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I need to put together an documentary/informational video. It's being submitted for a competition, so I don't know if I can use CC-SA or CC-NC-SA works like Magnatune. Where can I find CC-BY licenced or equalivent music suitable for use in video?

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I know of a few sources for music allowed to be used in video productions and so forth, but none of those are free (but not so expensive neither). Let me know if that would be interesting and I can post some suggestions. – Ken Fyrstenberg Oct 31 '12 at 20:24
@Abdias that might be a decent answer – Travis Dtfsu Crum Nov 6 '12 at 1:47
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Jamendo has a whole bunch of cc by licensed music.

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Jamendo is the best place to begin your quest... also has a selection of music amongst its various SFX collections. A Google for "music Creative Commons" should also yield some useful results, some artists intentionally CC their work for noncommercial use. – Christopher Woods Apr 30 '14 at 16:35

I am not sure where to find this or how to make fully certain it is public domain, but all music after 70 years should be public domain, or should be somewhat cheap considering that the copyrights on them have expired

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Public Domain rules differ depending on the country of origin (and usage). In Europe, the PD threshold was recently raised from 50 to 70 years (a compromise; lobbying groups wanted 90!) -- see this 2013 Billboard article. Bear in mind only the phonogram copyright expires once the music becomes Public Domain, the other copyrights have different time periods on them. – Christopher Woods Apr 30 '14 at 16:33

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