Songs or melodies that play in the background of scenes to set the tone and nature. Also known as BGM, or background music.

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Where can I find free music for my game? [closed]

I'm in need of some tunes for my game. Where can I procure some, preferably for free?
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Where is quality paid game music? [closed]

Where may I find quality game music for reasonable fees? I'm willing to pay for the music, but I hope it is well done.
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Looking for a royalty free sci-fi sounding song thats 1:00+ long, and costs <= $5 [closed]

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 ...
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How to maintain artistic consistency when working with multiple artists?

I'm making a game that requires a volume of artistic content which is not practical to be created by a single person, so I've enlisted the help of additional artists. The problem is, each artist has ...
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As an indie game developer, how can I have (quality) music/sound done? [closed]

Besides the story itself, a game needs code, graphics and music/sound effect. I can program and I knew a few graphics designers in the web app era. However, I don't know whether to find music and ...
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Interactive music games

I've been seeing lots of simple interactive programs popping up all over the internet that generate basic music, usually quite nice sounding, from simple interactions from the user. Otomata is one ...
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How do you keep the gameplay and music in sync in a rhythm game?

What's the best way to program a rhythm based game in XNA? (Some sort of game like Dance Dance Revolution) Would you use the built in GameTime? What logic would you use to make sure the game ...
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Is it illegal to use a commercial song in your game (that you intend to sell)

If I were to buy, say this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fumBcKC6RE, strip/find/get the instrumental, and use that instrumental in a game I'm making, as a theme, say for a recurring boss ...
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Guitar hero clone and music

I am an indie game developer and I am doing a game similar to guitar hero. I am using tracks composed by musicians and I contacted them to sing a licensing contract. As is my first indie project I ...
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Stop music in crafty.js

How do I stop a looping music file from playing in crafty.js? I want the music to stop playing once a gameover condition has been reached.
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What is a legal way to use music from registered authors in a game?

I have recently asked a question about music in games like Guitar Hero. I have found that that in Europe (at least) if I do want to use a track composed by a musician member of a royalty collecting ...
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How can I make my program get a username?

I am making a program that I want to load music from library/music on any computer. To do this I use Music.FromUri(). However, I need the username from the current computer in order for the filepath ...