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Free CC Chiptune Tracks (and questions about free music libraries)

A topic by Neil created Aug 19, 2016 Views: 353
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Hi everyone, first time on posting on itch.io!

So recently I had a developer acquaintance suggest that I do some royalty-free music as a way to spark some collaboration with devs (and simply contribute to the community cuz gamez r gr8). I'm a composer with a master's degree (who cares, right?) and a few game projects under my belt (much more important), so initially I dismissed the idea, thinking I should be paid for my work. However, my stance is shifting, so I thought I'd dip my toe in the pool by releasing the tracks I wrote for a little 'get-to-know Unity' game project that I did myself.

Here is a link to the .zip file on Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-kaFT89s5eJMHgtaVdxcy1kQ00/view?usp=sharing

If this library is useful for you, and some sound effects to match would also be useful, reach out to me and I'll upload those too (as CC0).

Here is a link to listen on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/neil-quillen/sets/music-from-the-extraordinary

Here's a link to the game project in case anyone is interested: http://www.neilquillen.com/blog/2016/4/2/presenting-the-extraordinary-bit-man-i-made-a-game

And, of course, this is where you can find out more about me and hear more of my music: www.neilquillen.com

The license these are under is the CC Attribution-ShareAlike.

Now here are the questions I have:

  1. Is this little library useful for anyone? If yes, why? If not, why not?
  2. What makes a free library useful for a game designer? Variety? Consistency?
  3. What's the most efficient/useful platform to share a library such as this?
  4. Which licenses are fine, and which ones render a library unusable/unattractive?
  5. Have you/would you go on to ask a composer of a royalty-free library for an original score?

Thanks so much in advance, and I hope these tracks can be useful to some of you!