Tim Kulig

My first instrument was a Casio CZ-101, and I've never looked back...I absolutely love to create music.  I find it amazing to give a sonic texture to a visual construct, imaging in my head what a scene or even a picture would have with sound surrounding it.  Seeing what other composers have done over the decades I aspire to meet and exceed those amazing influences and their inspiring talents.I specifically love to explore various musical styles, and will go to lengths to try new things.  I'm a "challenge accepted" type of composer, so if you have a project in need of something very unique please contact me directly at [email protected].  I'd love to work with you!

By willywig      Tim Kulig 5 months ago 1372 views
5 months ago
Hi Tim, where can I find your music in the future if your tracks aren't available here?
By Tim Kulig 5 months ago 1464 views
5 months ago

Hello everyone!

As you've likely already heard, FilmMusic.IO is transitioning to a site featuring only the works of Sascha Ende as of 2.1.24. I've appreciated being part of this community and have had a ton of creators like yourselves enjoying and using my music for free under creative commons w/attribution.

Going forward, please follow me here:


Here you can link to my social media, sign up on the "Contact" for updates on new tunes, and keep in touch. I'll be doing a full site redesign that's super easy for creators to use and grab attribution language for their videos and content.

During this transition, I'll be communicating on my Patreon about a lot of things coming in 2024. You can find that here: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=34013291&fan_landing=true . You need not be a paid Patreon to follow me. You can join under the free tier to stay apprised of my ever expanding catalog.

I look forward to you joining me and continuing to enjoy my music and use it in your content, videos, movies - wherever it's been adding value to you creatively!

If you need anything, please reach out at [email protected] - Tim Kulig :)
By entropyblues      Tim Kulig 5 months ago 1418 views
5 months ago
Hey Tim! We've been using your music in our podcast, Observable Radio for some time, and we'd love to keep in touch with you after this site changes format. Where would be the best place to do that?
By Son78      Tim Kulig 5 months ago 1430 views
5 months ago
Bugbears Be Approaching by Tim Kulig
By Tim Kulig 5 months ago 2030 views
5 months ago

New year, new production schedules, new tools to explore and create with...

Spent time working out what genres I'll be writing in over the Ramjul (time between Christmas and New Years) and I've gotta say - the schedule is aggressive and ambitious ;)!

I'm also going to spend some time this month figuring out how and where I'm going to promote / advertise, do a full website overhaul to include my entire catalog, extended licenses, and attribution language text to copy / paste into your projects.

If there are specific needs out there 1st and 2nd quarter, please reply to this post. I'd like to make sure I focus my first compilations this year on the community's needs and write from those places first if it works.

Looking forward to sharing what comes from the production this year!
By Tim Kulig 6 months ago 2423 views
6 months ago
To close out the year, I'm releasing a Mixed Bag: Electronix album just in time for Christmas! Drops 12.25.23 (but, some tracks WILL be available RIGHT HERE - like ALL OF THEM)!

With this album, I've officially published 502 songs (not all @ a bit rate I can upload here) - and hit my goal for the year.

2024 is going to be filled with A LOT of new material - stay tuned!
By Tim Kulig 6 months ago 2503 views
6 months ago
Dipping my toe into some LoFi...just the start. Should've been a bigger release but one of my tracks (actually 2 w/speed adjustments) was being finicky in Logic Pro, so we'll have to wait for a sophomore release for those.

This puts me w/in 6 of 500 songs published (not all are the resolution fit for FilmMusic, so # disparity on this site). So close! Soon...maybe even later this week, I'll have the 500 mark shattered and I can take a breath over the holidays before: '24 song writing BLITZ!

So much to celebrate, so little time, enjoy the tracks this week ;)!
By Tim Kulig 7 months ago 3968 views
7 months ago
Coming soon - Finally! Some comedic and playful tunes to put in your online content earholes.

Stay tuned...
By Tim Kulig 8 months ago 5809 views
8 months ago
It's coming...

Glitches: "Derezolutions" is on its way soon. Some more experimental electronic music for your earholes. Fresh on the tail of my recent metal album.

Rounding out the 4th quarter with some Christmas stuff, polka, comedy, African tribal, Middle Eastern music, acoustic guitar album, intros / outros, and anything else that tickles my fancy. Will it all get done before 1/1/24? Who knows! I'll let the big magnet be the judge of that!

Stay tuned...
By Tim Kulig 8 months ago 5118 views
8 months ago
It was time...

Time to play around with some fun metal VSTs and get the juices flowing. It had been about 1 1/2 years since I had done anything rock / metal, and I was looking forward to polishing and publishing some ideas I had been playing with for awhile now.

I'm told a few of these could go into a really aggressive video game, like Quake III or Doom (am I showing my age here?). That, or a really aggressive action movie scene. Use them for that or whatever else tickles your fancy.

They'll be coming to the site later this week / early next.

Thanks! - T. Kulig
By Tim Kulig 9 months ago 5624 views
9 months ago
...and more soon stuffs.

