Free Background Music Songs 24-36: Preview & Download

Here are songs 24-35 in the Free Background music series. These songs can be used for free for non-commercial projects as long as they are properly credited (for my songs add the creidt “music by longzijun”, but for songs in the Featured Guest series, you follow the crediting guidelines below the video). The link to the mp3 file (hosted on Boxnet) is after each video. Once you get to the boxnet page look for the download arrow at the top right of the screen.

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Preview: Background music tracks 1-23
Preview: Short Instrumental Themes for Intros and Credits
Return to: Free Background Music Page

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If you are having downloading problems, please refer to this page for possible solutions: Downloading Problems (Free Background Music Series). Some WAV files are stored in Dropbox, which has a daily bandwidth limit, so these may not be available on any given day).

Background Music Songs

Buoyant (Background Music 36) 4:20

A new upload! An upbeat song with lots of sonic variety. It has elements of EDM, acoustic and pop music styles.

Download MP3 (320 kbps, 48 khz) from Boxnet:

Download WAV:

Broken (Background Music 35) 3:17

A three-minute gentle and sad song played on piano. It is influenced by classical minuets but is more minimalist and contemporary in feel

The download links for the music files (MP3 versions and WAV files) are at the bottom of the YouTube video description (either play the embedded video and click on the YouTube icon to open the YouTube video page or click on this link:

I Vow to Thee My Country (Featured Guest Series: Background Music 34) 2:12

A two-minute piano arrangement of this lovely, nostalgic song.
Crediting information:

I Vow to Thee My Country
Piano arrangement and performance by Kate Kwok (2015)
Original composition by Gustav Mahler and Sir Cecil Spring Rice (1921)

The composition is now in the public domain (copyrights of the arrangement and the recording, however, are held by Kate).
Download WAV: I Vow to Thee, My Country (WAV)
Download MP3: I Vow to Thee, My County (MP3)

Dispute information: On YouTube, it is quite common to get false content ID matches and copyright claims on original performances of public domain work. Should you get such a claimd, you should dispute it, stating:

The composition for the song being claimed (I Vow to Thee My Country) is in the public domain in all countries. It was composed by Gustav Holst and Sir Cecil Spring Rice in 1921. The recording is an original recording performed by Kate Kwok, who is playing her own arrangement of the song. It is produced by longzijun. The recording is available for use for free for non-commercial purposes and in monetized YouTube videos that are otherwise non-commercial in nature as long as the music is properly credited, which I have done in the video description. The permission is given on the video page for the song (, on the producer’s website ( and on this ToS page (

Little Hero (Background Music 33) 2:58, 134 bpm

A three-minute dramatic theme song suitable for anime, AMVs (Anime Music Videos), anime and animation. It features nice melodies and a variety of textures and sounds—from classical strings to rock guitar to electronic synths.

Download MP3: Little Hero (BGM 33)
Download WAV: Little Hero (BGM 33)

The Hidden Path (Background Music 32) 11:00, 115 bpm

An eleven-minute song with a mysterious atmosphere and a percussion-heavy rhythmic feel, The song is influenced by East African music styles.

Download MP3: The Hidden Path (BGM 32)
Download WAV: The Hidden Path (BGM 32)

A shorter seven-minute version of the song is also available.
Download MP3: The Hidden Path: Seven-Minute Cut (BGM 32b)
Download WAV: The Hidden Path: Seven-Minute Cut (BGM 32b)

Dubtitution (Background Music 31) 7:25, 95 bpm

This is a bass-heavy dub-inspired track (think of the Jamaican dub of Sly & Robbie as opposed to dubstep). I wanted a lot of sonic variety in this song (a lot more than is normally found in dub), so there is a lot going on and the would be best suited to wordless videos (e.g., speed drawing, gaming, photography, sports montages, etc).

Download MP3: Dubtitution (BGM 31)

Echoes & Fragments (Background Music 30) 3:00, 70 bpm

Classical, piano
This is a short and slow melancholy song in minimalist style somewhat in the vein of the songs of new age composer Ludovico Einaudi. It starts off (and ends) very quietly and features a crescendo in the middle. With this dynamic contrast, the song isn’t very suitable for use in vlogs. It is more suitable for ‘silent’ videos where you want to create a somber mood.

Download MP3: Echoes & Fragments (BGM 30)

Ravenchanter (Background Music 29) 4:04, 90 bpm

New age, ambient (acoustic guitar, bass, piano, drums, percussion and woodwind instruments)
This is a mysterious and hypnotic piece that is a combination of folk and ambient music. It has a steady rhythm. It started off with a very simple acoustic guitar accompaniment and I was going for a sound in the style of the country duo The Civil Wars, but as I started adding piano and more ambient elements, it took on a more mystical feel.

Download MP3:

Wild Illusion by Nikolaos Taramanidis (Featured Guest Series: Background Music 28) 5:43

An acoustcc guitar ballad with faint eachoes of Pink Floyd.
Crediting information:

(Wild Illusion) by Nikolaos Taramanidis

Download MP3:

Sonicidence (Background Music 27) 2:48, 120 bpm

This is designed as movie trailer music. It has a soft and hypnotic opening, a thumping bass and drum middle section and crunching rock final section. There are two different versions (the last section features a slightly different mix and arrangement.

