dogsounds music – download for free (PUBLIC DOMAIN)!

So, here I stand, no idea if I will ever compose again. Not that I was particularly good, mind, nothing special I am sure. But at least I put one album together. That’s something.

And seeing as the only sales of my album were, pretty much to me, family members and mates (although this is fine – I did it because I loved it, not because I wanted to sell lots of CDs) I’m thinking: fuck it. Here’s my music.

I have decided to make this music available to the public domain – you can use it however you like at no cost. You don’t even need to credit me, although it would be super-awesome if you did. 

More than anything else, I simply hope you enjoy it. And, if just one person out there can hear it and be inspired to write their own music as a result, then I am happy. My work here will be done.

To download the tracks for yourself, right click on the titles and save as.


Kokoarrah Dawn:

Dream Freedom:

sa mo do do:

Russian Microtheme:

Requiem: Titanic:

K’s Theme:

Harbor City:


A Waltz For Naseem:

Altrincham F.C. Official Theme:

Sinfonia to Cantata no. 29:

Brandenburg Concerto 3, first Allegro:

Brandenburg Concerto, second Allegro:

Hamsterdance 99 Remix:

kleine Bär:

Kokoarrah Dusk:


  1. Posted January 17, 2013 at 11:29 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve loved this album for years! Just tuned into it again and found it extremely powerful. I hope you found some more music in your life since this stuff is sooo awesome! Inspiring!

    – Cheers

  2. Derek Anderson
    Posted February 12, 2017 at 2:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    I was playing Altrincham & Alligator Jamboree on the way home today and had to make a search for this site again. Didn’t See Alligator here – I thought it was yours and if so do you need a copy back to put on the site? I picked those two up seems like 10 or more years ago when you were doing music and not comics. You have some up there that were not there in years past and maybe you renamed the tune. Anyway I will take a listen to what will be new to me. Thanks for keeping these available. Derek

    • dogsounds
      Posted February 14, 2017 at 10:24 am | Permalink | Reply

      Ha ha, yeah,. Allygator Jamboree is an oooooold one of mine, I do have it lying around here somewhere on an old CD, I’ll see if I can’t rip it off the CD and post it up 🙂

  3. George Spancia
    Posted March 24, 2017 at 9:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Boring. Sounds always the same.

    • dogsounds
      Posted March 24, 2017 at 9:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I’m not saying my stuff is good (it’s not, by any long chalk), but I’m pretty sure the waltz sounds nothing like the cheesy 80’s piece, or the dance piece, or the mournful jazz piece, and so on.

      Thanks for the thorough, constructive and helpful feedback though, I look forward to listening to YOUR music to see how it should really be done. OH WAIT.

      Also, most people tend not to complain about free stuff because, you know, free.

  4. Posted March 25, 2017 at 8:37 am | Permalink | Reply

    dogsounds writes, “Of course, it’s still my music, so please don’t sell it.”

    If you’re dedicating your music (sound recording tracks) into the Public Domain, then you have no rights to them including attribution.

    Consequently, others can re-sell or license them, create derivatives, and exploit your music in other ways—that’s what Public Domain means.

    Shakespeare and other very old (art) works are in the Public Domain. Anyone can sell them as books and other media.

    If you don’t want others to sell your music recordings, then you should offer a different and limited license that grants users all rights except the right to sell or license your music recordings.

    However, once you’ve injected your sound recordings into the Public Domain, I’m not sure if you’re able to get them back.

    Also, what happens if you catch someone selling your Public Domain sound recordings? How do you stop them?

    Though this story relates to photography, its principles echo placing your music recordings into the Public Domain. Here, a photographer, Carol Highsmith, donated 18,000+ photographs to the Library of Congress (placing them into the Public Domain). Highsmith got upset when Getty Images started selling (licensing) her own images:

    • dogsounds
      Posted March 25, 2017 at 9:20 am | Permalink | Reply

      Oops! That line was left in by mistake, these were listed under a Creative Commons license until yesterday, when that would have been relevant – must’ve missed that out when I edited the article. Sorted 🙂

  5. Susan KC
    Posted March 26, 2017 at 12:54 am | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing your music with us. I’m here from Incompetech. Best of luck to you in your endeavors. I am sure you are going places!

    • dogsounds
      Posted March 26, 2017 at 10:04 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks! Sadly I stopped composing many years ago, so I figured I may as well put this to good use 🙂

  6. Wooster
    Posted April 3, 2017 at 11:17 am | Permalink | Reply

    “Thank you for the music” I know that sounds a bit corny but I do mean it. I am in the process of compiling an aerial video of some of the classic buildings in my village, which will be on display in the local community center later in the year, I will be using some of the tracks from your album as part of the sound track and I will certainly be listing you in the credits. Thank you again.

    • dogsounds
      Posted April 24, 2017 at 9:24 am | Permalink | Reply

      Cool, I like the sound of that, thank you for letting me know 🙂

  7. FlyByLight777
    Posted April 13, 2017 at 2:35 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for putting this stuff out there. It takes courage to share what you create! I’m always on the look-out for quality music that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. I’m sure I’ll have plenty of uses for this excellent collection. Many blessings! (And thanks again.)

    • dogsounds
      Posted April 24, 2017 at 9:25 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks – juice these things for all they are worth 😀

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