Royalty Free Music

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You can download these tracks and use them in your projects. You only must add my name Patrick de Arteaga and a link to this website in the credits of your project or wherever you use any of my works. Enjoy!

All files are in OGG Vorbis format, ready to loop. This is to make easy its playback on video game engines. You can edit and convert them to any audio format.


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NEW! Chase At Rush Hour
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This cinematic style track is ideal for action scenes or playable moments of high adrenaline.
Chiptronical
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Chiptune and electronic music were mixed to make this rhythmic tune.
Lyonesse
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Relaxed and cheerful, inspired by a mythological place called Lyonesse.
Solve The Puzzle
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Calm and gently rhythmic. Made for those moments to think of solving riddles.
Luchando En El Peligro 2.0
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After a mixture of folk and modern, this theme emerged 10 years ago. Now remixed.
Friends
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Happy and light royalty free guitar music. Add a good mood to your game.
Game Over
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This retro music style is what a 8-bit video game needs. Ideal for hopeless moments.
Interstellar Odyssey
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Perfect for arcade and futuristic games and. Electronic music always works with Sci-Fi genre.
I Miss You
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If you need something emotional, sad or bitterweet, don’t look any further.
Electronic Fantasy
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Very rythmical arcade theme. Nice for platform and adventure games.
Shinrin-Yoku
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With totally traditional instruments, this Japanese song is ideal for your oriental projects.
Mall
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A cheerful and rhythmic song to add to a happy town. Flutes and saxs sounding for a feteday.
Karibu Watu Wangu
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Music was born with percussion, and in Africa, they master it with excellence.
Goliath’s Foe
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One of my most epic themes. This orchestral piece is useful for fantastic and medieval games.
Kiss And Goodbye
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A piano solo song, emotional and charming. Suitable for bittersweet moments.
Interplanetary Odyssey
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Just imagine sailing through the outer space and fighting with angry UFOs and aliens.
Resilience
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Hopeful and inspirational song with nice cello and violins. I think it’s epic.
1st Sonata – Snowy Stars
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The result of a classical piano attempt when I was younger. Don’t you think it sounds interesting?
2nd Sonata – Malign Chords
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Spooky notes played on an old piano. Perfect to express a paranormal situation.
Abuse In The Orphanage
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Inspired by terrifying stories. A music box can sound very creepy.
Acción (Merodeador Nocturno)
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Useful theme for intense battles, with strong percussion and some hopeful chords.
Anguish
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Best stories usually have sad moments caused by tragedies. Violins and cellos are perfect for this.
Arex’s Beat
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Hip-Hop beat, a modern style with electric guitars, rhythmic and maybe funny.
Assassin
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Tell horror stories about mad characters. Instill fear and darkness among your viewers.
Batalla por la Libertad
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Rock style with brass and violins. Add emotion and heroism to your tense clashes.
Beware The Monster
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With a BPM in crescendo, this song helps to increase the suspense.
Biological Weapon
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A strong and rhythmic battle theme focused on horror. This can be useful for playing a monster.
Blues
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Ideal for romantic and cheerful moments, relaxed video games with simple mechanics.
Boss Fight
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Every game has a difficult challenge. This track is perfect for it.
Center Of The Earth
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Intriguing dungeons and caves, mystery places with soundscapes and maybe scary atmospheres.
Central City
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The best thing about chiptune songs is that you can use them in almost any genre.
Common Fight
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Action royalty free chiptune music. Ideal for clashes and battles.
Dancing Pumpkins
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I was influenced by typical Halloween waltz when I made it, creepy parties with witches and ghosts.
Dangerous Dungeon
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This track can set a dark and heroic atmosphere, ideal for dungeons.
Death At My Heels
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Shuddering chase and intense persecutions with an orchestral style.
Dreaming
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I think this one could be useful for staging strange dreams, memories, or fantasy places.
El Infausto Ladrón de Joyas A
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Time ago I was inspired by a story in which a jewel thief never managed to steal anything.
El Infausto Ladrón de Joyas B
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And that unlucky jewel thief had his sad moments, like this simple piano solo theme.
El Postre
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Emotional song with a guitar and a violin as main instruments. Ideal for sad or tender scenes.
Estimable
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A small track that works perfectly in pleasant moments.
Fear
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Here are no harmonic chords, this is pure dissonance for your horror stories.
Flutes for Misha
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An example of what you can do with various wind instruments each with its own melody.
Forgotten Spaceship
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Mystery notes, old orchestral strings and ghostly choirs. All this to get a dark atmosphere.
Great Little Challenge
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Rhythmic song in an electronic music style with a dark tinge.
Guerrero Colosal
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Not a realistic orchestra but something similar with some epic chords.
