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Top-10 free music libraries for documentaries

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Film & Television 11th Jan 2018 Africa Media

Aspiring wildlife documentary film makers are always in search for those great sound tracks that can really set your production off. Whilst favs such as the Blood Diamond Soundtrack may be absolutely awesome, but if you are wanting to do anything more than showing your mates your film, then you have to be aware of and respect music licenses. Introducing creative commons licenses – a legal and ethical way that aspiring producers can acquire top quality music tracks for your documentaries.

Creative Commons (CClicense is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created. Naturally, there are different levels of licenses, especially when it comes to commercial projects. But as long as you are aware of the terms of the CC license and respect those, then this is the best way to get your projects sounding professional absolutely free!

Here are my 10 top creative commons libraries!


SoundCloud is a great resource for people looking to share their music, podcasts, and more, so it’s no surprise that you can find a lot of decent Creative Commons recorded sounds as well. There are a few ways you can find CC tracks on SoundCloud. The easiest way to find quality sounds is by going to the moderated Creative Commons group, which currently has over 3,000 clips.



JewelBeat provides its users free-to-use music, which you can use in your online videos, ads, and more — the only requirement is crediting the site by adding a credit link to the website. You can also let them know, via Twitter or Facebook, where you used the music. There isn’t too much to choose from, and no way to search the site, but the complete lack of restrictions make it a good place to start if you’re looking for totally free music.



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