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I'm looking for a royalty free sci-fi sounding song thats 1:00+ long, and costs less then, or is $5 usd. I want to have a nice BGM for my engine demo I'm going to release for a game I'm planing on having go commercial. I don't want to spend too much money on it, so my limit is $5 usd. I want it to be at least a 1:00 in length.

Where should I look? Or even better, do you have a link to a song that meets the criteria?

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That's pretty specific... Maybe change the question to ask about where to get royalty free music in general? I think it's at risk of being closed as is. – Byte56 Oct 5 '11 at 4:04
I know where to get royalty free music. I'm looking for extremely cheap royalty free music that doesn't suck, and isn't too small or large. I mean, what good is this place if I can't ask the questions I need to? – CyanPrime Oct 5 '11 at 4:36
I agree that this is a very localized question and in its current form would be unlikely to benefit future visitors, which (in addition to helping individual question-askers) is another important aspect of the Q&A on this site. – Josh Petrie Oct 5 '11 at 4:46
@CyanPrime, what good is this place if other people find it unusable because it's too cluttered with useless questions? One of the goals of the SE sites is to be generally useful, not just problem-solving-for-one-person sites. Which is also why I have a problem with "can you debug my code" questions - they don't help anyone else who comes to the site, in the future, just add noise. – Cyclops Nov 27 '11 at 13:13
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about where to get assets for a game. – Byte56 Aug 9 '13 at 13:31
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I've bought music from this group before. They often have sales for large collections (~20 tracks, with 4 variants of each track including loopable 1 minute sections) going for $8.41, or short samples (~40seconds) going for ~$5. Their collections are generally grouped by theme/atmosphere, with Scifi being a popular one.

I can attest to their quality, I've used the discs I bought (Scifi, Mystery and Hard Rock) in all of my indie games work.

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All I'm seeing here is $139.00. I see no $5 at all. – CyanPrime Oct 5 '11 at 6:25
As I said, they often have sales. I get an email every other month informing me as much. – Jordaan Mylonas Oct 5 '11 at 6:29
Ah, okay. Well this seems like a good answer, so I'll accept it. Thank you. – CyanPrime Oct 5 '11 at 6:38

Check here:

Lots of different criteria to use to search by genre, feel, & keywords.

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Have a look here:

For royalty-free sci-fi tracks.

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Oh man, premiumbeat has some really good stuff, for much less than independent contractors would charge (and you get to see the finished product up front!) – bobobobo Sep 29 '12 at 17:06

Perhaps Maybe what you are looking for with huge selection of 35,000 tracks at $0.99. Comes with custom license made out to you. This should fit you as it works for commercial use without having to credit especially if you are not able to do not want to.

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I've been using stuff from where it's royalty free if you attribute the song or you can buy one for 10$.

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You could try

It's a search engine for free or cheap music that you can license for your game.

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Take a look at Music from Numbers, from satellite number stations. Completely free and Creative Commons licensed.

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What about ccMixter or other creative commons sites? I did a quick search for sci-fi and found this:

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A little late to the party, I'm afraid, but this might help you - or someone else out - in the future. has a fairly good selection of royalty free music. I'll admit, there is a lot of "sucky" (as you put it) selections, but there are some good ones too.

Here's a link that takes you to the music section: OpenGameArt Music

As always, just check the licenses. Most are Creative Commons and some are Public Domain, but a few are specifically for open-source projects - so beware.

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