This article was updated on march 25. 2007 with a few more options in the comparison guide and the definition of price.
This article is an comparison guide between the different music stock options that I have looked into. I do not look at the quality of the music, but their prices and licenses as I believe they are more important to choose a starting point in the quest for music you can distribute.
Prices are for use on small websites or other small projects. Usually I have printed the lowest price for a complete track. Some offers part of tracks for a lower price.
|Opuzz||29.99||none||Good price for albums of music - US$59. But read the fine print - no discount for "download only" purchases!|
|Stock-music||29.95||5000||You can buy their entire stock for US$199.|
|Stockmusic||29.95||none||Albums available for US$99.95 and 10 songs for US$199.95.|
|Royalty Free Music||59.95
|5000||Albums available for US$99.95.|
|Shockwave-sound.com||Varies a little, average 30||5000||Albums available for US$99.95.|
|Smart Sound||99.95||none||Discounts available.|
|Soundrangers||49.95||none||Clips available for lower prices. Very good choices of sound effects.|
|all music library||12.95||none|
|Proud Music||€59.50||1000||Expensive. I am not impressed by the music either...|
|Music Tracks Library||Varies a litte, average is 19.90||1000|