would not be something that you could resell without the author's permission. As I said before, and I stand by the statement, there won't be much you can download with no strings attached.
 

antde5

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ach! i give up lol, ill go buy a copyright free CD. i found a site, u buy a album with i think about 20 hours of music for about £100/£125 and u can use it 4 anything u want, even to make monbey
 
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brendandonhu said:
These are not copyrighted at all:
http://www.pdinfo.com/
using your link i found the following to be of some interesting and informative reading.

Do I have to work from a copy of a work with a 1922 or earlier copyright date?

The problem is that it is virtually impossible to securely determine that a work is in the public domain in the USA unless you have a copy of the work with a copyright date of 1922 or earlier. Most recognizable public domain songs have hundreds of arrangements of the song which are still under copyright protection, and in many instances the arranger has significantly changed the melody or lyrics from public domain versions.
http://www.pdinfo.com/faq.htm
 
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If its free of copyright, you should be able to download the same CD (if you can find it, anyway.)
 
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antde5 said:
ach! i give up lol, ill go buy a copyright free CD. i found a site, u buy a album with i think about 20 hours of music for about £100/£125 and u can use it 4 anything u want, even to make monbey

Thats not a copyright free CD---thats what we call a royalty free disk that gives you the right (with certain restrictions) to use that music in your production without paying for each drop of the needle. Have you considered buying a program like Acid, and creating your own COPYRIGHT FREE music using a huge library of loops. You would be surprised what good results even non-musicians can get.
 

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i used to have one called music 200, quite lame lol. i have Adobe Audition, the only problem is i dont know where to get any loops...
 
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