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20 (More) Websites To Download Creative Commons Music For Free

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Looking for some good tunes for a personal project online? The Internet is a treasure trove for legitimately free stuff like free sound effects, free stock videos, free vector images, or free 3D models, there are many sites that offer a variety of good resources if you have the time to look for them, and that includes music under creative commons license that you can use for your projects.

Previously we have compiled a list of 20+ websites you can download free background music under the creative commons license for your project. If you’re on a limited budget or don’t have one to spend on music, you may be able to find some free background music in these extra 20 sites. In return, just credit the sites when using the music.

FreePlay Music

A unique and straight forward business style site that provides royalty-free music that you can download easily. Just choose a song and add it to your cart, then pick your song license type (personal license is free) and proceed to checkout. You don’t even need to use any credit card if you are downloading it using a personal license.

FreePlay Music

Newsgrounds

This large flash games and animation site has been around since 1999. In 2003, they collaborate with musicians all over the world leading Audio Portal to growth massive. You can get almost all kinds of audio genre on their site and they are mostly under common creative license.

Newsgrounds

Phlow-Magazine

Phlow-Magazine is a magazine-themed site that collects the finest songs all over the web from netlabels and musicians that release music under creative commons license. They provide a wide range of genre such as techno, hip hop, house, pop, rock and a lot more. Their latest project is about #366DaysOfMusic where they release a free MP3 music download each day, for 366 days.

Phlow-Magazine

Shrecords

Shrecords is a simple platform to get distributed music that is uploaded under creative commons license. All the audio files provided on the site can be used for non-commercial usage. Commercial use requires the payment of a license.

Shrecords

Bensound

Bensound is a composer and musician living in France. He has been writing music for a little over 10 years and have had his music featured in many projects before. His collection of royalty-free music can be downloaded from his site with the request of a credit if it is used for any project.

Bensound

Machinimasound

The 2 people behind Machinima sound are Per Killstofte and Jens Killstofte. They also produce the music on the site. Their purpose is to provide media creators with quality music, and push Machinimasound to be at the forefront of this industry. You can download and use their free music for both personal and commercial use as long as you provide credit.

Machinimasound

DL Sounds

DL Sounds is a site which caters to those who are looking for fresh tunes, loops or samples to be used in projects. This site has been around since 2009, where even now they are still providing high-quality music and royalty-free music to their customers.

DL Sounds

SonicsSquirrel

A good source where over 15,000 tracks are being downloaded daily. SonicsSquirrel is a platform for netlabel music distribution with the aim to promote free music and making the work of its artists available to the public easily.

SonicsSquirrel

SoundShiva

Another site to for netlabel music, sortable by genre. Just read the creative common license and download away. SoundShiva relies on community donation to keep going in return for promoting fresh tunes by new artists on one easily accessible platform.

SoundShiva

Epitonic

A large online library to download completely free music, that you can use for any personal or educational projects. Epitonic shut down previously due to financial constraints but is now back online due to help from many contributors. The site filters underground music.

Epitonic

Midnight Cassette System

The Midnight Cassette System is a collection of music made using a portable music device MadPlayer. The recordings can be downloaded for free because the producer Frank Edward Nora decided to release all the recordings under the Creative Common license: CC0 1.0 Universal. There are so far 55 hours’ worth of public domain music available for non-commercial and commercial use.

Midnight Cassette System

Derek R. Audette

Get music specifically made to be used as background music for films and video productions, performed and recorded by Derek R. Audette here. It is not necessary to obtain his permission so long you give him proper credit (please do).

Derek R. Audette

Sound Jig

Here you can get plenty of MP3 to use, free of cost or royalty. The only thing required of you is to link back to the site if any of their audio is used. Sound Jig provides audio ranging from sound effects to music loops, in a variety of categories like animals, futuristic, ambient electro, hip hop and many others.

Sound Jig

Jimmyg

Jimmy Gelhaar is a prolific writer who has composed a variety of music styles throughout his career. He is a student of the piano, guitar and percussion instruments. All the music on his site is composed by him, and you can download and apply his music for your project for free but only for personal use.

