Get Started with Graph Paper

If you need some graph paper... you already know why you're here. incompetech has the best graph paper generators available, and they're all easy to use!

Let's go Graph Paper!

Get Started with Music

If you need free music for your YouTube videos where you get to keep the ad revenue...

If you need music for your film or video game...

If you need music for your presentation or commercial...

Let's go Music!

Holiday Time!!

I was really excited about Christmas music this morning. I started decorating a tree and writing this… then I realized it was too early, so I gave up.
The opening is pretty useful! So… Good enough! You can download it from SoundCloud.

Prepare for an ONSLAUGHT… of smooth jazz.

Backbay Lounge


This is cool. You can walk into a dinner party, grab a glass of prosecco, kiss the host, then casually defuse a large bomb one second before the timer runs out. That level of cool. Maybe you’re not that cool, but if you adopt this as your personal theme tune, people will THINK you’re that cool.
You can download the full uncompressed files here!

Alexander Nakarada

If you are working in live theatrical productions, and need some music… there’s new options for you!

You can get background music and original songs made specifically for your production. I know the fear and hatred you have when a script says “song”, but gives you no music…  or the music costs way too much, or the licensing beings a nightmare.

At SerpentSound,  you get easy licensing, and mixes designed for use in your space. Like and Subscribe (or bookmark, or whatever you do…) for your next production! You don’t want to go looking for a link like this again. People who do this are really difficult to find.

You can also find pre-made music for YouTube channels, or anything else, really.

https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/

Sorry, Russia…

For the last few days, I’ve been having problems with some very aggressive search engine robots from Yandex. It looks like a Russian search engine, and while I would like to be listed, my site can’t take the hit of hundreds of requests a second that they were sending at me… looks like many many many requests for the same audio files over and over again.

 

If you had issues with this site over the last couple of days – it should be all fixed now!

A Public Apology

Yesterday, I was informed through Adsense policy that this site contains sensitive material.

Google does not allow the monetization of content that may be sensitive, tragic, or hurtful. While we believe strongly in the freedom of expression and offer broad access to content across the Web without censoring search results, we reserve the right to
exercise discretion when reviewing sites and determining whether or not we are able to provide a positive user experience delivering contextually targeted ads to a site with this type of content.

If anyone was hurt by insensitive or hurtful use of logarithmic graph paper, I apologize. That was never my intention.

Here is the page in question…
http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/logarithmic/

I understand some types of graph paper may be difficult to talk about, but ignoring logarithmic graph paper will not make logarithmic graph paper magically go away.
Please keep the conversation going. Talk to your friends and family about logarithmic graph paper.

[I have already requested a manual review of this classification.]

 

October 7th Update: The manual review was a success! Logarithmic Graph Paper is no longer deemed sensitive or hurtful!

It is now classified as “content-free”. So, same result – better classification!

Adsense Problem

I got a notice that I can’t host copyrighted material on this site, as it is against the Adsense terms of service.
The problem is; it is MY material. The only “help” available tells me to bring my site in compliance.

So… if you’re from Adsense – please help me out in resolving this issue. I do not want to change ad networks, and (I hope) you do not want me to leave!


Hello,
This is a warning message to alert you that there is action required to bring your AdSense account into compliance with our AdSense program policies. We’ve provided additional details below, along with the actions to be taken on your part.

Affected website: incompetech.com

Example page where violation occurred: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?isrc=USUAN1200043

Action required: Please make changes immediately to your site to follow AdSense program policies.

Current account status: Active

Violation explanation
AdSense publishers may not display Google ads on webpages with content protected by copyright law unless they have the necessary legal rights to display that content. This includes sites that display copyrighted material, sites hosting copyrighted files, or sites that provide links driving traffic to sites that contain copyrighted material.


 

Well, I do have the necessary legal rights – but I can not find a way to resolve this claim. The Adsense help tells me only to “remove the violating content”.

Here’s hoping for a fix!