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Thursday, May 22, 2008

New web site with useful information about Stock Music (Royalty Free Music)

Hello everyone,

Today I have set live a new web site that I have created, This is a site with useful information for anybody considering using royalty-free music (aka Stock Music, Library Music, etc) in their projects. The site explains the roles of performance royalty organizations and how they apply to using production music from a music library in any commercial or non-commercial project.

There is a lot of confusion about the term "royalty free" (especially when it turns out that some royalty-free music DOES involve paying royalties to a third party, a royalty collection society), but this site attempts to shed some light on these issues and explain in detail what music you can use for what purpose, without paying any royalties at all (i.e. completely royalty free music).

I hope that can be of some use to some of you. Thanks for reading!

Free MIDI music for use on web sites and other projects

Hi all,

I realize that this is a bit of a departure (okay, a complete departure) from my previous statements about my MIDI music and use of it on personal web sites. Previously I've asked that everybody who wants to use my MIDI music tracks in ANY project, for-profit or not, had to buy a license for it.

However, I've had a good think about this and realized that a good web link can actually have as much value to me, as the license fee itself. Therefore, as of today, I'm declaring that all my free MIDI files may be used in any personal and non-profit web site, game, media presentation and other project, without paying any fee. The only "payment" I ask for is a working web-link to my business web site, That site is a professional music library / stock music service that I run, and it's important to me that there are as many sites as possible that link to it. Therefore, every link to it counts and I'm willing to let you use my MIDI tracks on your site, in return for a working link to

To see my list of MIDI tracks available, go to

Thanks for reading.

Kind regards,
Bjorn Lynne (composer)

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Norwegian site about royalty-free music

Hello people,

I just wanted to mention quickly that today I have launched a new website in Norwegian language for Norwegian media production professionals looking for royalty-free music. The site is and it explains the use of partly royalty free and fully royalty free music in Norway, and how it relates to TONO (Norway's composers royalty collection organisation) and Ncb (Nordic Copyright Bureau).

I'm sorry that this is of course completely irrelevant for non-Norwegian people, but it should be a useful resource for people working in film production and other media production in Norway. I hope some of you will find the site valuable and useful.

Monday, May 05, 2008

High Resolution, 24-bit , 48-khz Sound-FX series from Lynne Publishing

Hello everyone,

Over the past several months I have been working on developing a high resolution, high definition sound-fx library. These days most video editing and media editing suites operate at 24-bit, 48-khz resolution, however the vast majority of sound effects available from commercial sound libraries are still at standard CD-resolution, 16-bit, 44.1 khz.

Check out the sounds at

In fact, we have nearly all of these sounds in 24-bit 96-khz, but "only" 48-khz files are available to the general public at this time, because this is the resolution at which most professional media editors are now working.

The library contains somewhere around 1,000 sound files so far, spanning several categories of sounds from spacey whooshes, swipes and zooms, to high performance cars and motorcycles, everyday household sounds, footsteps, nature sounds (rivers & streams, ocean, forest), traffic sounds / city noise and more, billiard sounds, horror sounds, office / work sounds, industry & machinery sounds and much more.

The sounds were recorded and edited by myself Bjorn Lynne (in Norway), Christos Panayides (in Cypros) and Ric Viers (in USA) and published by / copyrighted to my company, Lynne Publishing.

We plan to keep adding to this collection of sound effects in 24 bit 48 khz over many years ahead. If you are a sound recordist yourself and you are interested in recording sound effects on-location for us, we may be interested in buying the sounds from you. Please get in touch with Lynne Publishing if you would like to talk about this.

Check the high definition sounds at