Where to Find Great Free Music for a Video

Tech Soup Blog

If you're creating a video, a podcast, an online training, or any other project that might benefit from adding some sweet tunes, the Free Music Archive (FMA) offers more than 80,000 free, completely legal-to-use audio downloads. How to Find the Best Music for Your Project.

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eBooks #1: ePub is to eBooks as MP3 is to music?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

If you’ve been around the block as long as I have, you remember the days before an audio codec was settled upon. They don’t have the same success with eBooks that they did with music. EBooks are moving into adolescence, and the question is, which format will win, or does one format have to win?

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Open Thread: How Do You Feel About Music in Museums?

Museum 2.0

Should museums play music - in public spaces and or in galleries? Pros for music: Music helps designers frame the atmosphere for the intended experience at the museum. Cons for music: While silence can be oppressive, music can be distracting.

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Pod Spruce with Podsafe Music | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

re considering launching a corporate or amateur podcast and want to jazz it up with some background music, ??pod pod safe music? Pod safe music? is safe for using as long as you give credit to the artist at some point during the podcast and offer the audio for free.

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Learning Journal: Experimenting With Adding Music to Web Videos

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The next technique that I am exploring in my screencasting/videocasting skill set is the addition of music. I've resisted adding music for three stupid reasons: 1. My (incorrect) perception that non-copyrighted music is crap. Lack of technical skills or software tools in cutting, splicing, fading the audio and weaving it with the video track. Finding Good Quality Music Sources Isn't Impossible. So, I admit that I'm a wee bit of a music snob.

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[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

I noticed that in your videos, music helps progress the storytelling. I’ll be inspired by something visual and then I find the music for it. A lot of the musical elements I include have tried to inform real-life elements.

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Podcasting Dos and Donts

AFP Blog

From Feed for AllPodcasting Dos and Donts: "How and Where to Locate Podsafe MusicNothing really polishes a podcast more than background music or theme music. In the music world, these music segments are referred to as intros and extros. While many enjoy streaming Internet Audio and recording songs they like over the Internet, these songs cannot legally be used in a podcast.PodSafe MusicPodsafe.

Accessible eBooks for Equal Opportunity

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

All e-books should have an audio capacity, using whatever smartphone or music playing device a person has in their pocket. Kevin Leong was in kindergarten when he experienced an organic brain injury that forced him to relearn everything from walking to using the bathroom.

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Bookshare Users Downloading Long-Awaited Apple e-Book App

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Graduate student Maria Georgakarakou, who is blind, gave us a rave review for the Read2Go app which allows those with print disabilities to listen to books in the DAISY audio format. She predicted that the usability of Read2Go will encourage Bookshare members to read more books in the DAISY audio format. She studies secular songs and theater music from the English Baroque period of the 1600’s.

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Free file converters for your PC

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

This issue happens with all sorts of files like image, movie, or music file. Online there are a number of free converter of files which convert video, audio, image, document files into a format which the computer supports.

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Telling your Nonprofit's Story through Video

VisionLink

Consider an audio slideshow Can even use an iPhone camera Ask corporate partners to donate/lend equipment Reach out and ask for free/cheap help from experts and students. Last night, a couple of us from the VisionLink team attended another wonderfully informative Tech4Good forum on the power and execution of video storytelling.

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What I Learned from Beck (the rock star) about Participatory Arts

Museum 2.0

Song Reader didn''t come as a CD, or an LP, or a bunch of digital audio files. It is what it sounds like: a book of original sheet music, beautifully designed and complemented with artwork and text. Sheet music is a beautiful analogy for this. Sheet music is not a new technology.

All you should know about the pirate bay

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

When it comes to watching videos, or playing games and listening to audio clips, people are leaning more on the internet rather than following the traditional modes. Users can share movies, videos, music, and game files.

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What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Amazon Alexa

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the recently released Smart Audio Report from NPR, 57% of smart speaker owners have bought something with their voice.

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ICYMI: What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

SocialFish

DJ Kool Herc creates what we now know as the “break”… This new form of music takes the best part of multiple songs and strings them together in Merry-go-round fashion. RT@ lize36 The music in this session rocks!

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8 Tips for Social Video Storytelling

SocialFish

Do your audio mix for several possible platforms and listen to it on a mobile device before you release! 6 – Care About Audio. If you are handling audio mixing yourself, aim to output at -6dbfs.

Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

With a press of a virtual button, an ebook can be printed, displayed in large print (on a page or on a display), made into braille (on a page or on an electronic braille display), or read aloud as audio. Jimmy and I spent an hour trading music together.

Literacy for a billion: PlanetRead

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Planet Read added subtitles to Bollywood music videos. In addition to a print book, they have multimedia content that animates the characters and adds audio narration. One of the most exciting literacy social enterprises that I've run into is PlanetRead.

[SLIDES] What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

SocialFish

DJ Kool Herc creates what we now know as the “break”… This new form of music takes the best part of multiple songs and strings them together in Merry-go-round fashion. People love it and the dance parties supported by this new musical form quickly spread throughout the other boroughs of NYC. How this has been used in hip hop: writing lyrics that pulled the listener along from one line to the next, making them want to play the music over and over.

What is in the Treaty of Marrakesh?

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

So, this means books, periodicals and other similar textual works, including audio versions of those titles. It covers music in the form of sheet music, but not audio or videos of performances. The View from an Authorized Entity Many Bookshare users (and potential Bookshare users!) have been asking about the Treaty of Marrakesh (formal name: The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities.

How To Humanize Your Business

SocialFish

Here’s what you get for that: Video recordings (the A/V presentation plus speaker audio) of nearly all sessions at BlogWorld & New Media Expo. MP3 audio recordings of every session in #1 and #2 above. and Jamie and me! How To Humanize Your Business.

Game Friday: DJ Your Collection

Museum 2.0

This week, an audio mixing game called Break in the Road. Like many DJ games, you have access to many audio pieces which you can lay on multiple tracks, mash up, etc., until you have your personal musical masterpiece.

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Nonprofit Film School Primer: Or, The Idealware School of Video for Nonprofits That Don’t Video Good (Part 2)

Idealware

Part Two: Improving Audio and Content. If you follow the basic principles of video production, and know how and when to use certain equipment, you can avoid such common mistakes as shaky video, poor lighting, inaudible audio, and boring scenes that make videos look amateurish and cut through the crowd of bad cat videos. This time we look at how to improve the audio—and, more importantly, the content. Improving audio quality. Audio is, after all, the “A” in A/V).

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Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 13 Now Available

Tech Soup Blog

Video Story: You can pick the type of story to tell, grab clips for each chapter, and Premiere Elements will trim the video, transition between the clips, and pick the music, all based on the mood you chose.

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A Month with the Palm Pre

Robert Weiner

Music. I found that MediaMonkey , a free music organizer/player, sync tool that I had used with an older MP3 player, will sync my tunes with the Pre. I also installed the Music Player (Remix). Keep the screen turned on while charging -- very handy when listening to music in the car. It can be used to record audio as well, although it doesn't seem to respond to an external mic. I can listen to music while syncing data, browsing the web, or downloading an app.

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[SLIDES] What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

SocialFish

How this has been used in hip hop: writing lyrics that pulled the listener along from one line to the next, making them want to play the music over and over. We were in costume; we had props; we used audio and video clips; we incorporated different kinds of discussions.

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TargetSpot Internet Radio Advertising

Network-Centric Advocacy

I would like to see the sympathetic music linked to issue ads to see if they produce any results. Music is so powerful, I have to imaging that linking some songs to issue work has to be effective. Advertisers use TargetSpot's award-winning platform to reach and target internet radio listeners with high-impact audio and video advertising. Has anyone used this in campaign and issue work yet?

How Chestnut Ridge Church Reinvents the Church Experience with Technology

Tech Soup Blog

We talked to creative and music director Karen Haring, to see how this church does it. The core of the church is a 2,000-seat theater with a fully functional performance stage and state-of-the-art audio and video capability.

The search for good web conferencing

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

In my searches for tools that would allow me to start this endeavor, I had several things I wanted: Possibility of showing slides and sharing my Linux and Mac Desktop Audio conferencing (two way) Chat capabilities Clean, professional, bug-free interface Low (or no) infrastructure costs or setup Truly cross platform Inexpensive (but not necessarily free.) 15 per person/minute for audio is very tough to swallow. It does, apparently, do audio via VOIP. controlling audio etc).

