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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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. How do you think about sound when you’re creating a video? Sound inspires me. I’ll be inspired by something visual and then I find the music for it.

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8 Tips for Social Video Storytelling


If you’re planning to use Facebook’s new video tool, you’ll want a silent hook—meaning, a striking image, sequence of images or words that really grab people, since videos play in the Facebook feed without sound until someone clicks. 6 – Care About Audio.

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.

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)


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


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. We showed how one record is a compilation of many sounds lifted from many other records and the end result is something completely new. RT@ lize36 The music in this session rocks!

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How To Humanize Your Business


Sound interesting? 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.

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.

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


We showed how one record is a compilation of many sounds lifted from many other records and the end result is something completely new. Like a DJ, but working with images, and text, and stories, and information instead of samples and sounds. RT@ lize36 The music in this session rocks!

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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.

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. However, one aspect of quality, sound quality, did warrant mention. Videos should be clear to understand if employing dialogue or music.

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Digital Storytelling at the Nonprofit Technology Conference 2013

Tech Soup Blog

Sessions on digital storytelling abounded, and the verdict came in clear: video, pictures, and sound are everything. Sounding It Out. Audio also sparks listeners' imaginations, engaging them in creating visuals in their own heads. All sound a little science fiction?

First impressions of the HTC Rezound smartphone

Robert Weiner

The reviews of Windows phones were intriguing, but the OS doesn't sound mature yet. 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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Impressions of the Palm Pre

Robert Weiner

Note that alarms will still sound in airplane mode unless you either set the phone to vibrate mode or disable alarm sounds in the calendar app. 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). The Pre doesn't include voice memos or any other tool for recording audio through the mic.

Varied and sundry

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

That sounded like good advice, since it might take me quite a while to get to step 1. (If, 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.

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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. This may sound silly, but there are probably some people who'd be happy to contribute in this way (and may not want to write their own comment).

Internet Strategy on the Cheap: Tools and Resources

Have Fun - Do Good

Built-in mike MicroTrack 2 by M-Audio. Need headphones to monitor sound. Odeo: Free [link] Copyright Free Music Podsafe Music Network.

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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

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


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. For sound effects, check out the Freesound Project.

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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.

Videobomb: Check it Out!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He works for this non-profit that supports independent, non-corporate audio and video file sharing (among other things). She says "You don't want to miss " Jesus the Musical " (a very short and shocking piece), or The (new) Shining trailer, or my personal fave so far. " Kitty and Choke " (very short, make sure your sound is on).

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One Way to Create a Podcast

Have Fun - Do Good

Because of my husband's work, I had access to professional sound equipment: A Marantz PMD 660 Solid State Digital Recorder, (another professional option is an M-audio recorder ), a dynamic microphone, Electro-Voice 635A , and a cable to connect the microphone to the computer. Gcast automatically submits it to the iTunes Music store. A while ago I posted an entry about how to Start Your Basic Blog.

ISO Understanding: Rethinking Art Museum Labels

Museum 2.0

Sounds great. I found myself listening to the audio pieces not so much for the information as for an excuse to keep standing there, to combat my body’s readiness to “shuffle on.” Sometimes I listened to the audio pieces meant for visitors who are blind.

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5 DIY Video Tips

See What's Out There

We’ve found that viewers are more willing to excuse poor visuals than poor audio. Good sound makes all the difference. For inexpensive music, try Music Bakery. [This piece was originally posted as part of “Video Week&# on Care2’s Frogloop blog. Thanks to Allyson Kapin and the Frogloop team for inviting us to participate.]. We love watching organizations take video into their own hands.

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Adventures in Artist-Driven Public Engagement: Machine Project at the Hammer Museum

Museum 2.0

In an interview with Mark, artist/sound curator Chris Kallmyer reflected on the basic challenges of negotiating the space alongside security guards (page 43): Chris: Conflicts arose partially because we were also aiming to be the front line, so we were competing with them in a way.

About that Google Phone


Since it's impossible to not compare this phone to the iPhone , then it's obvious that they could have provided a bigger screen or included a standard audio jack (the G1 comes with a mini-USB headset; otherwise, you need an adapter). there's a functional media player, and an app that, like iTunes, connects to the Amazon music store.

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July NetSquared Think Tank Round-Up: Building a Culture of Accessibility

Tech Soup Blog

Furthermore, one of the things that actually one of my colleagues did that had to change was music and other sounds playing on a website designed for some of our clients; they could not easily locate the place to turn this music off and it disabled them from using a screen reader. I say "us" because people with disabilities are part of the general population as readers, writers, consumers, lovers of food, blogs, wacky products, music, audio, etc.

Digital Pulp Fiction

Gavin's Digital Diner

More so, after watching what the iPod and digital music has done to the music industry; I fear for the future. Given that, it will play music and audio books. Through headphones or ear-buds the sound’s great. Of note, you can put it “to sleep&# — locking the keyboard — and the music or audio books will continue to play.

Digital Pulp Fiction

Gavin's Digital Diner

More so, after watching what the iPod and digital music has done to the music industry; I fear for the future. Given that, it will play music and audio books. Through headphones or ear-buds the sound’s great. Of note, you can put it “to sleep&# — locking the keyboard — and the music or audio books will continue to play.

Self-Identification and Status Updates: Personal Entrypoints to Museum Experiences

Museum 2.0

When you enter, you start the visit by "logging in" at a kiosk that records your name, your voice, your photo, and your favorite color and music genre. When you make an audio mashup, your voice is part of the mix. This may sound gimmicky, but it's incredibly emotionally powerful.