Happy Ending
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It starts with a simple but emotional piano solo melody, and it finishes with a violin and a cello.
Hasta Mi Planeta
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This is similar to the previous one but with a fantastic feel.
Helplessness in Kowasni
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Slow but emotional. Combined with strings and piano.
Heroic Intrusion
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I was inspired by something epic and futuristic. I think it is ideal for fights and adventure games.
Homicida Paradógico
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Just think about a friendly and mad assassin. Think about it.
Horror Stories
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The name says it all. Use it in your creepy video games.
Humble Match
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A rhythmic theme, perhaps for a disco, perhaps for a fight.
Infested City
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In my mind, a city was infested by zombies. Then, I composed this dark song.
Interpretación de una Fantasía
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With a harpsichord and a strange measure, this dismal track was born.
Intrusión
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A daring man entered the dictator’s house to steal something important, for example.
It’s Time To Run
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The monster is chasing you! Terror theme for spooky stories, maybe? It’s up to you!
La Llamada de Ile
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A sad man who fell in love with a sweet woman. Then she calls him to say ‘I love you too’?
La Verdad
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Suspense little track, ideal for decisive moments or villain scenes.
Las Dos Fronteras
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A nylon guitar and an accordion for a peaceful theme. Use it to add life to your quiet villages.
Let’s Play With The Demon
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Some people have said that this is the loudest song they’ve heard. I’ll take it as a compliment.
Looking for a new beginning
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Unusual instruments on an unusual scale. The result is something like post-apocalypthic?
Lord Mavras
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Unusual rhythm and two pianos. This can only mean one thing: something evil is coming.
Major Loss
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Sad and emotional theme, special for retro and vintage games, 8-bit style.
Markalo goes to the disco
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A simple modern theme made to set parties or even futuristic battles.
Meitpower, ahí
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Happy and soft royalty free music to use in cheerful scenes.
Mimos Menguados
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It can be happy, and it can be sad. This is one of those bittersweet songs, very helpful.
My Memory Lane
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Perfect for memories. This song was intended to add an emotive lyric.
Never Surrender
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Perfect for hopeful moments and revealing scenes. This song can be very emotive.
New Hope
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I imagine this song playing on a title screen of a fantasy game. Can be?
Ouija A
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Terror theme with a harpsichord and an oboe. Good combination for paranormal plots.
Ouija B
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This is like a soundscape, can be used to set nocturnal ambients.
Ouija C
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This is a slower version of ‘Ouija A’. Ideal for terror games, too.
Point of Clash
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I played a famous game. Its electronic soundtrack inspired me to make this futuristic piece.
Prórroga de Tiempo A
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This kind of cinematic music is suitable for tension or danger moments.
Prórroga de Tiempo B
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With an electric guitar, this track can keep the suspense in a tense scene.
Prórroga de Tiempo C
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Strings, flutes and a bass with a soft precussion. This song sounds hopeful.
Rey de Picas
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Suitable for hard fights, this boss theme emerged from the darkest corners of my imagination.
Ruined Planet
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Like a post-apocalyptic dungeon, this track can serve as an atmosphere for ghostly places.
Ship
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Happy and bouncy music, ideal for mini-games or retro style projects.
Stranger
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Simple but rare. I composed this when I was a child and I think I can’t make anything alike now.
Su Turno
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Funny and happy royalty free track, ideal for comical situations.
The Ninth Crewman
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Inspired by a famous sci-fi movie, this terror track can be used as a terrifying soundscape.
The Three Princesses of Lilac Meadow
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Don’t ask me about the name, someone was watching a fairy tale on TV when I baptized it.
The True Story of Beelzebub
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An epic orchestrated small song, perfect for fantastic and medieval games.
They Are Already Here
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If you are abducted by aliens, you will listen to music inside their UFO, and it’ll sound like this.
Toxic Skinnies – Bass Y
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A mix of mystery and the Hip-Hop genre. It can be used for dark scenes.
Typical Lullaby
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As every horror story, your horror game must have a song for the memories of some character.
Vals de su jardín A
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Cheerful fantasy theme to the rhythm of a waltz. Ideal for good mood games.
Vals de su jardín B
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This version can be more nostalgic with its music box. Perfect bittersweet theme.
Vals de su jardín C
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A slower and longer version played by a piano solo. Emotional, hopeful and cheerful.
Voces desde el Cielo
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This kind of chill out music with celestial choirs can be helpful for godlike moments.
Voces desde la Tierra
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If your game is about fantasy in a medieval world, this can help you. Ideal for sad moments.
Yellow Forest
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Mystical, soft and bouncy song. Where can you use it? You know better than me.

