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Creator / Kevin MacLeod

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He's made the songs for every single YouTube video you've watched.

Kevin MacLeod (born September 28, 1972) is a royalty-free musician from Green Bay, Wisconsin. He spends most of his days writing and composing music for anyone to use as long as something original is built upon it. His use of the "Creative Commons" license means that people may feel free to tweak, remix, and do pretty much whatever they want with his music. In fact, so many have used his music that you've heard it at one point. No joke, if you watch TV, YouTube videos, or even movies, you have heard his music at one point in time. He's also known to change drastically in his style going from this, to this, and even this, which is just the tip of the iceberg considering he's made over a thousand songs and counting.

The number of credits he has for use of his music is well over SIXTEEN HUNDRED AND COUNTING! Yeah, he's just a little busy....


His site also includes graph paper templates, printable calendars and other content.

Not to be confused with Ken MacLeod

Kevin exhibits examples of:

  • Electronic Music: His music is usually made through electronic means.
  • Genre Roulette: He's known for being able to take on pretty much any genre/feeling of music. Upbeat, happy, weird, spastic, fearful, or whatever.
  • Happy Circus Music:
    • "Circus Tent" is an energetic, bouncy circus theme on brass.
    • "Super Circus" is a lighthearted circus march.
    • Downplayed with "Circus Waltz". While the tune is quite circus-like, it's simply played on piano, and MacLeod describes it as a "general-purpose upbeat piece."
  • Public Domain Soundtrack: It's what he's known for.

Alternative Title(s): Kevin Mac Leod


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