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Another 10 Great Free Songs for your Slideshows from the Vimeo Music Store

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Vimeo is a great place to share your video slideshows online, but did you know they also have a music library with thousands of songs available for download? It’s a great resource for slideshow creators, but with close to 50,000 tracks in their library, finding great tunes to match your videos can be a bit tricky.

So, we did some digging and found 10 great, free tracks you can download and use in your slideshows. This is the third installment of our round-up of free song picks from the Vimeo Music store. (see the first installment here and the second here).

These tracks are available for use in personal projects under their Creative Commons license. Hope you enjoy these tunes!

  1. Be Free by Derek Clogg: Upbeat, pop song with a great message.
  2. Quirky Little Love Song by Derek Clogg: A great track for an engagement or wedding video.
  3. Pause by Jahzzar: Easy going, folk song.
  4. Bicycle Waltz by Goodbye Kumiko: Quirky little nostalgic tune.
  5. Baile Muderno by Chico Correa and Electronic Band: Upbeat, Brazilian track that translates to ‘Modern Dance’ in English.
  6. Words by Jason Shaw: Acoustic guitar track with a nice vibe.
  7. Green Leaves by Jason Shaw: Another great acoustic guitar track.
  8. Live in a Dream by Andy Wagner: Rock/ pop track with a great vocal.
  9. Indy Eyes by Mimi Sun: Quirky little ukulele piece with a female vocal.
  10. As I Figure by Kevin MacLeod: Latin, acoustic guitar track with a jazzy vibe.

If you’re looking to license music for a commercial piece, check out our round-up of favorite licensing sites below!

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Royalty Free Music from The Music Bed


Ben Rector // www.themusicbed.com

Today’s guest post comes from our friends at The Music Bed, a great source for royalty-free music for your slideshows.

We realize your photo-brain is wired a little weird (and that’s a GREAT thing). If you’re like us, along with that weirdness comes a natural aversion to legal jargon/paperwork. Are we right, or are we right? Unfortunately, ignorance is not indeed bliss– especially when it comes to choosing music to pair with your photo slideshows.

Enter The Music Bed. We have taken the grunt-work out of legally obtaining music for the photography and filmmaking communities to synch with films and slideshows. Because, contrary to popular belief– just because you paid $.99 for a song, doesn’t mean you have rights to squat. So, allow us to build the bridge between music and photography for you.

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The Free Music Archive: Great Resource for Legal Audio Downloads

“It’s not just free music; it’s good music”

That’s the slogan you’ll find at the top of the home page for the Free Music Archive, an excellent resource we recently discovered for high quality, legal music downloads.

The Free Music Archive is a library of music collected and curated by a variety of radio stations and independent record labels from around the U.S. and Canada. Together, they offer artists and listeners a new way of sharing and licensing music.

There are over 45,000 songs available in the archive, which is searchable by genre, artist, curator and even usage. As you browse for songs, you’ll visit artist pages, where you can read bios, find tour dates and follow links to home pages where you can discover even more about the music and artists.

Each song found in the archive is pre-cleared for certain types of uses that normally might be cost prohibitive, especially if you’re selling slideshows to clients. Downloads from the FMA are free, and typically the only requirement for usage is that proper credit is given to the artist. If you choose, you can also “tip” artists for their work if you really like what you hear. Tips can be as direct as sending donations to a PayPal account, or simply buying albums.

Using songs from the FMA in Slideshows
The FMA’s library is quite extensive, but it’s worth noting that different tracks offer different usage rights. In order to make sure you are staying legal when making your shows, you’ll need to create an account and use the advanced search features.

When searching for tracks, be sure to check the “Filter Results by Use” options for “Sync to Video”. If you plan to sell your slideshows, also check the option for “Commercial Purposes”.

In case you’re not sure about how a song may be used, don’t worry, the FMA helps you with that. Each song page features a “Licensed Under” link which will show you info about usage, restrictions or any specific credits that may be required when using a song.

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10 Great Free Songs for your Slideshows from the Vimeo Music Store

A few months ago we posted about Vimeo’s new music store and the great selection of free tracks they have available for personal use.

But with more than 45,000 tracks available, it can be a bit daunting to find the good ones! (if you’ve ever searched through their free offerings, some of them are a bit tacky!)

So, we did some digging and found 10 more great free tracks, perfect for people creating video slideshows for personal use as part of their Creative Commons license.

  1. Running Waters by Jason Shaw – A soothing acoustic guitar track.
  2. Ecstasy X by Jason Shaw -A great, high energy techno track.
  3. Prelude No. 13 by Chris Zabriskie – A calm, subtle piano piece.
  4. Bill Cheathum by Shake That Little Foot -A down-home, countrified bit of banjo goodness.
  5. Chinese Blues by Moore and Gardner -A classic ragtime track, perfect for all of your retro images. Try combining this with the Old Film Projector style from Style Pack 2.
  6. Parisian by Kevin MacLeod – Perfect for adding a little bit of French flair to your shows.
  7. Neogrotesque by Tortue Super Sonic – Great theme music for any unusual characters in your next Pulp Slideshow.
  8. Pacifico by James Beaudreau – Some excellent acoustic guitar background music.
  9. Dial My Number by Benedek -Very smooth, electronic/Hip Hop track.
  10. Serenity by Jason Shaw -Wonderful acoustic guitar folk track fit for any slideshow.
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    Download a free trial of ProShow >> It’s easy to use and creates spectacular videos! Perfect for wedding slideshows, birthday slideshows, family slideshows, anniversary slideshows and more!

     

Selling Video Slideshows: Commercial and Reseller Rights

If you’re selling slideshows, it’s important to know exactly what you are allowed to do as a business without violating term of service agreements or running into trouble after the fact. Let’s look at some of the most commonly asked questions on this subject.


With ProShow, you can resell the slideshows you create to individuals or businesses.

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Vimeo Launches New Music Store

Big news from video sharing site Vimeo today. They’ve just launched a new music store with over 45,000 tracks available for download to use in your videos online.

The pricing is as follows:

• Creative Commons licenses (free)
• Personal, non-commercial, web-use licenses ($1.99 per track)
• Commercial, web-use licenses for professional users ($98 per track)

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