Holding up various instruments

We live in an exciting time. The power to create amazing stuff is in our hands. To an extent, I mean that quite literally — smartphones are insanely powerful.

But more figuratively, I’m saying that now is the age of the maker because, thanks to technology, the barrier to entry is remarkably low.

More people than ever are producing videos, building games, recording podcasts, and so on.

I’m one of them. I’m guessing you are, too.

Most recently, I’ve started to explore the world of video and animation. And in the process, I’ve learned something that probably won’t surprise you: finding quality music to use in commercial projects is tough — and often pretty expensive.

That’s problematic, because many projects (e.g., vlogs, indie games, social media videos) don’t have the budget to license songs. It’s just not practical.

Besides, licenses aren’t fun to deal with. Let’s be honest. And we’re makers, not lawyers, right?

I felt like there had to be a better solution. But after a lot of research, I couldn’t find one.

So I decided to start making my own music — and then give it away every week.

You can use my music pretty much however you want. And you’ll never have any headaches with copyrights. You’ll never have to pay license fees. And you won’t even have to credit me or the website (unless you just want to).

Long story short, I made Music for Makers because I’m a maker. And as a maker, I was frustrated with the lack of good, affordable royalty-free music. So I’m doing something about it and hoping to help creative folks like you in the process.

Logan Nickleson

About the author: Logan is the founder of (and musician behind) Music for Makers — a simpler, more affordable music licensing solution for people who make videos, podcasts, and other creative stuff.