Do you have a favorite source for music to use (legally) with videos?

We've made Jamendo the first stop. Jamendo is a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses. It's searchable. Artists like the group called Tom Fahy, Rob Costlow and Frozen in Silence (http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/frozen.silence) have provided ideal background music for our videos.

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What a great resource. Thanks!

Shari
I like Jamendo myself. Some people at a tech conference recently were touting freeplaymusic.com, but if you look in the fine print of their site, you have to pay a license fee if you're using the music for something that will be posted on the internet.
The music sources below were listed in the blog called Drapes Takes on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 in an article that has good information about the Creative Commons. Jamendo made the list. Has anyone tried others on the list?

The Educator's Guide to the Creative Commons

CC Mixter Samples
http://ccmixter.org/view/media/samples

Jamendo
http://www.jamendo.com/en/

Freesound
http://www.freesound.org/

Internet Archive
http://www.archive.org/details/audio

Owl Music Search [Many songs are from the CC]
http://www.owlmusicsearch.com/

SpinXpress
http://spinxpress.com/getmedia

Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Thanks for the tip, Margaret. I love the site and I've added it to my wiki. http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/Copyright-friendly+music+an...
I'm adding some of your other suggestions too. Please feel free add others, folks, if you have them!
Sarah said:
I like Jamendo myself. Some people at a tech conference recently were touting freeplaymusic.com, but if you look in the fine print of their site, you have to pay a license fee if you're using the music for something that will be posted on the internet.

Oops! We've been using FreePlaymusic for our podcasts and posting them to the web. I KNOW I checked their licensing last year and I didn't see the prohibition of posting to the web.

We did get the educational use grant from RoyaltyFreeMusic.com. I guess we will be re-working some podcasts.

Thank you Sarah for bringing it to our attention.
Having seen a new licensing statement on the Jamendo site, I wondered about any potential new costs to schools. I wrote via e-mail and on Twitter. I got this response. "There's a fee only if doing commercial usage of the music. For non-commercial student videos it's still free. From @sylvinus on Twitter."

Who is sylvinus, I wondered. I followed a Twitter trail to Sylvain Zimmer, founder of Jamendo.

If this information changes, I'll post here.
If you're looking for music for student use or to make your own podcasts, here's another one to add to the list of free, legal music sources. FreeMusicArchive.org
http://freemusicarchive.org/
"The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. "
"Every mp3 you discover on The Free Music Archive is pre-cleared for certain types of uses that would otherwise be prohibited by outdated copyright law. The Free Music Archive is a resource for all that and more, and unlike other websites, all of the audio has been hand-picked by established audio curators."

The site is searchable by genre or curator. It's currently in beta. 04/09
I was just wondering last night as I created my first photostory book trailer where I could get some cool music. I did create my own, but I've seen book trailers where the music made all the difference. Thanks for the suggestion.
Tina

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