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09NTC Nonprofit Radio: How to Make Podcasts That Promote Your Brand and Engage Supporters

Amy Sample Ward

Session Description: With portable music players, smart phones, and cheap bandwidth everywhere, more and more online marketers are turning to podcasting as a powerful way to extend the reach of their brands and engage supporters. Then, we’ll look at various ways to market your podcast via your own website, the social web, and the iTunes Music Store. if you are recroding with multiple people, you can record them to separate audio files so you can edit more easily.

33 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This tool turns your smartphone or desktop computer into an audio recorder that allows you to easily share audio messages and podasts with your supporters. The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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Durff's Slide Show: Why Integrate Blogging

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The transitions and music is the same - a count to four beats of the music and the same transition. The rhytm of music is making me want more jump cuts and faster pace. The transition you are using and the time each shot is shown seems like you need some slower music in a minor key. Change the music or change the transitions so they better match. I have a question about the music you are using. If not, you may want to find some music over at ccmixter.org.

7 Reasons Nonprofits Need iPads

Influence

Skeptics doubted the iPod in 2001 , but it went on to help revolutionize how people consume music and audio content. 6) iPublications: Apple is banking on their new iBookstore to do for e-books what the iTunes Store did for music.

Social Media 101 TweetChat Recap: Video

Tech Soup Blog

An effective nonprofit video can be as simple as a Flickr photo stream set to an audio track or a really great interview. Videos should be clear to understand if employing dialogue or music.

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Impressions of the Palm Pre

Robert Weiner

Music. In order to get my music onto the Pre I had to drag and drop it into the proper folder (and the Help files didn't give a clue about which folder that should be -- I had to search online to find that it's the DCIM folder). It appears that changes to my music on my PC will not be picked up automatically -- looks like you have to selectively copy the files, or overwrite the entire collection. I've been waiting for the Palm Pre for nearly a year.

22 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This website allows users to build visually appealing interactive timelines using video, audio, images, location, social media, and timestamps. The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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Varied and sundry

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’m on week 3 of my Ubuntu laptop migration – things are smoothing out – I’ve got audio working, I can listen to mp3 and audio streams. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Varied and sundry June 1, 2007 It’s been a week of mostly not work, which is a nice rest. I finally finished the first edited version of the scifi novel I wrote last summer.

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First impressions of the HTC Rezound smartphone

Robert Weiner

Great video and audio. Since HP abandoned the Palm Pre I decided to do the same. I'm sad about it -- I've been a Palm user since the Pilot days and loved Palm's WebOS. But my Pre's keypad was no longer reliable, the erratic GPS was constantly vexing, and the lack of apps was annoying (and not likely to get better).

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Jonny Goldstein's Shooting Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I have to stick it in people's faces to get acceptable (to me) audio quality. Speaking of good audio, I raised this question on the video bloggers listserv and David Tames (who took the photo stills in the video) offered some great tricks here. How to use more than one audio track

Internet Strategy on the Cheap: Tools and Resources

Have Fun - Do Good

Built-in mike MicroTrack 2 by M-Audio. Odeo: Free [link] Copyright Free Music Podsafe Music Network. Tomorrow, October 18th, Eric Leland of Leland Design , and I will be presenting about, "Internet Strategy on the Cheap" at the San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Boot Camp.

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How Does Participation Work in Multi-Lingual Museums?

Museum 2.0

You could even get creative with documentation--photos instead of text, music instead of words--but it's limiting. We're likely only a few years from being able to translate text and audio on the fly at a reasonable level of quality.

Nonprofit Radio: How to Make Podcasts That Promote Your Brand and Engage Supporters

NTEN

Podcasting is formally defined as the act of distributing syndicated audio content online via RSS to listeners who use software or a hardware device to receive updates. No reason to be afraid: the important part of this definition is that the audio content is syndicated. This method is great for its ease of use and immediacy but will not allow you to add any sound effects, music, or cut in other voices and input. The bit rate determines the quality of the audio.

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Helping Strangers Participate through Instructions: Deconstructing the MP3 Experiment

Museum 2.0

I particularly like the MP3 experiments , events at which Improv Everywhere distribute an audio file to people for free as a podcast. Participants gather in a physical venue with their own digital audio players, and everyone hits “play” at the same time.