Ever need a piece of music for a video presentation at work? Maybe something to accompany a wedding video? Or just the perfect accompaniment to your next YouTube masterpiece? No, it is not okay to use Josh Groban for your mom's birthday video.

The Free Music Archive is a library of music — old, new, funky, classical, all high-quality, and all free for legal downloads. Royalty-free, and unburdened by copyrights, including synchronization rights so you can use them in videos. Curators are scouring for public domain tunes, and new artists can upload their own content. Like what you hear? Tip the artist directly to their PayPal account.

Based on Creative Commons usage, this is a new way to find new music. For free!

The Free Music Archive via Lifehacker