Download MP3: Sonicidence (Mix 2) (BGM 27b)
Download MP3: Sonicidence (Original Version)(BGM 27a) The version in the Vimeo Video

Almost a Love Story (Background Music 26) 5:00, 110 bpm

Pop, new age, folk
This is a wistful, melodic ballad influenced by the soundtrack music of Joe Hisaishi (who frequently worked on the anime of Hayao Miyazaki)

Download MP3: Almost a Love Story (BGM 26)

Memoryne (Background Music 25) 2:30, 116 bpm

Piano instrumental, classical
This is a gentle and melodic song that is somewhat in the style of a minuet. The mood is nostalgic; it is somewhat sad, but light at the same time. Though it is classical in style, the harmonic progression is inspired by the jazz standard My Funny Valentine. The main melody has a feel more in tune with the Romantic period, while some of the textures in the middle are inspired by Baroque music.

Download MP3: Memoryne (BGM 25a)

Memoryne: Music Box Short Version (Background Music 25b) 0:55, 84 bpm

Here is a version of the main theme of Memoryne but in a music box style.The middle part ended up being too busy (too many notes), so this arrangement features the main melody only.

Download MP3: Memoryne (BGM 25b)

Lock and Love (Background Music 24) 6:24, 86 bpm

Classical, pop & folk
This is a romantic and melodic song with with flute, strings and acoustic guitar, bass and percussion.

Download MP3: Lock and Love (BGM 24)


Some songs were created mainly using loops while other songs are mainly played using a Korg MicroX or M50 syntheszier. The songs were recorded together using Cakewalk’s Sonars Home Studio.

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Preview and download free background music tracks 1 to 23

Background Music 1-23

Preview and download short instrumental tracks (5 seconds to 60 seconds)

Short Themes for Intros & Outros

Free Background Music Page

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27 thoughts on “Free Background Music Songs 24-36: Preview & Download

  1. I love your music but wish you could take some of the melodic 100-120bpm tracks and add nature sounds to it, birds, water, animals. I’ve been searching for music with nature sounds but most of it is tooo slow! I want something with a little tempo like the stuff you have. There is absolutely no one out there that puts out music with nature sounds that has a tempo.

  2. There’s a good reason for that: there’s isn’t a strong demand. You can produce such mixes quite easily yourself. For example, you can use the shareware programme Goldwave (it is free for the first few thousand actions)
    1.Open a nature sounds MP3 or WAV. Go to Edit – Select All then Copy
    2.Open a music MP3 or WAV select Edit – Mix. Reduce the volume a little in the Mix pop-up window and select OK. Then you are done.

    If the overall mix is too loud and you are getting distortion, undo the mix and go back to step 2 and reduce the sound some more.

    If either the nature sound or the music is too loud, start again and go back to the original file (the one that is too loud) and select: Effect – Volume – Change Volume and then reduce the volume (maybe 15-30%). Then do the ‘mix’ again.

    It might be even easier to use Audacity, which is totally free, but I am not familiar with the program.


  4. If it’s ok with you, I will be using your music for my makeup channel called Limelight Artistry. Of course, I will be crediting you on my video. Please let me know if that’s going to be an issue with you. Thanks, great music! :)

  5. Hey man, I just want to say i love your music and that you enable people like me to use it. I just wanted to say thanks for your work and I very much appreciate it c:

    (I use your songs but have not monetized any video. if that’ll happen, which i don’t think will be soon, i’ll try contact you)

  6. Hi, I would like to know if all I need to do is to donate $10 to a charity in order to use your music for my YouTube videos? I was a bit confused about the terms of use. I make beauty videos so I need at least five minutes or more of the song or songs.


  7. You haven’t clearly stated what you are doing (e.g. whether or not your videos are non-commercial), so I can’t really answer until you do that . If you are producing strictly non-commercial videos, the music is free as long as credit is given. If you are monetizing the videos (which makes them commercial), you are expected to donate at least 1% of any monetization revenue you receive (and credit the music). If you are a small business making a promotional video, you are expected to donate at least $10 to charity (and credit the music).

  8. Ok thanks for clarifying! Well, I got my monetizing privileges taken away because I was naive enough to buy views not knowing it was illegal. So, I would monetize but for right now it can’t be done. I make beauty videos and health videos on YouTube and I think your music is beautiful. Thanks again!!!

  9. your songs🎵🎵🎵 are best ever I heard🎧 !!! there ‘s lots of.,……….but this is splendid work of yours songs……..🎶
    thanks ……………..😊

  10. I Used your track – “Elegy” in the attached video I recently uploaded to Youtube. I think it fits perfectly with the film. I hope you agree.

    …Paul Knights, Isle of Wight, UK

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  12. I will be using one of your musical pieces in a commercial for my non profit organization, Little Warriors’ Dreams.

  13. hey longzijun: thanks for your very generous offerings!
    very good chance that some of your tunes will figure in video releases soon… keep up the good work!

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  15. my name is aryan, can i use this background scores for my short film and it is not at all monetized we are a group of friends making a short film on indian king , of course the credits will be given to longzijun as music by longzijun, will it be ok, please do reply me. thank you.

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