February 21, 2011

Royalty Free Stock Music

One of the coolest things I like to do when a book is almost ready for publication is make a book trailer for it. The best part about the trailers is the music. Music really has a way of setting the mood for a story (imagine movies without it!). But affordable stock music that is any good is really hard to come by (especially if you're looking for something epic). I've spent so many frustrating hours searching and usually come out disappointed. However, in all that searching, I have found a couple gems. Here are a few links to the best royalty free stock music websites I've been able to dig up that won't make a struggling author broke.


First, my favorite. This guy has a very large collection of some really great music. And the best part is, the tracks are completely free to use, but make sure to credit him. http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/collections.html


Not a huge number of tracks, but another very good site. Again, the tracks are completely free to use if you credit. http://www.audionautix.com/


Here is some classical piano music that is entirely free to use for whatever purpose. Some very beautiful pieces if that's what you're looking for. http://www.taylorhayward.org/


As far as paying for royalty free music, this seems like the best site I've come across as far as price. Some are pretty expensive, but I've found many to be within a decent price range. http://audiojungle.net/