Zombie Sound Effects

We have a nice collection of Zombie Sound
available in the Horror Sound Effects on freesoundeffects.com.
Plus a category of general zombie sounds if you’re looking to make a
movie about zombies.
The above sounds are available for professional licensing to be used in
commercial projects.
But we also have a section of the same types of monster and zombie sounds available in the Scary and Horror Sound Effects for free download
to be used in educational and personal projects (these do not include a
license for commercial use).
We also have some awesome Royalty Free Horror Music and Royalty Free Suspense Music available for licensing in commercial projects and youtube videos available at our new Royalty Free Music site at royaltyfreemusicclips.com

You can also get music for youtube at royalty free music clips stite. This music is guaranteed not to trigger any copyright flags on youtube or your money back.

Royalty Free Christmas Music

Christmas Audio Round-up
It is never too early to get started on your Christmas marketing campaigns and with that in mind we have created this year’s list of Christmas audio resources from Partners In Rhyme to will help you get your yuletide projects done quickly, legally and inexpensively during this holiday marketing rush.This list includes all of our free resources as well so read carefully.

Here are a couple of Top Ten lists from our royalty free Christmas music on royalty free music clips .comTop Ten Traditional Christmas Tracks on Musicloops.com

1. Sugar Plum Daddy (60 second)
2. It’s Christmas
3. Magic Jingle Bells
4. Carol of the Bells ESPN
5. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
6. Nutcracker March Hip (30 second)
7. Ding Dong Merrily On High
8. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
9. Jingle Bells (dance remix)
10. The Snowman
Top Ten Non-Traditional Christmas Music Tracks

1. Tinseltown
2. Christmas in the Jungle
3. Fur Elise (MiniMoog Touch version)
4. Jingle Bell Kids
5. Alchemist in a Manger
6. In The Still Of The Night
7. Snowflakes
8. Christmas Hero
9. Lover in Venice
10. Chorale

Royalty Free Christmas Music
You get a variety of all-time classics including Away In The Manger, Little Drummer Boy, Joy To The World and many more plus a bonus track of the Wedding March. Full length tracks are provided as well as a variety of short loops edited from each of the tracks.

Christmas Background Music

This is a huge collection of royalty free Christmas music. We have gathered all types of genres from hip hop and techno to full symphony orchestras and choirs.

10 Free Christmas Video Background Loops
Available in NTSC and PAL these background video loops are perfect to use in the background of your Christmas video intros or as video background to voiceovers.

They are all free for you to download and use in your commercial projects.

4 Public Domain Gregorian Chants
Gregorian chant is the central tradition of Western plainchant, a form of monophonic liturgical chant in Western Christianity that accompanied the celebration of Mass and other ritual services.

These 4 beautifully performed chants are available for free on my blog and will give your project a distinctly religious feel.

4 Free Classical Christmas Tracks

Just in time for your Christmas multimedia projects we have made available for download and use in commercial projects:

• Bach Brandenburg Concerto 6 mvt 1

• Bach Three Part Inventions Sinfonia II, III,

• Bach Air on a G String

• Vivaldi’s Winter from Four Seasons.

Royalty Free Action Music

Royalty Free Action Music is a style of music that you can purchase a royalty free license for at an affordable price and use in as many projects as you want with the lifetime royalty free license.
You can find thousands of royalty free action music tracks available here at royaltyfreemusicclips.com
The royalty free action music tracks at royalty free music clips are easy to audition and you can also download temp previews to try in your timeline or project before your purchase to make sure the music works properly with your scene.
If you need lots of royalty free action music you can check out action music collections on Partners In Rhyme.com here
Royalty Free Action Music Collections

You can also check out free royalty free music section of music if you do not have a budget for your project
Free Royalty Free Music

On our site at free sound effects .com you can download lots of war sound effects and battle ambience.

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.

When Composers of Royalty Free Music Die What Happens to Their Music and Earnings?

This article is for royalty free music composers specifically but is good advice for anybody in business.

Composers who are distributing their royalty free music catalog via online websites like ours need to take into consideration the frailty of the human condition and the fact that anything can happen to you and it could happen to you today. I actually had a good friend of mine get killed when he got hit by a bus, he stepped off the curb at the wrong time and bang, that was it. ‘Getting hit by a bus’ is a such an overused cliche but it really makes you think about life when it actually happens.

The issue with composers of royalty free music catalogs is basically…
Does your wife/husband know your Paypal password?
Does your wife/husband know which websites you are distributing your music through?
Does your wife/husband even know that you are making money online with your music?

