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Music can enhance a dig­i­tal media pro­duc­tion sig­nif­i­cantly. Per­mis­sion to use copy­righted mate­r­ial can be hard to obtain, and expen­sive.  So there are a num­ber of sources of roy­alty free music avail­able to the dig­i­tal pro­ducer.  Here are a few examples:

“Audio and Music for Film for Cre­ative Non-Commercial Use (Com­mer­cial Licens­ing Available)”

    Pro­fes­sion­ally pro­duced music by a small record­ing house on the East Coast
    The Freesound Project
    A huge user-generated library of blips, beeps, and other soundeffects.
    Cre­ative Commons
    Search ccMix­ter, Jamendo, and othe CC sites from the Cre­ative Com­mons project search page.
    OWL Music Search
    Match on sound qual­i­ties of a music you like. Upload a clip you like from your library and find music that sounds like it.
    Black Sweater White Cat
    The project has dropped in activ­ity lately, but it is still a great resource to find artists and Net­La­bels you like.
    FTM Blogs about CC music: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Music Licens­ing

There are also a num­ber of sources for roy­alty free music that are avail­able at low cost:

Music Bak­ery
Pro­fes­sion­ally pro­duced music with a broad library of low cost music sam­ples and sound effects.