Originally posted on Photofocus:
Whether you’re building a slideshow or editing a video, music is an important factor to consider for emotional connection to the audience. The internet is tempting with many sites that allow you to download any song you desire. But we have to warn you. Just because it is “free” doesn’t mean it’s legal to use in your videos. We don’t want you to get sued — so listen carefully. There are many sites out there that you can pay for downloads of great music to use legally for your videos so we want to make sure we cover the board of options.
There’s three different ways we can approach this for you to not get legally attacked; music for no budget, music for a small budget and music for a generous budget.