Jimmyg

Royalty Free Music

Here is a site that has one of the largest online royalty-free stock music including music clips, music loops, beat, bumpers and stingers and sound effects. While their business deals with royalty-free music, you can also get a taste of some of their collections for free. There are limitations of usage, which you can read about here.

Royalty Free Music

FreePublicMusic

FreePublicMusic is a site where you can download free music and sound effects without royalty fees, giving you high-quality music files for your personal or commercial use. The site claims that every audio you find here is 100% original and you only need to credit FreePublicMusic.com in return. All files are downloadable in MP3 format. WAV format is available at .99 per song.

FreePublicMusic

FreeSoundtrackMusic

Get pre-recorded musical composition or sound clips for projects such as advertisements, computer games, promotional videos, business presentations, etc. There are a variety of music genres available such as rock, smooth, jazz, funky, techno and etc. Look for recording with "Usage Status" indicating that its Free and you can use that in your project with a credit back to the site.

FreeSoundtrackMusic

YouTube Audio Library

This is one of the easiest way for you to download background music for your videos given the fact that there are now around 150 tracks available for immediate use in YouTube audio libraries. YouTube users can use the royalty-free instrumental audio tracks both in and outside of YouTube.

YouTube Audio Library

Community Audio

This archive that was known as Open Source Audio has been renamed to Community Audio. It contains many audio files that are licensed under a Creative Commons. The entire site is known as The Internet Archive, a non-profit internet library for everyone to access historical collections in digital format. In the community audio section you can download all kinds of audio files, ranging from the blues, country, electronic, experimental, hip hop, indie, jazz, rock and spoken word.

Community Audio

Free Stock Music

Free Stock Music wants to provide you with a platform where you can get the absolute best production music at not cost at all. You can download and use music on their site for any kind of production even for commercial ones. The music can be downloaded in 3 different formas: WAV, AIFF, MP3. Check out which format fits your needs here.

Free Stock Music


    







Free Download: Glow PSD Theme

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Do you want a eye catching theme for your next mobile app and get more sales? Look no further.

Glow is a trendy landing page for your next product or service. It comes complete with a fully layered psd file and can be edited to fit your exact needs. With its modern flat look and pixel perfect design you are sure to have a great landing page for you next mobile app or product. You can use this theme for personal and commercial uses.

Today’s exclusive freebie comes from our friends at www.bestpsdfreebies.com, where they provide high quality free web design resources.

Glow App Launch PSD Theme

20 Free Script Fonts You Can Download

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As the designs of script fonts are based on the fluidity of real handwriting, they can add a personal touch to pretty much any design, especially one that involves typography. Therefore, script fonts are truly handy tools when it comes to designing things like postcards, flyers, and wedding invitation cards.

Lucky for us, there are many ready-made free script fonts available all over the web. In fact, you might find that there are so many choices that you don’t know which ones to choose. To save you the trouble, we have handpicked 20 elegant and free script fonts for you in this post (or check out other types of fonts we have featured previously). Click on the relevant links provided to download any of them for free.

Pacifico by Vernon Adams

Allura by TypeSETit

BlackJack by Typadelic

Lobster by Pablo Impallari

Reklame Script by HVD Fonts

Jenna Sue by Jenna Sue Design Co.

Dancing Script OT by Impallari Type

Windsong by Bright Ideas

Kaushan Script by Impallari Type

Billion Stars Font by Måns Grebäck

Remachine Script Font by Måns Grebäck

Echinos Park Script Font by Måns Grebäck

Carolyna Words Font by Emily Lime Design

Silent Reaction Font by Jonathan S. Harris

Euphoria Script by TypeSenses

Grand Hotel by Astigmatic

Learning Curve BV by Blue Vinyl

Chocolate Covered Raindrops Font by ByTheButterfly

Mutlu by Gazoz

DHF Broffont Script Font by Dexsar Harry Anugrah


    







A Look Into: HTML5 Download Attribute

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Creating a download link is usually an easy task. All we need to do is use an anchor tag <a>, and add the reference URL pointing to the file. But some file types pose a technical problem – PDF, image and text files will open in the browser instead of being downloaded when a user clicks on the relevant link(s).

