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There are also a lot of music producers that post their music on services like spotify or soundcloud. It's all quite well organised so you could first ask from them if they could provide the music for free (.... say for promotion) and then you could buy some tracks or have them compose some for you.

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I wouldn't advise NOT asking for free music (for promotion) as it's hardly an even trade off. And in many cases it might just come off as rude or upset the artist that spent time, energy and money making that song. Approach producers and ask to license their tracks. In some cases, they might be quite affordable. 

But spotify and such often feature producers that are making music that may not always work for games - i.e. music with lyrics in some cases - or it may not have the ability to be made interactive. Also the more commercialized you get on things like Spotify, the higher the chances that you'll have to go through a record label instead of just through an artist and that adds higher cost and more complexity. 

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10 hours ago, nsmadsen said:

I wouldn't advise NOT asking for free music (for promotion) as it's hardly an even trade off. And in many cases it might just come off as rude or upset the artist that spent time, energy and money making that song.

and somehow, despite that, there are a shocking number of people who just give stuff away.

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And I think that's a mistake on their part. It devalues the whole audio industry when someone gives away stuff for free. Famous writer and screenwrite, Harlan Ellison, put it best in this clip: (warning some rough language).

 

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8 hours ago, nsmadsen said:

And I think that's a mistake on their part. It devalues the whole audio industry when someone gives away stuff for free. Famous writer and screenwrite, Harlan Ellison, put it best in this clip: (warning some rough language).

 

Haha what a great guy!

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On 7/10/2018 at 11:09 PM, nsmadsen said:

If you need just one track - you could go with a library online. There are literally tons of options if you google "royalty free music" or "stock music." If you're wanting more customized, branded stuff that can have the same, unique personality spread across an entire OST, then you're best bet is hiring a composer. 

Thanks for sharing that options.

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