The Partners In Rhyme Family of Composers
We have been distributing music online for 17 years. Some of our composers have been with us for over 15 years. That is why we always refer to our roster of composers as the ‘Partners In Rhyme family of composers’ and that is why we are so careful about who we let into our family of composers.
In that amount of time we have seen many of our composers have major ups and downs, get married and divorced, lots of them have had children and we have also unfortunately had two of our composers die.

I will explain the importance of this issue by telling you a couple of very personal stories involving Partners In Rhyme composers.

A Long Time PIR Composer Disappears
A few years ago I had noticed that one of our composers who had been distributing his royalty free music catalog with us since the very early days had not contacted me with new music or questions in a very long time. I had sent him a few emails to see how he was doing with no response. I finally figured he must have changed his email address and I started searching online for his name.
The first thing I found was a Myspace page full of condolence messages. I was shocked. Our composer had died a year before and we had been selling his music and making payments to his paypal account during that entire time.
It took a lot more digging, almost like digital forensic work, but I was finally able to find his wife’s email address via another Myspace page and contacted her. I wrote to her to explain that her husband had been earning, and was being paid, all this money and we had no idea that he was dead. After a few back and forth emails I finally made clear what the situation was and we started sending his payments to her Paypal account instead. I don’t think she ever understood the situation regarding the previous year’s payments though and to this day I think the composer’s original paypal account is sitting there with close to $10,000 in it, unclaimed.
She is, at least, still earning money to this day and the composer’s music is still being used in all kinds of projects.

Musicloops.com Composer Disappears
The same situation happened more recently when I couldn’t get a response to a request for a 1099 form from one of our musicloops.com composers and I ended up doing another web search only to find condolence websites instead. I was able to contact his wife but in the end we had to delete his music catalog because she simply did not want to understand or deal with what I was telling her about her husband’s earnings and that we were distributing his music.
I understood that it was a difficult time for her but I think her husband would have wanted her to have the monthly earnings and also would have wanted his music to live on and be used in projects for years to come.

Take Away Advice
This is kind of a depressing article but it is something to think about.
Let your significant other or a trusted family member know what you are doing with your music, give somebody the password to your paypal account and let them know the email addresses of the people you are dealing with in regards to your royalty free music catalog.
If you get hit by the proverbial bus you will probably no longer care what happens to your musical legacy but your loved ones probably will.

Let me know what you think about this issue, post your comments and suggestions below.


What Royalty Free Music is Not…

In the article ‘What Is Free Royalty Free Music’ I explained what royalty free music is and how it can be used but I think it is also important to explain what royalty free music is not. Many people have ideas about what they can do with royalty free music after they license it that are simply not true. I would like to dispel a few of those misunderstandings below.

1. Royalty Free Music is Not Free.
Just like sugar-free candy is not free and fat-free yogurt is not free, royalty-free music is not free. It is something you have to pay for but it is free from paying royalties. See below regarding the proper term “Free Royalty Free Music”.

2. Royalty Free Music is Not Something You Own After You Purchase It.
You cannot upload the music by itself and sell it to other people as if it were your own. It is only licensed to you to use in conjunction with a media based project like a video or film.

3. Royalty Free Music is Not Copyright-Free Music.
Far from it, royalty free music is copyrighted and protected by the composers who created the music. They are only allowing people to use their work by selling them a license to use the music.

4. You Cannot Sing Over Royalty Free Music and Call It Your Own
Many singers mistakenly believe they can buy royalty free music, write some lyrics, record their vocal over the music and then call the results their own song and distribute it as they wish. This is completely not true and not allowed under any royalty free music license I have ever seen.
To create a song like that you need to hire a composer to write music for you. Or learn how to play piano and write your own music.

5. You Cannot Sample Royalty Free Music
You cannot take bits and pieces of the royalty free music you license and create your own music out of it. There are sample libraries available for this purpose and sampling bits of royalty free music is just like sampling bits of music by your favorite artist, it is not allowed without proper clearance.

6. You Cannot Redistribute Royalty Free Music to Your Users
Many people mistakenly believe that when they license royalty free music that they then have the right to create a new business with the music they have licensed by allowing other people to use the music. An example would be a company with a video creation site that makes a menu of music available for their users to place on the videos they create in the web app. This type of use is not allowed and is a form of redistribution.
Another example would be a company that creates on hold music, they would not be allowed to use royalty free music to redistribute to their clients.

Free Royalty Free Music
‘Free Royalty Free Music’ is the proper term to search for to find royalty free music that is available for you to use in commercial projects without paying any kind of fee at all. All of the above criteria still apply but there are many composers that make their music available for use for free in commercial projects.
Check out our Free Royalty Free Music web page here
and our new SoundCloud.com channel with free royalty free music here
and the Free Royalty Free Music section of this blog where I post and review all free royalty free music sites that I come across

If you have any questions or comments please post them below.