Free background music

underscore

Get free background music custom-made for your project.

Want a unique soundtrack perfectly tailored for your film, video game, or another creative project? Submit a request now to get a song composed and produced specifically for you — for free.

There are currently two song requests in line ahead of you. So, your turnaround time is approximately 15 days.

Don’t want to wait? Check the “jump the queue” box in the form below, and I’ll follow up with details about how you can pay to skip the line.

FAQs

Can I use the music in commercial projects?

Yep. Your song will come with a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free license that allows you to use it pretty much however you like — even in projects you get paid for. (Just don’t share or sell the track by itself or use it for evil.)

Who makes the music?

At this time, I (Logan Nickleson — the founder of Music for Makers and creator of more than 200 royalty-free songs) compose, record, and produce all the custom scores.

What’s the music quality like?

I’ll deliver your underscore as a premium, uncompressed WAV file (24 bit / 44.1 kHz) — or as an MP3 if you prefer. Regarding the composition and production quality, you can expect your song to be on par with those in the Music for Makers library.

How quickly will I get my song?

Since I will be creating a new song specifically for your project, turnaround time is usually three or more days*.

*This doesn’t include the wait time if other people are in the queue ahead of you. If you want to pay to skip to the front of the line, be sure to check the appropriate box in the submission form.

What’s the catch?

There really isn’t a catch. I’m doing this to get better at composing and producing underscores, which is why the base service is free. But there are a few things you should know.

Firstly, the free songs come with a non-exclusive license, which means other creators may also get the opportunity to use your custom track in their projects. If you don’t like that, you can pay to get an exclusive license instead.

Secondly, revisions aren’t included with the free song. If you want to make changes to the music I initially provide, that will require payment.

And thirdly, I reserve the right to reject any underscore request for any reason.

What’s an underscore?

You might be familiar the typographical underscore (which looks like this: ____). In films, however, “underscore” refers to the instrumental music that plays beneath dialog and other onscreen events. It’s typically used to subtly suggest and support certain moods or tones without overwhelming or distracting from the scene.

In short, underscoring helps make films more emotionally compelling.


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