Questions:

What does mfiles mean?
Why don't you have free Sheet Music from films as well as classical?
Why don't you have any pop music?
Why don't you have files of Rachmaninov music?
If the classical music is public domain then why does it say "copyright" on it?
I don't agree with what you said about composer aaaaa.
Why haven't you included composer bbbbb?
You've missed a film that was done by composer ccccc.
How can you say that soundtrack ddddd is average when I think it's great?
Can you please provide the Sheet Music for xxxxx arranged for yyyyy.
You have the music for zzzzz but it's not in the format that I want.
I have reproduced some classical music in Sibelius format. Do you want it?
I have composed some music and I wonder if you would publish it on mfiles.
I have written reviews of some soundtracks and an article about classical music.
How do I play the Sheet Music online?
How do I print Sheet Music using Scorch?
I transposed the music into a different key which looks and plays fine, but when printed it reverts back to the original key.
I want to use music on my web-site - in a film - on our radio station - in our company presentations - for my school project - on our intranet - in a book - in a computer game, etc. Is that OK?
I tried to print mfiles sheet music but it just filled my screen with odd characters.
How do you get an MP3 file to play?
Why don't you have any choral music on mfiles?
I did a search for "free movie soundtracks" and found your site but you don't have any, so why does your site show up in the search?
Do you support the "Free Music Philosophy"?
When printing out the sheet music, the page is split over two sheets of paper. How do I fix this problem?
How do I download mfiles music (sheet music, midi or mp3 files)?

Answers:

What does mfiles mean?
"mfiles" stands for music files and we have a page which tells you all about mfiles.
Why don't you have free Sheet Music from films as well as classical? Why don't you have any pop music? Why don't you have files of Rachmaninov music?
The answers are the same that we can only provide music that is either public domain, or we have permission from the copyright holders. Although this can be a difficult issue legally, we generally take the safe approach of using music when the composer has been dead for at least 70 years. More information about copyright is in our Terms & Conditions page.
If the classical music is public domain then why does it say "copyright" on it?
Much of our source music is public domain, but copyright is held on the arrangements, versions and realisations whatever the format. See mfiles copyright for more detail.
I don't agree with what you said about composer aaaaa. Why haven't you included composer bbbbb? You've missed a film that was done by composer ccccc. How can you say that soundtrack ddddd is average when I think it's great?
We are not trying to be definitive and list every single film and every composer. We try to include the main output of each composer, but we can easily miss something that we don't know about. The opinions expressed on mfiles are only opinions and may be different from yours. Equally we only include what we know, so if we haven't heard a soundtrack we might include it but won't say anything about it.
Can you please provide the Sheet Music for xxxxx arranged for yyyyy. You have the music for zzzzz but it's not in the format that I want.
We can't guarantee to satisfy every request, and try to provide the most popular music. But we do listen, and if there is demand for a certain piece then we'll do our best to provide it. Send your requests to mfiles feedback. Similarly we don't always provide every work in every format for a variety of reasons (see file types) but we will try to respond to requests.
I have reproduced some classical music in Sibelius format. Do you want it? I have composed some music and I wonder if you would publish it on mfiles. I have written reviews of some soundtracks and an article about classical music.
We can't make any promises but we do accept submissions on a regular basis. Please consult our mfiles Jobs page for more details.
How do I play the Sheet Music online?
You must download the Scorch plug-in first and install it on your system.
How do I print the Sheet Music using Scorch? I transposed the music into a different key which looks and plays fine, but when printed it reverts back to the original key.
Some commercial sites use a special version of Sibelius which allows printing directly from Scorch including transposed music (ScoreExchange is such a site), but it is not economical for mfiles to do this with free music. Instead we provide the Sheet Music in PDF format (see file types). You simply click on "Print Score" to print it online or download it to your PC for printing. Unfortunately this formatted printout is fixed and won't transpose.
I want to use music on my web-site - in a film - on our radio station - in our company presentations - for my school project - on our intranet - in a book - in a computer game, etc. Is that OK?
Please check our Terms and Conditions which state when you can and can't use mfiles music. We also provide an overview of our Music Licensing terms which may be a good option for you.
I tried to print mfiles sheet music but it just filled my screen with odd characters.
Perhaps you haven't installed the Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe. Alternatively some browsers might not be compatible with this. There may be another method allowing you to download files such as "right click" then "save file as" or "save link as" to download a file and save it to your hard disk. Then you can open the file in the Adobe Acrobat Reader to print it.
How do you get an MP3 file to play?
Most PCs have a soundcard and software to play these, and remember to switch on your speakers. See the MP3 section of File Types.
Why don't you have any choral music on mfiles?
We have a small number of classical and traditional songs on mfiles, but generally we configure these to playback as instrumental music (replacing the voice with a flute or violin for example). This is because midi playback of voices uses a basic ooohh or aaahh sound which does not sound very good.
I did a search for "free movie soundtracks" and found your site but you don't have any, so why does your site show up in the search?
Search engines do a good job of finding the sites you want, but they aren't perfect. There is nothing we can do to prevent this, and still allow you to find us when searching for "free music" or "movie soundtrack reviews".
Do you support the "Free Music Philosophy"?
We are supportive of the general idea of the Free Music Philosophy and the related ideas of Copy-Left and Open Source, and wish these concepts every success. However the music files on this site represent a significant part of our unique content, and as such we feel the need to protect that content. Whilst we will listen to any reasonable request to adapt or arrange our music, we must stress that our music and other content is subject to copyright restrictions and ask you to consult our Terms and Conditions of use.
When printing out the sheet music, the page is split over two sheets of paper. How do I fix this problem?
This problem may be caused when the application you are using to print adds margins, headers and trailers around the music before printing which then makes the page too big. Fixing this is easy: Go into "File" then "Page Setup", change all margins to zero, select and delete anything in the Header and Footer boxes, then click "OK".
How do I download mfiles music (sheet music, midi or mp3 files)?
This depends on the type of machine you are using and how its software is configured. In many cases you can simply click on the link filename to download the file but in some cases this will just play the file. Another technique is to use right-click with the mouse on the file link. In most cases this will open a menu and you can select "Save Target As..." to save the file. Save it to your desktop or any floppy or hard disk.

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