If you are a student filmmaker looking to place music in your project, you've come to the right place.
I've made nearly my entire* music collection available for free for use in student films without a budget. All you have to do is pick the track you'd like to use and send me a request (form below). After agreeing to some terms (scroll down), I will send you the music.
If you have any sort of budget, do consider commissioning an original score! Contact me for details and to negotiate a fee. If your project does have a budget and would like to license my music, contact me.
If you're not a student anymore but still produce films as a hobby and would like to use my music, please click here for an affordable bulk license.
*terms and conditions apply; not every track is available
Modern, driving, rhythmic, percussive
Quirky, light, simple, playful
All the music:
The contract template:
Since this is a relatively new initiative, the above contract may be amended over time and/or for each specific student film.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to be a student to qualify for using the free music?
Yes, this is just for students (high/middle school, college, or masters level).
I am a hobbyist filmmaker. I don't make any money off my movies. Do I qualify for this offer?
No, but my music is available to be licensed individually on this site.
Do you take any ownership of my film?
Absolutely not! It's your film. You worked hard on it. I do retain ownership of my music, though.
Can I make money off my film?
Yes you can, but if you choose to go down this route, then you must either renegotiate the music license, or remove my music from the film before commercializing it. I want your film to be successful and include my music, so I do my best for us to reach a fair agreement.
Can I enter my film in a festival?
Yes, of course!
What if my film wins a prize?
Congrats! You get to keep the full prize. However, if your film is bought by a distributor you must renegotiate the music license with me.
Are there any restrictions on the use of your music?
Yes, a few. First, as mentioned above, if you want to commercialize your film, you must either renegotiate the music license with me, or remove my music from the film. Also, I reserve the right to forbid the usage of my music in any film, particularly those that may be deemed racist, sexist, or otherwise offensive in any way. I reserve the right to have my music removed from the film at any time, but this has yet to happen. Also, the license is for you and only you. It is not transferable.
What's the catch? Why are you doing this?
There is no catch. All the rules are laid out explicitly and I think they are reasonable. (If you have any questions at all, please email me). I was an amateur filmmaker before I became a composer, so I know how hard it is to find good music without a budget. It is in my best interest to develop relationships with aspiring filmmakers because they are the ones who might hire me to score their projects in the future once they do have a budget. Through this initiative, I get to know and work with future directors, and they get good music! Everyone wins!