Moving Image &

NYC Public School Film Festival

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Workshop: How to shoot at home and/or on an iPhone


To use music in your video, it needs to be either original, in the public domain, or licensed under Creative Commons.

Public domain music refers to all the music whose rights are expired, that don’t have copyrights or the music whose authors submitted into the public domain.

Creative Commons is a system that allows you to legally use “some rights reserved” music, movies, images, and other content — all for free. CC offers free copyright licenses that anyone can use to mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry.

Websites for Legal Music Use:

Royalty free music for education, colleges and universities is totally free to use for your class projects, videos, presentations and experimentation. If you’re a student or teacher, simply select our ‘Creative Commons’ music license. No need to worry about copyright infringement and paying of royalties. Our Royalty Free Music for Education Colleges and Universities is safe and virus free.

Copyright free, using Creative Commons license.

Sound effects and ambient sound from locales around the world, using the Creative Commons license.

Soundtrack music composers post tracks for royalty free licensing to video producers. ALL of the music in this online library can be licensed for royalty free use in films, videos, video games, YouTube videos or other digital multimedia productions.

The International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) / Petrucci Music Library, sharing public domain music from around the world.

Find lots of royalty-free music by Moby for your projects. The only condition is that you use it for an independent, non-profit film or project, video or short.

Free classical music; browse by composer, performer, instrument, form and time period.