Archive for January, 2014

Music for Video

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Because more students are creating videos, it is worth pointing out that using popular music in a video can be problematic. Music rights are more tightly controlled than any other form of copyright. For videos that students want to use in an online portfolio, or if faculty want the videos to go onto the School of Art Vimeo account, it is important to use royalty-free music. The UW Story website has links to a variety of music sources.


Since writing the paragraph above, I have learned that the UW Story website is no longer being maintained. The general text is still worth reading, but many of the links do not work.

Two resources for free music to use in videos are:

Creative Commons

Free Music Archive | Music for Video

One other resource provides music at relatively low cost:

The Music Bakery