Thanks to my Twitterfriend, Sean Junkins (@sjunkins) for sharing this great resource for royalty-free music for school projects.
Royalty Free Music by Incompetech is provided by Kevin MacLeod, a musician who shares music he has written for free on his website. If you read through the FAQ on the page, he explains his philosophy for this sharing. He recognizes the need for high quality media--such as these songs--for students to use, but many schools simply don't have the resources to afford the high costs of licensing music properly according to copyright law. Since the costs for him are very low, he is willing to share this fantastic resource under a Creative Commons license--basically giving away the music for free so long as you credit him as the source. Pretty fantastic, isn't it? (Thanks, Kevin!)
The site allows you to search for a song by genre (rock? polka? disco?), by "feel" (eerie? relaxed? aggressive?), or even by keyword (I tried "banjo" and "atonal" and "orchestra" and got at least one result for each of these.) TONS of music available here!
|Image by foilman (CC BY-SA 2.0)|
If you have students doing these kinds of projects, this might be a perfect resource for you and your students--check it out!