A downloadable music pack

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This music pack contains six horror BGMs you can use free and royalty-free in both non-commercial and commercial projects, released under a Creative Commons International 4.0 Attribution License:

  • As the Light Fades
  • Eyes Piercing Shadow
  • Fog
  • Monster
  • Smallheart
  • Toybox

See the included README file for more information.

Read the important license information below before using the music.

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These songs are free to use in free and commercial projects. Any donation toward the download supports my future music work, and I greatly appreciate it. You can also become a member on Ko-fi for a free extra track in each release.

If you want to commission music for your project, contact me!

Want more music? Here's a complete list of my music packs.



You must include the following credit in any work using this music.

Contains music ©2020 Joshua McLean (https://joshua-mclean.itch.io)
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

(Per the license, you're allowed to tuck this away in a README or fine print somewhere, but I will be eternally grateful if you make the credit clear and accessible so people know where the music came from. Thanks!)

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorRetro Indie Josh
TagsAudio, bgm, Creepy, electronic, free, Halloween, Horror, Music, music-box, scary


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Free Music Pack 6: Horror (ogg) [Recommended] 16 MB
Free Music Pack 6: Horror (wav) [Max Quality] 109 MB
Free Music Pack 6: Horror (mp3) 16 MB


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Hello! Thank you for sharing this beautiful music. I used the "Smallheart" and "Toybox" tracks in my VN, but the game is written in Ukrainian, game's name translated like "In a stained glass window".


Hey! Thanks for using my music. Glad you liked it and it worked for your game!


Heya I just gotta say this is amazing! I have a small team of teenage game makers and we plan to make a horror rpg game called Amber Mansion. We are very excited to develo this game and since you seem to have experience with the horror genre, got any advice? (The game has ghost children which would go perfectly with the "toybox" track)

Hiya! Thanks for the kind words. And thanks for using my music!

Wow, that sounds pretty good! I'm on a tight budget to try making my first game (i.e. my wallet) so I would most like go for free tracks... I was wondering If I can "cut out" a chunk of a track to have it more like a loop? Like not playing the full track... Please let me know.

Hey, thanks for asking! And I’m glad you like the music.

Yes, you are free to adapt the music as long as you follow the terms of the license (include credit for the original music). This is covered under “adapt” in the license here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Thank you for your quick reply! I'll drop a message/link if I finish making the game (a simple VN) Most likely 1st quarter 2022...