Dan-O is the owner of DanoSongs.com, a royalty free production music library where millions of people world-wide use his music for free under the creative commons music license. The only thing you need to do when using Dan’s music is to link back to or credit his Website. He currently has over 100 original songs available to be used in YouTube videos, films, slideshows, games, podcasts, and any other projects that need original instrumental or vocal tracks.
Considering the price of paying for music licensing and the difficulty in finding a good variety of music to choose from, Dan-O’s song service really comes to the rescue for users on a tight budget or with no budget at all! You can license the tunes royalty free if you provide a link back or credit to “Free Music by DanoSongs.com”, and that’s all folks! It really couldn’t be made any easier.
Dan-O‘s song selection offers a wide variety of styles and genres, including original pop, rock, acoustic and techno songs. The songs have been set as FREE MP3 music downloads that are legal, safe and virus-free to listen to, burn, stream, place in podcasts or even use in your own personal or commercial multimedia projects.
Dan-O grants permission to use these tracks on music video sites, in photo galleries, as free background music on Websites, in student film projects, or whatever else you can think of. You can use the MP3s as a game soundtrack, to record vocals over as a song or to play them on your podcast as complete finished tracks.
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The songs are downloadable and useable under the creative commons license which means you can use them for free if you link back to the danosongs.com website. However if you just want to download and listen, then you don’t need to link back. Another surprise it that you don’t even have to register at the website, in order to download any music.
If you have specific needs then Dan-O also offer most of his songs through a publishing agency called Music Dealers for music professionals who need formal contracts. Another plus is that this is an international music library so you have no restrictions anywhere in the world when you download free MP3 songs from danosongs.com.
Most royalty free licenses also typically offer free sound recording duplication rights, but not free broadcasting rights. The creative commons license that Dan-O’s uses, waves his rights to collect PRO (Performing Rights Organization) royalties. If you are using Dan-O’s music in a situation that requires reporting to ASCAP or BMI, then you will not need to add his tracks to the paperwork. You can air the tunes on radio or podcasts as many times as you want.
So if you’re searching for ready-made music beds, for your next production, both personal and commercial, or you need backing music to put your vocals over, it really doesn’t get any simpler than this. Dan-O has put a lot of work into the composition, recording, and production of his tracks and has placed them on his website to be used by all, FREE of charge, all he asks for in return is a simple credit recognition. If you absolutely don’t want to give credit for whatever reason, then a simple donation of $10 per track can be offered in exchange.
In closing, Dan-O may also be able to help you with custom made music projects. Depending on the use, his available time, and the style of music. The cost can be anywhere from free for creative commons licensing to a negotiable fee for a work-for-hire license where you buy the complete copyright to the song. He can also do some video editing and customizing of the existing tracks for ringtones, advertising, commercials and on hold music if you need that. Dan-O is open to working with practically anyone and if you want to meet him in person to discuss a project, you will find him in the New York City area.