[media player]


0:00
0% played
0:00

Royalty-Free Music



Donate

Download all of the music on this site at once!
Complete incompetech mp3 files - $48
Tempo Genre Length
Mountain Emperor
Download "Mountain Emperor" as mp3

Listen Now!

Watch the Video on YouTube

Credit this piece by copying the following to your credits section:

Mountain Emperor Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Mountain Emperor"

Instruments: Taiko Drums, Gamelan

Feel: Action, Driving, Mystical

So many big drums! All the big drums in all one place! Bonus; Extra people banging on gamelan metals! Uncompressed download comes with a version with just the drums... I'm not sure if this of for non-musicologists who may not like the gamelan - or specifically for musicologists who think I've used the gamelan improperly.

Download Uncompressed

ISRC: USUAN1700012
Uploaded: 2017-01-23

120 bpm World 3:20
Shenyang
Download "Shenyang" as mp3

Get it from iTunes!

Listen Now!

Watch the Video on YouTube

Credit this piece by copying the following to your credits section:

Shenyang Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Shenyang"

Instruments: Erhu, Pipa, Yangqin, Percussion

Feel: Bright, Relaxed

When I do music based on folk traditions, I tend to name them after cities. Like this one: Shenyang. It is a little village of 8 million people that I've somehow never heard of. Oh sure, I've heard the name, but I don't associate it with anything specific. Chicago: Hot Dogs. Amsterdam: Offensively tall Dutch. Moscow: "Stop a Douchebag". Shenyang: No clue. How did I miss this city?? You already know if you need this piece, it has a more satisfying low-end than actual real Chinese music, and it should fit in with your modern productions well.

Download Uncompressed

ISRC: USUAN1600066
Uploaded: 2016-11-21

130 bpm Soundtrack 2:31
Indore
Download "Indore" as mp3

Get it from iTunes!

Listen Now!

Watch the Video on YouTube

Credit this piece by copying the following to your credits section:

Indore Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Indore"

Instruments: Shakuhachi, Koto, Bansuri, Percussion, Synths

Feel: Mystical, Eerie, Epic

So, you got an action movie set in India with an awesome badass antihero who just kills people with her mind. Boy, have I got the music for your introductory scene! Serious badassery going down here. This piece is sharp and crisp and just cool.

Download Uncompressed

ISRC: USUAN1600041
Uploaded: 2016-07-25

128 bpm World 3:45
Spellbound
Download "Spellbound" as mp3

Get it from iTunes!

Listen Now!

Watch the Video on YouTube

Credit this piece by copying the following to your credits section:

Spellbound Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Spellbound"

Instruments: Synths, Voice, Percussion

Feel: Mystical, Eerie, Mysterious, Calming, Dark

Reverbs, reverbs, reverbs! You want reverbs in you music, you got reverbs right here! Room reverbs, plate reverbs, even some spring reverbs! It is amazing! It is incredible! How can there be so much reverb?! So... why... You get a very hollow spooky thin feeling with the reverbs. This started out as an attempt to understand Witch House music. Pretty sure I still don't understand it. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.

Download Uncompressed

ISRC: USUAN1500061
Uploaded: 2015-09-12

70 bpm Electronica 3:50
Mystic Force
Download "Mystic Force" as mp3

Get it from iTunes!

Listen Now!

Watch the Video on YouTube

Credit this piece by copying the following to your credits section:

Mystic Force Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Mystic Force"

Instruments: Gamelan, Helicon, Percussion

Feel: Mystical, Eerie, Mysterious, Calming, Dark

Vaguely exotic sounding, yet still comfortably tonal, this piece certainly falls between some cracks. Gamelan is listed as an instrument... but that's sort of like listing an orchestra as an instrument... which I sometimes do. The other thing in here is that helicon. Imagine you take a french horn (which is like 5 meters of tubes) and make it even bigger! I guess it is also the name of a mountain in Greece? I did not use the mountain in this piece. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.

