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Purple Planet Royalty Free Music (purple-planet.com)
61 points by jsingleton on Aug 14, 2015 | hide | past | favorite | 12 comments

Just a reminder that "free" isn't an actual license. Always look for a license when using content. Here is what they expect when you use their free music

> All the music on this site can be downloaded instantly and used free of charge for all kinds of projects in exchange for a link to our site.

> Non-attribution licences[sic] are available at just $8 for up to five tracks.

It's still an awesome resource to have but it's important to look for the details of the license.

BTW, here's another great resource provided by YouTube https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

Many of the resources there are free to use without any strings (for any project, not just YouTube) others are ad supported. Where's the license? Good question. I've never been able to find it. Closest I came was their blog post announcing the original 150 tracks. http://youtubecreator.blogspot.com/2013/09/free-music-for-yo...

Strange that the YouTube link require a login. Using the officially approved library seems like a good tactic to not get flagged up by content detection. I've heard stories of big copyright holders claiming to own free music and videos getting removed or banned from embedding.


Here's the playlist that doesn't require login: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxAg2ycAuPA&list=PL93uzrz9f1...

Here's the trailer video with download links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxAg2ycAuPA&list=PL93uzrz9f1...

Very true. The Free Music Archive ( http://freemusicarchive.org ) has an extensive library of CC-licensed songs with the license properly highlighted song per song.

edit: typo.

The terms and condition of "YouTube Audio Library" seems to be in a video (??!!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9eO9zrZAN0

Use is subject to youtube terms of service. https://www.youtube.com/t/terms

Music is intended for videos and content you create. You agree not to make the music available separate from content you've created. You agree not to use them in connection with illegal content.

You could also upload your music to jamendo.com and use their licensing.jamendo.com service to get more income and visibility.

i do not understand why jamendo does not get more attention. it feels to me like they have found a sweet spot in the music distribution platform landscape.

I think this is a classic problem with alternate music platforms in the Internet age. With all the services based around and using the prevailing media industry (Pandora, Spotify, iTunes), which all happen to be "good enough" to the average user, how does one convince said user to try alternate methods/services and alternate artists? I think it's a very hard line to try and encourage the populace to cross themselves if they don't already want to do it. It involves a bit of a genuine philosophical stance on how artists should get paid and how distribution should work and most people just don't care that much to look into it.


Would not a service like this suffer from the same "discoverability" problems like the iOS App Store? Why would it be better to be part of a service like this rather than running your own store?

You are right, it's probably easier to find an app in a store that has a total of ten apps then one that has hundreds of thousands. But on the other hand such a store has a lot more visitors then your own blog, so if your content is good and gets discovered then you might be able to sell a lot more then on your own blog.

From what I know jamendo licensing is a stock music websites that does not require you to be exlusivly on their platform.

So this means that they could still keep their music on their own website and distribute their music directly to their visitors but also offer their music through jamendo to a much broader audience.

I would recommend them to give it a try, it won't cost them much effort to read the jamendo legal stuff, then open an account and upload their tracks. Some months later based on the stats I would decide to stay or leave, because its hard to know if something will work for you if you don't try it out.

For those looking for sources of royalty free music, I strongly recommend Kevin MacLeod's http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/collections.php

Watching my roommate's cat do stuff while listening to these tracks - pretty entertaining stuff

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