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Hello all. I have decided to create this list of music resources because music is one of the most important aspects of a movie, but can sometimes be the hardest. There are three lists, two of sites for downloading music, and one of sites for downloading loops that you can use to make your own music.
Please note that none of this music can be used for commercial purposes unless it says so on the site. Most of these links are to professional composers who have generously made their music available to download for personal listening only.
I hope this list is helpful to everyone. If you know of any other sites that would make a good addition to this list, PM me and I'll make sure to add it and give credit appropriately.
http://www.billbrownmusic.com/ - Bill Brown
http://www.maartenspruijt.com/ - Maarten Spruijt
http://www.edgen.com/ - Justin Durban
http://www.shojin.com/ - Marcus Aurelius
http://www.seanbeeson.com/ - Sean Beeson. Will do custom scoring for your movies (for a cost).
http://www.coldnews.co.uk/ - Chrislad, Fxhome member. Has some interesting rock/electronic sounding stuff.
http://www.sound4movie.com/?page=music&lang=en - I'm not sure who's website this is (the English translation doesn't list who's site it is), but the music is really good.
http://michaellawmusic.com/ - Michael Law
http://www.paulhouseman.com/ - Paul Houseman
http://robin-hoffmann.com/ - Robin Hoffmann, composer working alongside Marco von Moos (Sollthar).
http://www.jesperkyd.com/ - Jesper Kyd
http://www.jaredhudson.com/ - Jared Hudson
http://www.kmmproductions.com/music.html - Kevin Manthei
http://www.rudypicardo.com/ - RudyPicardo, FXhome member.
http://www.fredrikblom.com/ - Fredrik Blom, FXhome member pl. PM him if you are interested in having him compose something for you.
http://www.jamiechristopherson.com/index2.html - Jamie Christopherson
http://www.inonzur.com/ - Inon Zur
http://www.larrygroupe.com/download-audio.html - Larry Groupe
http://dondavis.filmmusic.com/audio.html - Don Davis, composer of the Matrix movies, has some samples from his film scores here. (Thanks to Frozenpetasse for this link and the previous two)
http://www.magicboxmusic.com/main.html - Magic Box Music, they license music for trailers and tv spots, similar to Immediate Music, with the exception that they have many samples available for download.
http://esposthumus.com/ - Awesome artist, includes high quality, two minute samples of all of their songs.
http://thebrb.com/stockpile/index.php?act=view&item=garrypinchesmusiccollection - Garry Pinches
Communities and Other Sites
http://www.vgmix.com/ - Community of video game remixers. (Thanks Serpent)
http://www.ocremix.org/ - Another community of video game remixers.
http://acidplanet.com/ - Community of music makers. Lots of variety.
http://www.purevolume.com/ - Listing of independent bands, some signed, some not. (Special thanks to wdy for this link!)
http://www.soundclick.com/ - Independent artists
http://magnatune.com/ - They have an online license calculator that tells you immediately how much using a song is going to cost you. One of the options is noncommercial/school projects, which you have to email them about giving information about your project. If they agree, they'll supply you with an .mp3 FREE. I suggest being mature & informative when contacting them though, not saying "omg im a 11 year old kid i have a cool james bond film with lightsaber fx, want some cool music from ur site".
Even if you're wanting to make some dvds & sell them to a couple of people, Magnatune's pricing is decent for many to afford this (Thanks to Mellifluous for this info).
http://www.macjams.com/ - Community of Mac music makers (thanks domdino).
http://www.freeplaymusic.com/ - Royalty free music (in certain situations). Offers full length, 60, 30, 20, 15, and 10 second versions of all songs (thanks Brettsta).
http://transparentcorp.com/products/thoughtsounds/ - Offers some music for purchase, good moody/ambient style film music (Thanks Maxmoon ).
http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/searchText.php?search= - Some instrument samples and other sound effects. (Thanks Mellifluous)
http://www.acidplanet.com/tools/8packs/ - A sampling of high quality loops available for free download each week. The loop libraries that make up the 8 pack are offered that week on sale for purchase.
http://looperman.com/ - Lots of good loops for download.
http://www.flashkit.com/loops/ - Another good selection of loops.
Again, if anyone has any other links to add to this list, PM me and I will be sure to add them.