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  1. Hello Everyone,

    I wrote Baldrick as per the rules and he replied saying it was okay to post this thread. So here I am offering you an ever-growing collection of free music to use in your projects, whether they are merely hobbyist or full-blown commercial endeavors. I started making free music about 3 - 4 years ago as a way to give back and I've been adding at least a couple new pieces each month to the pile. Every single one of my tracks can be downloaded on My Website Here: https://www.darrencurtismusic.com

    When you download a track from my site you'll receive a .Zip folder that contains the .MP3, looped .OGG and uncompressed .WAV files. You'll also get a simplistic Materials Release signed by me in case you feel you might need it to prove you have my permission. If you end up needing something more in depth or you require something I haven't provided, feel free to send the info to me at desperatemeasurez@yahoo.com and I'll get it back to you as soon as possible.

    All I ask is to be credited for the music. If mine is the only music present in the video you can simply put "Music By Darren Curtis." Or if one of my tracks appears with other artists' music, just write "(Name of the Piece) by Darren Curtis." If for some reason you're working on a production that can not credit, like an ad or trailer, feel free to write and let me know. I try to be flexible when it comes to most needs and I'm sure we can work something out.

    All of my work is 100% original. I write, mix and master every track I do with tools from several different developers I've collected over the years. Some of the earlier pieces will be noticeably of lower quality as I've gained more experience over time.

    Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys and has a great day. If you have any questions, concerns or troubles, please feel free to contact me and I'll get back to you as soon as I'm able!

    Many thanks and best wishes!
    Darren
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    Thanks for being so generous with your hard work.
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  3. Originally Posted by Brainiac View Post
    Thanks for being so generous with your hard work.
    You're very welcome! I hope some of the music is helpful! I have a lot of fun messing around with music/sound so I've enjoyed making it.

    Thanks so much and best wishes!
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    Thanks Darren. May I suggest that you provide short clips that can be played from the menu pages? That way users can avoid downloading music they don't really want.
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  5. Originally Posted by JVRaines View Post
    Thanks Darren. May I suggest that you provide short clips that can be played from the menu pages? That way users can avoid downloading music they don't really want.
    You're quite welcome! Thanks for the comment and suggestion! If you click the pictures above the "Download" text, it'll take you to that specific track on Youtube in a new window. That might be a little inconvenient for some, but it's at least a way to preview the music before you download it.

    Now that I have the site up and running I'll be looking to make improvements as I'm able, so I'll definitely look into having small players embedded for quick previews. Thanks so much!
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    Thank you Darren. I've listened to a few tracks and am impressed.
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  7. Originally Posted by DeJay View Post
    Thank you Darren. I've listened to a few tracks and am impressed.
    Thanks so much! You're quite welcome! I appreciate you taking the time to comment and I hope the music is able to help down the line!
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  8. Hello Everyone,

    It's been awhile since I updated this but I have a few new pieces available for download. Also, due to getting the request from several people, I did some work on the site to incorporate on-board streaming. Each track can now be played in its entirety right from the site so you can decide if you want it or not.

    Here are a couple of the newer tracks I've finished.

    "Brace For The Storm" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJGzNte6A98

    "The Old Pumpkin Patch" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7h65ADvNes

    I hope everyone is well and enjoys!
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    Very generous of you to make this available for us and others. BIG thank you for this as I'm sure a lot of people don't realize until late go check if the music they picked for something need to be licensed and paid for.
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  10. Originally Posted by dannyboy48888 View Post
    Very generous of you to make this available for us and others. BIG thank you for this as I'm sure a lot of people don't realize until late go check if the music they picked for something need to be licensed and paid for.
    Hey, you're quite welcome! Thanks so much for the comment and support! I appreciate it! I hope the music is able to help you out somewhere down the line! Best wishes!
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  11. It's been quite awhile since I've updated this, but I've come out with several new tracks which are all up on the site. I'll post just a couple of the most recent pieces I've completed.

    First, a dark, apocalyptic sort of music called "Dystopian Nightmare" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIL2pQsQPBE

    And secondly, we have a Sci-Fi mixed with orchestral elements track with an epic feeling to it. It's called "Faraway Star." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AaKRsu8YPM

    I hope everyone is well and enjoys!
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  12. Hello everyone,

    It's been a few weeks since I've updated this. Time has been seeming to escape me lately. I have another couple tracks which I've released. The first is a dark, Sci-Fi piece that starts softer and builds into a big climax. I had in mind a transformation of some kind taking place. It's titled "The Ascension" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEwSvHfQlis

    And secondly I have a track that's more built toward a trailer score. "Ignite The Fire" is all about sound design elements and deep, booming percussion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQMROzr-a-A

    I hope everyone is well and has a great weekend!
    Best wishes!
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  13. You could try getting your music into the oficial Youtube music library. Some people like me are paranoid to use music outside the official library in videos due the copyright bots.
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  14. Originally Posted by rocco123 View Post
    You could try getting your music into the oficial Youtube music library. Some people like me are paranoid to use music outside the official library in videos due the copyright bots.
    Hey, thanks so much for the tip. I actually tried looking into that, but it doesn't seem to be open to submissions anymore. Unless I'm overlooking something.

    That's one of the reasons I provide signed materials releases with every track. My goal was to try to make people feel safe using the music by providing them release forms they could use to prove they had my permission. In case Youtube does try to snag someone with a false copyright claim, you can dispute it and submit the form as proof.

    Sorry if that's not enough. If Youtube ever opens a way back up to submit to their library, I would certainly do that.

    Anyway, here's the latest free piece I've done. It's a sci-fi track that mixes some atmospheric elements with lots of digital plucks and other sounds. It's called "Lost World."

    You can download it right here: https://www.darrencurtismusic.com/sci-fi-modern

    Best wishes, everyone!
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    How kind and altruistic of you, Darren. I don't use music much because I do videos from live wildlife cams and don't like to add "artificial" sounds - but sometimes a soundtrack is called for and I shall remember you!
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  16. Originally Posted by clemenzina View Post
    How kind and altruistic of you, Darren. I don't use music much because I do videos from live wildlife cams and don't like to add "artificial" sounds - but sometimes a soundtrack is called for and I shall remember you!
    Well, thank you very much! I appreciate that. It's always great to be remembered! Haha.

    If the music can ever be of service to you in the future, then that's awesome! I hope you have a great week!
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