I'm editing a high school graduation video for a school district and need some background music to complement both the student interviews as well as the B-roll from the ceremony itself. Having glanced at Adobe Audition's free library of sounds, it appears they only house ambient sound effects rather than background music. Am I missing something? If not, what are some reliable sources of royalty-free background music, particularly upbeat music? Thanks.
I use Stock 20.
If you are careful, you can submit a credit card to VideoBlocks.com, download 20 clips per day, and cancel before you get charged. If it makes you nervous, cancel after five days just to be sure.
You might find that they have a 90% off sale on Labor Day like they did on the 4th of July, but maybe not. If they do, I highly recommend it. Not for the clips, I never use them. But for After Effects templates, sound effects and music, as well as the occasional background.