In the past, complicated setups and hacks on the server side were required to download these files (PDF, image, text, etc) by force. For that reason, HTML5 has a new attribute called download, which is much easier to implement.

Using Download Attribute

The download attribute does two things: download a file by force, and rename the file with the name specified in the attribute upon downloading.

For example, we have here a PDF and an Image file that are named randomly.

 <a href="file/e4ptK9qd7bGT24e.pdf">Download PDF</a> <a href="file/KU7Ba93M7t7ghbi.jpg">Download Image</a> 

So, without the download attribute, these two files will open in the browser.

But when we add the download attribute like so:

 <a href="file/e4ptK9qd7bGT24e.pdf" download="10 Things You Should Know About Passion.pdf">Download PDF</a> <a href="file/KU7Ba93M7t7ghbi.jpg" download="wii.jpg">Download Image</a> 

The files will be downloaded and renamed, as shown in the following screenshot.

We have created a demo page for you to see this attribute in action.

Conclusion

HTML5 has introdued some new elements and attributes that make life easier for web developers. This download attribute is indeed a very handy addition. Unfortunately, the browsers are slow to catch up – it’s currently only supported on Firefox 20+, Chrome 14.0 and Opera 15.0.


    







Download Offline Maps With GPS Navigation on Android With OsmAnd

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Part of the fun in travelling is exploring new places. When Internet access is limited, some of us may have to revert to using printed maps. However, if you are on Android, there is an app called OsmAnd, an offline-mapping app that can serve as your GPS-enabled navigation solution.

OsmAnd

OsmAnd has a large database of maps that you can download to your Android device. The app also comes with offline search features that include directions, addresses, points of interest, GPS navigation, safety features and expandable plugins to help you get the most out of this mapping app.

Downloading Maps

First, download and install OsmAnd (there are a few sources for download here including for Blackberry devices).

Start the app and head over to Settings > Data Management > Download button (as per screenshot) to access the download section. You have over 200 downloadable country maps to choose from. Here is the full list of supported country maps.

Download Offline Maps

If you need to save on space, you can also choose to download the road-only maps instead of the full ones. To download, simply tick the boxes and press the download button that appears at the bottom of the screen.

OsmAnd Maps

Offline Search & Navigation

With OsmAnd, you can navigate your way with your downloaded maps without an Internet connection. Both the Search and the Navigation functions work offline. You just need to turn on your GPS.

Search Function

The app will automatically use the GPS function on your device to determine your current location and look for the appropriate map. This will load up your required map when you start the app.

Search

On the bottom left side of the screen, look for the Options button and tap on it to open a list of menus. Next, tap on Search.

Navigations

You can search for addresses and points of interest or use filters to narrow down your search results.

In this example, we will demonstrate using the address search function to navigate to a location. Tap on the House icon to go to the address search. Input the address of your destination accordingly.

Directions

From here, you can choose whether to start navigating, to add this destination as a waypoint, to have the app show the destination on the map or to add the location to your favorites.

Navigating

To start navigating, just tap on Directions. Choose between directions for driving, cycling or walking. Tap on Start navigation.

Navigating

This is basically what your map will look like.

Offline GPS Navigation

Other Features

While the map designs may need some sprucing up, OsmAnd offers a few other features that may benefit you in your travels:

  • Safety – Enable day / night view, speed limit display, speed-dependant map zooming, and location sharing.
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian – The maps also include options for foot, hiking, and bike paths with special routing and display mode.
  • Plugins – OsmAnd has a free plugin to mark your parked car location anywhere on the map with or without a timer and another one [] to display contour lines and hillshade views on the map.

Limitations

There are a few limitations to using OsmAnd. It only allows up to 10 free downloads (e.g. offline maps, online and tile maps, voice data, updates). The paid version costs .07, which removes this limit and gives you added features like Wikipedia POIs (good for sightseeing).

The map file sizes can be overwhelming on your device. It does not have a world basemap so if you are travelling across several countries, you need to have the country maps downloaded into your device. There are also comments by past users about the map not being user-friendly enough.

If however you are an avid traveller, this app may be a good investment for your travels. Let us know if you will be getting it.