Download Uncompressed

ISRC: USUAN1500060
Uploaded: 2015-09-10

118 bpm World 3:44
Vadodora Chill Mix
Download "Vadodora Chill Mix" as mp3

Get it from iTunes!

Listen Now!



Credit this piece by copying the following to your credits section:

Vadodora Chill Mix Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Vadodora Chill Mix"

Instruments: Sitar, Percussion, Synth, Tambura, Bansuri

Feel: Intense, Grooving

Quite a hip little tune. Also available witha cutting melody. You can download this in uncompressed format here! Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.

Download Uncompressed

ISRC: USUAN1400050
Uploaded: 2014-11-17

97 bpm World 3:43
Vadodora
Download "Vadodora" as mp3

Get it from iTunes!

Listen Now!

Watch the Video on YouTube

Credit this piece by copying the following to your credits section:

Vadodora Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Vadodora"

Instruments: Sitar, Percussion, Synth, Tambura, Bansuri

Feel: Intense, Grooving

Quite a hip little tune. Also available without the melody. You can download this in uncompressed format here! Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.

Download Uncompressed

ISRC: USUAN1400049
Uploaded: 2014-11-17

97 bpm World 3:43
Eastminster
Download "Eastminster" as mp3

Get it from iTunes!

Listen Now!



Credit this piece by copying the following to your credits section:

Eastminster Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Eastminster"

Instruments: Plucked Strings, Synths

Feel: Calming, Relaxed

The constant reverberating sound of rain and the perfect-fifth drone of the strings are calming, but have an air of suspense and tension about them, as if a drama is about to unfold. The koto plays a near continuous refrain, at times forcefully. Evoking pre-colonialist East Asia, the piece is beautiful and stoic in tone, especially as the koto asserts its dominance in the sixth minute and at the end.

ISRC: USUAN1100719
Uploaded: 2010-05-29

51 bpm Contemporary 6:45
Finding Movement
Download "Finding Movement" as mp3

Get it from iTunes!

Listen Now!



Credit this piece by copying the following to your credits section:

Finding Movement Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Finding Movement"

Instruments: Koto, String Ensemble

Feel: Calming, Uplifting

The koto in this piece follows a steady, plodding beat, while the orchestral strings provide a drone-like background. At 0:33 the strings crescendo to follow the melody of the koto, but at 1:18 the tempo slows and the strings fade away, only to return to highlight the final chord. With the even rhythm and the sharply accentuated plucks of the koto, this is best used as an introduction to a short film or game, or the resolution to a conflict surrounding family or challenges to tradition.

ISRC: USUAN1100693
Uploaded: 2010-04-01

70 bpm World 1:56
Ripples
Download "Ripples" as mp3

Get it from iTunes!

Listen Now!



Credit this piece by copying the following to your credits section:

Ripples Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Ripples"

Instruments: Koto

Feel: Calming, Mystical, Relaxed

Flowing like water, this serene piece is perfect for relaxation and meditation. The solitary plucks of the Chinese guzheng reverberate slightly, and maintain a steadiness that would work well for introspective, Asian-themed content. This would also work well for anything depicting snow, winter, or Rural Japan.

ISRC: USUAN1100691
Uploaded: 2010-04-01

57 bpm World 3:25
Cambodian Odyssey
Download "Cambodian Odyssey" as mp3

Get it from iTunes!

Listen Now!



Credit this piece by copying the following to your credits section:

Cambodian Odyssey Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Cambodian Odyssey"

Instruments: Flute, Percussion, Synths

Feel: Dark, Grooving, Mysterious, Mystical

Written on spec for a Cambodian documentary. The double-reed horn in the piece is actually a highly processed oboe changed to give an edge.

ISRC: USUAN1100585
Uploaded: 2009-04-23

84 bpm World 1:14

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Additional Licenses available.
Creative Commons License