Background music

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Penny's Geek, May 17, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2008
    I need some recommendations for background music for a video I'm putting together for a small company my wife is consulting for. It would need to be royalty free. I know there are a few sites out there but I'm interested in what the other Mac Geeks here would suggest. I've tried using GarageBand but haven't quite got the hang of it yet.

    BTW, the video will be short, just under two minutes.

  2. macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2009
    I'm not particularly knowledgeable on the subject, but I've used Garageband before for some filler music as well. The only thing I got in trouble with was the audio quality of my speakers at the time: they were tinny, and when I was finding a good audio level for the track, I was actually making some of my loops really quiet.

    I know that there are some sites which have music that you can buy and then distribute; you pay a little fee and then you use the track in anything you make henceforth, but they're pricey - last time I checked, around $10/track.
  3. macrumors regular


    Jan 9, 2009
    I use for scoring and tunes. They rock but it can be a bit pricing.
  4. macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2006
    I use Podshow. Its quite a mission to browse through it but you do come upon some suprosing music. I have found music by James Brown, Death Cab for Cutie and Alice Cooper all free or £1.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    You could always hire a composer ;). For two minutes of music, i doubt it would cost too much money. Especially for corporate videos, original music is a great thing.
  6. slu
    macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
  7. macrumors 6502


    Aug 21, 2007
  8. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2008
    Thanks for all of the suggestions. I guess I really need to learn how to use GarageBand and use it to make the background music. Don't really want to have to buy any cd's to do this with. Something simple will do without going to that expense.

    Mac on!

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