Try these alternatives for adding music to your film:
- Write and record your own music. Need help? Garage Band (for windows, mac, and ipad) is a program that can make it easy!
- Use royalty free music. Royalty free means the copyright holder makes the music available to filmmakers and others to use in their projects. Sometimes there is a fee, but a lot can be used at no cost. In either case, you do have to list the source in your credits.
For example, if you wanted to download and use the song Summer Day from the Incompetech site below, you could pay nothing and simply copy this text from the website and put it in your credits:
Summer Day, Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
These sites offer public domain or royalty free music at no cost. There are many others out there. Remember, each song may have its own requirements of how you can use it and how you should list it in your credits.