TOP 5 MUSIC LIBRARIES FOR INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS

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Music serves a wide array of functions in film. From defining the atmospheric tone to manipulating audience emotions, it’s one of those things that can really breathe life into a story. As such, we’ve put together a list of five production music libraries that will allow you to better unleash your creative freedom.

 

1. Ligar Music Library

A completely royalty-free production music library offering high quality tracks, Ligar Music Library is equipped with simple filters that allows you to find music at a glance in unique combinations of mood, genre, type of instrument, and tempo. Featuring non-PRO tracks, it clears the way of troublesome procedures typically involved in film production - and you’ll not have to pay broadcasting societies even if your films are later played on television. Though slightly pricier, Ligar Music tracks are higher quality options often used by independent filmmakers and many top international TV stations.

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2. PremiumBeat

Featuring production music from the world’s leading composers for film, video and media projects, users can explore the exclusive collection of music and sound effects via genre, mood or artist to find the perfect production music for your project. All tracks are royalty free, and hand picked to ensure quality and greater diversity.

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3. MotionElements

The go-to place for stock media of all sorts, the vibrant marketplace offers more than 1.5 million elements of royalty free music, and also stock video footage and after effects templates, at affordable prices. Despite having a relatively smaller music library, MotionElements has a unique function called AudioSearch - and here’s how it works. If you happen to come across a piece of music that sounds good (but is too expensive), simply extract the track and drop it into the search bar, and the system may just be able to find you something similar.

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4. Incompetech

If you’re looking for free music, you should definitely check out Incompetech. The only downside of this is that you’ll probably find many other films using the same track. And to be honest, it does take away some individuality.

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5. AudioJungle

Here’s where you can find royalty free music and audio tracks at really low costs. Though some are not as high quality as others, there’s still a pretty big collection here for you to explore. The AudioJungle quality team features different music and audio each week, so check in weekly and you may just discover something that works magic for your film.

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