If you’d like to add a professional soundtrack to your iMovie or Final Cut Pro production but don’t want to pay for it yourself, you’re in luck — presuming you’re an
user. Apple has made available royalty-free music titles from FreePlay Music available to iTools users via their iDisks.
FreePlay is a collection of high-quality music distributed exclusively by Apple for Mac users, according to the company. The music titles are broken down into 35 genres, including Acid Jazz, Alternative Rock, Blues, Country, Lounge, Motivational, Pop, Promotional, Techno, World Mix and many others. They’re all high-quality, professional soundtracks produced for broadcast, according to Apple. Each title is available in 120, 60, 30, 20, 15 and 10 second cuts.
To access the FreePlay music, simply mount your iDisk and open the Software folder. Find the Mac OS X Software folder and then look inside the Extras folder. The FreePlay Music folder contains 35 different directories of music broken down by genre. The files themselves are encoded in MP3 format.