These works are published under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY): Allowing distribute and modify these works for any purpose, even commercially, provided that the author Patrick de Arteaga is cited with a link to this site.

What does non-copyrighted mean?

Both a musical piece and any other creation are subject to certain exploitation rights, which belong to the author unless otherwise agreed at the time of its creation or at a later time and is established in this way in a contract.

The music industry works in the following way, although it is a trend that changes with streaming music: When you purchase any type music and pay for it, you obtain a product of which you have no rights whatsoever, allowing only your personal listening, having to ask permission to make a commercial use of it.

The fact that certain music is not copyrighted means that the author gives up all or part of the exploitation rights. In this case, the music that you will find in this section is registered under a Creative Commons CC-BY license, which implies that rights of commercial exploitation, transformation, and redistribution are transferred, but not of attribution, that is, the original author must be cited in any case.

 

Pros of non-copyrighted music

Having this type of music has many advantages. Mainly, the fact of being free and free to download enables you to have works that can be used directly on video games, or even if the license allows you, you can take fragments or modify their melodies to include them as best suits you within your video game.

Non-copyrighted music is a way to contribute art to the world and make it accessible to all types of users. There are composers of all styles who offer their works for free, in order to become recognized, or simply as an altruistic way of dealing with art.

 

What is background music?

There are not a few people who wonder what background music or ambient music is, so if you are one of these people, don’t worry, you are not alone. This type of music is characterized by its use. As its name suggests, it is intended to be heard inadvertently and serves as an accompaniment to another element of greater importance. In general, it sounds at low volume to avoid deflecting attention and is composed to be able to play in a loop.

Background music is also called functional music in other areas, which is the same as accompaniment music (usually instrumental) to add life to certain events or places. It is complementary music that can be used to enhance audiovisual scenes, such as video games and multimedia projects, or in other more everyday areas such as lifts, waiting rooms, etc.

 

What makes music for video games special?

A piece of music, in general, is referred to as a song, which has certain identifiable parts, such as the opening, stanzas, chorus and the closing. However, music for video games is background music that is designed to be used in loop mode, that is, it has to be repeated infinitely without damaging its structure, allowing a linkage between the end and the beginning.

In video games, the music will be background or ambient, this is, it should serve to enhance the experience in scenes and stages. It should not pretend to be the main point of attention (except in games where music is part of the gameplay mechanics), compositions are geared in order to strengthen emotions.

Another noteworthy feature is that, depending on the game, chiptune or 8-bit music is sometimes used, which is created by emulating sounds that imitate the music of old gaming consoles, which allows adding an atmosphere of projects with retro graphics features.

In addition, this type of music can be downloaded in OGG Vorbis format to ease the loop. This format has the particularity of being free and of keeping (and even surpassing) the quality of the popular MP3 format when compressed, also facilitating the optimization of its file size to help when running the game.

 

Why is this background music free?

The works you see in this section have involved effort, time and some economic investment to pay for the tools that enable its creation. And you may think: why do you offer them for free? The fact that this music is included in video games, besides being a personal satisfaction, is also a way for me to become recognized. Therefore, using these songs you will be supporting me. So, feel free to choose any of these tracks to add life to your video games musically.

 

Download non-copyrighted background music for free

As I said, in this section you have many royalty-free music tracks that you can download freely. A description is included for each of them that serves as a guidance to get an idea of the musical style of each piece and how you can use it in your video game. It’s just a guidance note, you can use this songs as best suits you, without restraint, the only thing I ask is that you include a reference to my authorship, as indicated by the license.

Are you not satisfied with this music? Do you want something more customized? Remember that if you want to have exclusive music composed solely for your video game, you can contact me through this contact form.

Chiptune and MIDI format versions of many of the songs listed here are also available. If you need them, you can buy them in the store or get a free part by subscribing to my newsletter.

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