Three new free background music tracks

Three new free background music tracks (Songs 10-12) have been added to the Free Background Music Series

You can use these music recordings for any non-commercial projects that you are working on (e.g., video, animation, presentations, etc.); just provide  credit (music by longzijun). You can refer to the Terms of Use for more information.

Background Music 12: Dreams

This is the most popular song in the series. It was originally composed for a video done by students in my school’s Creative Media Studio team. They interviewed people about their dreams in life (see their video: ( The song was mainly composed on a Korg M50 synthesizer and is influenced by Indonesian gamelan music and minimalist music.   

Tempo: 112 bpm
Duration: 3:43
Style: EDM, Electronica

Download Links for Dreams (Background Music 12)

Note: A rapper that goes by the name X’es Evol’i  has ripped off this song and is using an excerpt of it as an into in his online album. If you get a copyright claim, you should dispute it. The instructions are here: Disputing Content ID Matches on my Songs.

Background Music 11: Safe Harbor

Tempo: 80 bpm
Duration (Main Version): 5:12
Duration (Version without Drums): 3:48

This is minimalist with orchestral instrumentation (e.g., piano, cello, acoustic bass, harp, flute, French horn. clarinet, drums). There are two versions. The second version, without drums, is shown below.

Safe Harbor – Drumless Version

Download Links for Safe Harbor (Background Music 11)

Download Links for Safe Harbor – Drumless Version (Background Music 11)

When used in YouTube videos, this song sometimes gets false Content ID claims because the piano loops have been used in other songs. If you get a copyright claim, it is a false match and should be disputed. You can refer to this page for instructions: Disputing Copyright Claims on My Songs

Background Music 10: Little Ape

Tempo: 135 bpm
Duration (Main Version): 3:00
Style: Lo-fi pop

This music was originally created for a video montage showcasing a digital toy camera, so the music has a kind of lo-fi and casual feel to it. The kaleidoscope images were created using After Effects. The music was played on a Korg M50 synthesizer.

Download Links for Little Ape (Background Music 10)

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3 thoughts on “Three new free background music tracks

  1. Stephen,

    I like your background music very much. It’s the best I’ve found and suits my purposes extremely well. I produce videos for associates with small businesses, community events, charity functions etc. who do not have funds for big budget productions, but still require local promotion. I do charge for this service, but only enough to cover my costs as this is a retirement project, rather than a commercial endeavour. I’m 65 years of age.

    I would consider it a privilege to use some of your music as background? I would naturally give you credit for the composition. Please let me know if this is possible.

    Also, please advise me as new music is created.


    • Hi David

      That is possible for your work for charities and other non-profit organisations or private individuals (and you would have to inform the client that the music is not included in the production charge). The problem is that almost all the songs (except #10) make use of pre-recorded loops which come with their own licensing restrictions that preclude commercial use, so the songs could not be used by profit-making companies.

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