Royalty Free Music for eLearning


Recently a fellow member of the Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals' Group (14K+ of members) asked " If anyone know of where to find royalty free background music for training? " As you can understand this question was the inspiration for the following list that contains Royalty Free Music websites for eLearning. Royalty Free Music Library is proud to offer one of the largest offerings of online broadcast-quality royalty free music anywhere on the web.

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How to Teach Music Online & Monetize Your Skills (Guide)


Has your music school got shuttered due to COVID-19? Then you have to stop depending on your physical location and start teaching music online. Here’s what we’re covering: How teaching music online works. Examples of online music schools. 1 Do Online Music Lessons Work?

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Maximizing Productivity Through Music


Just what you need. . As more and more research is developed, music in the workplace is being changed from a way to tune out to a way to tune in. . Music can be linked to increases in productivity through changes in mood. “In Through this, music is able to reduce stress and allow people a more open mind when confronting that large stack of work they’ve yet to get to. . Obviously, music doesn’t help everyone focus all the time.

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How to Add Music to a Video

TechSmith Camtasia

A truly engaging video often includes music, as well. But where do you find music? When you find it, how do you add music to a video? Read more to learn how to add music to a video. There’s a difference between adding music and adding the right music. Before you choose your music, think about what type of video you’re creating. For a video showing software or product features, you’ll probably want something upbeat and positive.

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Freebie Friday: The Sweet Sound of Free Stock Assets 

eLearning Brothers

Anyone who has ever edited audio knows that quality sound effects are an essential part of the process. Lucky for them, we have an expansive library full of sounds that will add a little something to your eLearning course. This week, we’re adding four handy stock sounds to our Free Library for a limited time only, so snap them up quick. Two minutes of smooth and jazzy piano music. Which of these free sounds was your favorite?

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Sound Effects in E-learning: Top 8 Sample Music Sites

CommLab India

One of the important aspects of e-learning development is music. Many instructional designers add music and/or other sound effects to make their e-learning courses more interesting for learners. Music is the language of emotions. Most of us love music, as it eases tension and anxiety. So, why don’t we provide background music and/or other sound effects in our e-learning courses ?

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Background Music in eLearning & Copyright

Adobe Captivate

Over the past few months, I’ve received more and more calls and emails about the pros and cons of adding background music to eLearning projects (specifically projects created using Adobe Captivate). In the image below, I’ve imported a music file called Acoustic Mellow.mp3. While the process of adding background music to projects is simple, there are two bigger questions that need to be asked. Is It a Best Practice to Add Background Music to eLearning?

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Part 1: Say What?! A Guide to Camtasia Sound

eLearning Brothers

What it does – This effect will analyze your audio and find spots that it thinks should not have noise (for example lulls in conversation or other more punchy sounds). It will then memorize what those spots sound like – sometimes the hum of an air conditioner or the whirring of computer fans – and make each instance of that sound silent. I would highly suggest against using this effect on music as music is often much more dynamic than this effect allows.

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How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Guest Post by Mike Russell, Creative Director at Music Radio Creative. Adding background music to any video you create in Camtasia will add a whole new dimension to your content. In order to add music successfully there are some simple tips you can follow. I’ll also provide some decent, legal sources of music that you can use in your videos today. Choose Background Music That Complements Your Content. I imagine their age, lifestyle and musical taste.

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Audio Production Mastery Tips from a Grammy Winner | Justin Proctor

TechSmith Camtasia

A degree in sound engineering? He began managing a private record recording studio with his college records production partner a few years into this work while running Delivery Room Studios. Test out your equipment, microphone positioning and see how it sounds before you press record.

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Soundscapes for elearning

Sponge UK

Sound design is one of the most overlooked elements in the process of creating elearning, but it could be just what you need to take your elearning project to the next level. How important is sound? “You are 66% less productive in a noisy open plan office.” Sound is critical in many visual mediums; modern cinema uses sound effects to create a sense of reality and music to illicit an emotional response.

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How to train productivity at work: Top experts reveal their employee productivity formula


We asked 37 productivity experts a simple question: can employee productivity be trained? But how exactly do you train people on productivity? However, the concept of productivity training is not new. But training on productivity, according to experts, can change that.

Training Video Production, Humanized


However, over the years I’ve observed how corporate training video production intimidates most people in the market for it. They have justifiable concerns about production costs, timelines, actors, branding, and quality. In an effort to make the production process a little more human-friendly, we created the Training Video Production, Humanized guide. Training Video Production: Things to Know Up Front. What to Expect During Pre-Production.

Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Do you use music in your courses? I’ve found time and time again that a little bit of well-placed music can add a surprising amount of polish and – more importantly – set the tone of the overall experience. Music can take a shortcut through people’s brains and tap into their emotions in a way that’s uncommon with spoken or written words. The impact came from timing the verbal and visual elements to a music track that perfectly captured the mood I wanted to create.

