40+ completely free pieces of music

(as in it’s royalty free so don’t email me asking permission to use it).

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CC-BY (Creative Commons attribution) – For each and every single song below, all you have to do is credit the songwriter – Peter John Ross ( and the music is your to use for free. They may not be great songs, but they can be the difference between your movie getting legal clearance, or getting a “Cease & Desist” court order. These are just a donation to the public domain.

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Music Style


A vocal acoustic song in Spanish by a white man with no soul, use at your own risk of ear bleeding

a piano only happy song, although the rhythm is quite white and off beat

a pulsating cool ambient sound for the Cops or Counter Terrorist Unit-style movies
a generic sound circa 1990-1999 semi-reggae, another vocal track called TEARS OF RED
If you like Joe Satriani or Steve Vai or any of the guitar instrumentalists of that ilk, this is for you and free
A horrible and cheezy ballad that will make you sick to your stomach
As seen in the HOW TO DEAL WITH TELEMARKETERS, the official Hold Music for your home phone(WARNING!)
A jazzy blend of fusiony goodness for those who like the Lee Ritnour, John Schofield, Larry Carlton types
The End Credits to an Action movie I haven’t made yet. SOUNDCLOUD link
For those who want ambient synth sound to drone out their worries, dig this track free
Harold Faltermeyer would be proud of this song for your 80’s detectives
an all guitar ditty with sound effect
The Lonely Life Blues with vocals, not for everyone because it kinda sucks, but might be good low in the mix
a metal song that goes jazz and then gets weird… if you can believe it
another vocal track, this time a bit more like Enigma but without the class or quality…use at your own risk
Need a Van Halen-y, Dokken-esque sound a like tune instrumental? This is for you Mr. Coverdale
Funky Funky Monkey done poorly. Not the best track, but it’s free
Need a song with poorly played jazz? Here it is.
another eccelctic set of guitar noise that is almost a song, and short
If ever you need the anthemic sound of the 1980’s, this is the synthy happy tune for you
Low synthy, minor to major piece for the scary & sci fi mixdown!
Basically, an indescribable tune. Okay, I’ll try. If NIN had a fetal jazz abortion, this would be it
Instrumental jazzy latin thing with saxophone , very Sade like
an ambient, eerie, synthy song starting off minor & going major key at the end, sad to happy
blah generic organ song with no meat, just potatoes, if you need organ ONLY

generic techno song with kick ass guitar solo

mid-tempo soul song instrumental with Soprano sax

All keyboard, retarded John Hughes sound

Very Joe Satriani, early 90’s sound, pre-Nirvana

Piano & strings with driving beat, tense action.

Piano, Upright Bass, and percussion, mid tempo.

Slow beat, fretless bass, electric piano

Low synth, and ambient FX

If you need Nicholas Cage, you can have Nicholas Cage, but I don’t stand by the legal ramifications of using it. SOUNDCLOUD LINK & Youtube link

Electric funk with guitar & synth, P-funky.

All keys with some drums at the end, very upbeat & positive

All keyboard, light Caribbean

Synth and slap bass, mid tempo

Middle Eastern 1 A bit of that Egyptian vibe for ya, YOUTUBE LINK & SOUNDCLOUD LINK
Middle Eastern 2 More authentic than the last Egyptian tune SOUNDCLOUD LINK & YOUTUBE LINK
MIddle Eastern 3 More authentic than the last Egyptian tune SOUNDCLOUD LINK & YOUTUBE LINK
Middle Eastern 4 More authentic than the last Egyptian tune SOUNDCLOUD LINK & YOUTUBE LINK

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Music composed & performed by Peter John Ross, courtesy of

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About Emmy Nominated filmmaker Peter John Ross & Sonnyboo Productions – As a filmmaker Peter John Ross has produced, edited, and directed several award winning films. His more recent work, the feature film Horrors of War has worldwide distribution. Perhaps best known for this Top Ten rated site, Ross also writes for VIDEOMAKER MAGAZINE, INTERNET VIDEO MAGAZINE, and other publications.