Download my non-copyrighted music!
You can download these original tracks and use them in your multimedia projects, such as games, YouTube videos, apps, etc. You just have to add a link to this website patrickdearteaga.com in the credits of your project or wherever you use my music. If you prefer not to credit, visit the licensing section for more info.
All files are in Ogg Vorbis format and completely ready to loop! This is to make easy its playback on video game engines. You can edit them and convert them to any audio format. If you want the original WAV file, you can get it with a Pro License.
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One of my most epic themes. This orchestral piece is useful for fantastic and medieval games. Kiss And Goodbye
A piano solo song, emotional and charming. Suitable for bittersweet moments. Interplanetary Odyssey
Just imagine sailing through the outer space and fighting with angry UFOs and aliens. Resilience
Hopeful and inspirational song with nice cello and violins. I think it’s epic. 1st Sonata – Snowy Stars
The result of a classical piano attempt when I was younger. Don’t you think it sounds interesting? 2nd Sonata – Malign Chords
Spooky notes played on an old piano. Perfect to express a paranormal situation. Abuse In The Orphanage
Inspired by terrifying stories. A music box can sound very creepy. Acción (Merodeador Nocturno)
Useful theme for intense battles, with strong percussion and some hopeful chords. Anguish
Best stories usually have sad moments caused by tragedies. Violins and cellos are perfect for this. Arex’s Beat
Hip-Hop beat, a modern style with electric guitars, rhythmic and maybe funny. Assassin
Tell horror stories about mad characters. Instill fear and darkness among your viewers. Batalla por la Libertad
Rock style with brass and violins. Add emotion and heroism to your tense clashes. Beware The Monster
With a BPM in crescendo, this song helps to increase the suspense. Biological Weapon
A strong and rhythmic battle theme focused on horror. This can be useful for playing a monster. Blues
Ideal for romantic and cheerful moments, relaxed video games with simple mechanics. Boss Fight
Every game has a difficult challenge. This track is perfect for it. Center Of The Earth
Intriguing dungeons and caves, mystery places with soundscapes and maybe scary atmospheres. Central City
The best thing about chiptune songs is that you can use them in almost any genre. Common Fight
Action royalty free chiptune music. Ideal for clashes and battles. Dancing Pumpkins
I was influenced by typical Halloween waltz when I made it, creepy parties with witches and ghosts.
These musical works are published under a Creative Commons license that allows their distribution and modification, even commercially (as long as they are part of another audiovisual project), provided that you grant the appropriate credit by sharing a link to this website or mentioning the name of the author: Patrick de Arteaga.
The term “non-copyrighted music” used on this website refers to the fact that the musical works displayed here do not retain all rights reserved. However, works with Creative Commons licenses are, in effect, protected by national laws and international copyright agreements.
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 the streaming music: When you purchase any kind of 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 find in this section is registered under a Creative Commons license, which implies that rights of commercial exploitation, transformation, and redistribution are transferred to the user (as long as it is used as part of other audiovisual projects), but not of attribution, that is, the original authorship have to be cited in any case.
People often confuse this term with the term of royalty free music, then when i.e. they need free music for a video and look for royalty free music for YouTube, they will find that it is usually paid music.
But in the case of the audio material in this section, you don’t have to worry, since my music tracks here are both terms (royalty-free and copyright-free). Visit the licensing section if you have any doubts.
Pros of non-copyrighted music
Having this type of music has many advantages. Mainly, the fact of being copyright-free and free to download enables you to have music tracks that can be used directly in YouTube videos, games or any audiovisual projects; or even if the license allows you, you can take fragments of that non-copyrighted music and edit them, you can also modify their melodies to include them as best fit within your multimedia project.
No copyright music is a way to contribute art to the world and make it accessible to all types of users. There are composers of every music style who offer their works for free, in order to become recognized, or simply as an altruistic way of dealing with art. Creative Commons music is the most common way to encourage this in the case of music.
Also, when you are creating your own audiovisual project, you can register your work, already having permission to include this non-copyrighted music within your work.
What is background music?
There are not a few people who wonder what free 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.
Usually, background music is related to the stage or the place where it’s playing. Like, for example, electronic or futuristic music can be played in a sci-fi game, or mystery music in a horror game.
Therefore, you can use this type of music in your multimedia projects. Choose among my royalty free background music for games or for multimedia projects in general and make your idea come true.
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, then, with an emotional scene, you can make a song become epic music.
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 instrumental background music royalty-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 instrumental music is included in video games, YouTube videos or anywhere on the Internet, besides being a personal satisfaction, is also a way for me to become recognized.
Therefore, using this free royalty free music you will be supporting me. So, feel free to choose any of these tracks to add life to your projects musically. This is high quality stock music, take advantage! If you want to know the music production software that I use to compose, it is currently Reason Studios.
Download copyright-free 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 or audiovisual project. 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, since this is Creative Commons music with an attribution 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 or your multimedia project, 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.