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What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

Bonus Tip: Get some friends who work in the movies because a film crew can tell you the best place to get the best solution and price on a product for anything you can possibly imagine. We watch what we want, when we want, on whatever size screen we want, with the highest quality of sound we want. Production Value. Sound Quality. The first trick to raising production values won’t cost you much at all. Hollywood Rule: Sound is more important than visuals.

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ELEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Background Music & Copyright

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Over the past few months, I've received more and more calls and emails about the pros and cons of adding background music to eLearning projects (specifically projects created using Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia).   First and foremost, it's a simple process to add background music using your tool of choice. In the image below, I've imported a music file called Acoustic Mellow.mp3.   Is It a Best Practice to Add Background Music to eLearning?

Learn eLearning Audio Production from an Expert

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Like most things technical, once you know the little tricks and gain a better understanding of the technology it becomes an easy leap from amateur audio to "wow, that's sounds great" audio. This year we are very happy to have Chris Hansen leading Audio File Production and Management for Learning as part of the eLearning Guild Academy. Are you an eLearning developer struggling with audio? Okay maybe you're not struggling. You're getting stuff done, but you wish your audio was better.

Product Review Raptivity

eLearning 24-7

Product: Raptivity. Don’t get me wrong, this is a product that offers some really great features, but it constant pitching within the product to upsell, becomes irritating, so much so, I can easily see someone blasting the product into recycle bin space. Raptivity calls their product an interaction tool with templates, games, simulations, etc. Before you use the product, you must have Flash 8.0 Raptivity is an interaction tool.

Better Productivity with Raptivity: A Story of Customer Centricity

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

When Yehudi Menuhin was asked: "What has music taught you?" It is no different with product design. You design products in a flash of inspiration, and keep making them better by listening to your customers. release is full of productivity features that are based on ideas that come straight from the trenches. Raptivity now shows helpful information such as recommended image size, sound bit rate, video format, size, frame rate etc alongside the customization window.

Product Review: Articulate Storyline

eLearning 24-7

Layers and Conditions – if you have experience with Photoshop or similar products that use layers, then your learning curve is less. If you like interactions, features and lots of capabilities – you will love this product. Main reason IMO, that the product is desktop. I just spent some serious cash for your product, why force me to waste time to register? This is the meat and potatoes of the product.

YouTube is skill in music

Learning with e's

YouTube is blocking all music videos from its service in the UK from today, due to a disagreement with the Performing Right Society (PRS). The initial outlay was alarming, with studio and production costs very steep. This may sound strange to you but it made me quite angry. You see, I had never released cassette tapes of those tracks, only vinyl disks, so the cassette tapes were illegal copies of my music.

Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products

Tony Karrer

These products promise to automate the process of adding audio to eLearning thereby streamlining and accelerating the production of eLearning courses. We’ll look at: Adobe Captivate 4, 5 (with TTS narration feature) Tuval Software Industries Speech-Over Professional (for PowerPoint) Requirements for a TTS Product First, let's set down the requirements that eLearning professionals would expect from a production TTS tool and see how these two products fulfill them.

Airtable’s Chief Product Officer on Building Products that Amplify Our Creative Potential

Actio Learning

We’re thrilled to feature this guest post from Andrew Ofstad, Chief Product Officer at Airtable. Most products out there today, however, aren’t working to expand or amplify the range of our abilities or creative potential. Some products take on one main use case but amplify human potential rather than just making a task easier. Airtable’s Chief Product Officer on Building Products that Amplify Our Creative Potential, Not… Click To Tweet.

Planning A Video Production

The eLearning Coach

If you suddenly find yourself responsible for a complex video production—you know, more than sitting in front of your web cam—you’ll need to do some major planning. From a practical standpoint, training videos typically use the two-column (audio and video) type of format with the narration, sound effects and music in one column and visuals in the other. Alternately, you can hire a video production house and use one of their studios where they will create the sets.

How To Create A Product Demo Video Strategy That Drives Results

TechSmith Camtasia

Compelling product demo videos are powerful sales tools. They’ll usually take care of almost all the work, from creative concepting to scripting and production. You’ll get a high-quality final product that you can host wherever you like and share with customers. Cost is just one of many reasons companies choose to produce their own product demo videos. I’m sure your product is filled with great features and functionality that all your customers love.

Could e-learning content be the key to solving your corporate learning challenges?


You’ll like the sound of this – off-the-shelf eLearning content. Making personalized playlists for people instead of burning CD’s, for example, is way easier nowadays with the help of technology like Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, etc. Product

Rethinking How We Use Closed Captioning in Education

3Play Media

The Associate Professor of English at Tech Tech literally wrote the book on captions: Reading Sounds: Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture. Captioning is a skill that at times requires some creative solutions, especially when you’re dealing with non-speech sounds. Captions don’t caption sounds per se. Captions don’t caption sounds; they capture meaning. The sound indicates that the bartender is turning off the tap.

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Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast multitrack audio

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Monetization, Production, Growth, and Advertising for Course Creators, Coaches, and Consultants with Michael Greenberg


We dive into monetization, production, growth, and advertising for course creators, coaches, and consultants with Michael Greenberg in this episode of LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. One playbook Michael put together, called the Authority Marketing Playbook , goes in-depth on how you can conduct customer research and position your product or service. I can put a suit on and get a nice video production.

Tips and Tools We Use to Make Our Tutorial Videos | Jason Valade and Ryan Eash

TechSmith Camtasia

There are three tiers that differ based on audience, content, review process, and production style. Jason likes to use the emphasize audio feature, which is a great way to introduce music with a simple click and drag method. What does it take to make your tutorial videos shine?

The Importance of Script Writing in Video Presentations

eLearning Brothers

While some screenwriters can wax eloquent in their work, most screenplays end up sounding more like this: REVERSE SHOT ON THE BACKS OF GERALD AND SCARLETT. CAMERA RETREATS BACK, BACK, BACK, until we have the tiny, silhouetted figures of Gerald O’Hara and his daughter gazing over the lands of Tara, beautiful in the sunset, to the thematic musical accompaniment which we will use for Tara throughout the picture. It’s not fair, really.

Screencasting: From Script to Screen

TechSmith Camtasia

Check to make sure there aren’t any extra clips, sound bits, or callouts lingering in other tracks before you produce and share your video. When it comes to using licensed music , it’s incredibly important to do your research. Creative commons licenses are fairly common and give you free reign to use the music however and wherever you want; whereas, royalty-free and standard licenses come with a bit more rules as well as a license fee. Music Licensing.

What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

If you’re recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. For capturing location sounds, or dialog between 2 or more people, we recommend a shotgun mic. Caution though, shotgun mics are very directional, so you need to make sure you’re pointing the mic directly at the sound you want to pick up. The Science Behind Sound. Sound moves in waves.

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5 Simple Tips to Create an Explainer Video


Promote a product / service? And when it comes to the audio, three issues need attention: the voice-over , the delivery speed, and background sounds: 1) The voice must be clear and not overpowered by background music. 3) Also consider effective sound effects and suitable background music. With the right choice of music, one can set the tone of the video and evoke the desired emotion to engage the target audience.

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How to write an award-winning submission

Good To Great

Good To Great In pursuit of excellence: my view on the world of learning and training Skip to content Home A bit about me ← Lessons from Jamie’s Dream School A panel podcast on compliance training → How to write an award-winning submission Posted on March 8, 2011 by Stephanie Dedhar | Leave a comment Last week’s Oscars may have marked the end of the film and music awards season, but in the world of e-learning there’s a definite buzz in the air.

3 Reasons to Invest in Leadership Development

Infopro Learning

Every once in great while, a musical prodigy will be born with the raw talent to re-write our understanding of sound without formal education. But for the clear majority of musicians, they had some natural musical ability, but then needed development and education to create beautiful and insightful song. Leadership: Nurture vs Nature. Natural leaders are hard to come by. At least that’s the common perception. We don’t see it that way.

5 Integral Elements of Emotionally and Socially Engaging Learning Videos

Obsidian Learning

The intended purpose of the video should drive every aspect of the design and production. Paired music. Music can create powerful social and emotional connections. Have you ever watched a scary movie without the music? Look for music that conveys light-heartedness.

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How to Create Explainer Videos That Motivate Coworkers

simpleshow video maker

From product development to marketing and customer service, there are various moving parts that need to be in sync for business operations to run smoothly. New protocol, products, and services videos. Tip #1: Level up your video production skills.

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8 Video Tips to enhance your e-learning courses


Whatever your niche, from internal courses for your enterprise’s employees to music tuition, if properly used, video can be a very effective weapon in your arsenal. And these are just the beginning  after the capture there comes color correction, sound mixing, editing, subtitling and general post production. Search Google for royalty free music you can use in your videos. Watch amateur YouTube and Vimeo productions for inspiration.

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Basic Instructional Design Process for Non-Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

Over the years as technology has developed, especially in the production realm, it’s become more and more difficult to adequately bring volunteers up to speed. Most of the roles in the production side are “volunteer” versions of professional jobs and while people espouse the love of volunteering, they also expect professional results. Maybe you give them a paper handout with the sound board and ask them to physically touch or mark what they should adjust for different situations.