Modern Meditations is my 3rd (and overdue) installment of Meditation music. This one has some of the tracks having a little bit of motion and movement to them, meant to be a more active meditation and self-reflective collection of tunes. Some pulsations and clicking on some of the tracks literally trying to pry your 3rd eye open and have you see the universe for what it truly is. :)

This one dropping toward the end of the month...
By Tim Kulig 9 months ago 5585 views
9 months ago
Soon...soon we'll have some new music, now venturing into the old school, 8-bit video game space.

Stay tuned :)
By Tim Kulig 11 months ago 6555 views
11 months ago
Soon to be released! ~ some new corporate tracks for your various projects.

Still working on the "Scared to Death" horror album. With all the TikTok / Reels short horror tunes they were kind of blurring together, so needed to put them down for a bit and revisit them at a later date. Also, have some comedy stuff (1st time!) in the rotation as well as a series of holiday music expected for the '23 season. I've been promising myself the last couple of years I'd do a batch of those and damnit I'm going to commit this year - 3rd year's the charm!

Hope you like what's coming - let me know what tracks are resonating so I can keep the feeling coming for you...
By Tim Kulig 11 months ago 6772 views
11 months ago
Finally getting "The Beat" uploaded here after a month or so of playing around with that EP.

In addition, have more, yes MORE horror on the way. I wanted to be sure I had quite the catalog of nightmare ambiances for the upcoming spooky season. I may even play around with more playful Halloween ideas as the spooky month approaches - we'll see. It's hard to determine what will finalize and what will fester when creating. You never truly know when inspiration will strike and you'll be inclined to finish some ideas - or start some new ones.

What else? Oh, Christmas tunes, polka, meditation and / or spa, a spaghetti western perhaps, corporate, comedy - I'm just warming up here ;)
By Tim Kulig 12 months ago 7131 views
12 months ago
Coming later this week - Short Form Nightmares!

Early now for spooky season and ALL the seasons, I have some shorter, simpler horror beds intended for short-form content like TikTok, Reels, & YouTube Shorts.

I specifically made these pieces short and non evolving so that they can be dropped into a short form video without distracting from the content. I recently discovered through some poling of content creators w/Kevin MacLeod that this is in fact a need - and I have been listening on TikTok for months to the same 2-3 spooky beds used over and over again. We need new music!

I'll probably play with some light and orchestral or other genres down the road in the same manner. Not every song needs to be as long as Freebird or November Rain, you know? :)
By Tim Kulig 12 months ago 7530 views
12 months ago
If you don't follow me on YouTube, I've started a personal challenge recently to post more on socials - with consistency! We'll see if I can keep my schedule on course. I'd like to engage my audience more frequently and get more comfortable and consistent across multiple socials. There's a lot of space there to cover!

I'm about 13 songs away from breaching my 400 song publishing milestone and I'm psyched! I have a reward in store for myself at song 500 that I'm going to do a series of posts about, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, check out the video below to get an idea of where I'm at creatively, and join the conversation over @ YouTube!

By Tim Kulig one year ago 7516 views
one year ago

That's the secret in the creative process; keep pivoting. So often people get stuck in their own heads and try to push through something that needs to marinate. Just let it simmer for a bit and come back to it.

This is the same reason I write in multiple genres and bounce around styles. You never know when inspiration in one style will strike, and more importantly, when a writer's block will hit you with a style you're working on. So it was with the buddy cop stuff - however, June is looking good for this.

In the meantime, later this week we'll be feasting on the Symphony of Swords - a cross section of orchestral pieces sure to delight.

Enjoy! @timkuligfreemusic
By Tim Kulig one year ago 7995 views
one year ago
I got this idea in my head a little while ago. I was waxing nostalgia and thinking about all those buddy cop movies of the 80's - Beverly Hills Cop, Police Academy, etc. It got me to thinking that the music styles from that era are somewhat underrepresented in the free music arena.

...and so I began to create some pieces and man, has it been fun!

Towards the end of this month I should have an album with 8-12 pieces that, in my mind's eye at least, are representative of what this era felt like to me. I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them - Tim K
By Tim Kulig one year ago 8205 views
one year ago
Some content creators were looking for ambient tunes as well as some other genres. As an ambient tunes album was closer to fruition, I'll be releasing the first of this batch later this week.

Entitled "Ambiances" (original, I know!) this one has notably some pretty vanilla sounding stuff. On purpose. The idea is that these are some beds that can be used in backgrounds that don't do a lot of sonic work but create a mood. There are, however, a few surprises in the mix to keep the overall album fun ;)

Some other exciting stuff coming in the next 2-3 months. It's looking like this summer is going to be quite busy for #timkuligfreemusic
By Tim Kulig one year ago 8170 views
one year ago
One of the most difficult parts of the creative process for me is getting it all organized and in a functional workflow of creativity, polishing, and releasing content. Some days you just don't feel like doing the creative part. Other days, it's polishing. "Isn't this good enough? " Still other times the difficulties lie in the release schedules and finalization.

Sometimes, it's all of it.

One secret to battling all of this is to fight the inner dialogue and narrative with habit. Habit kills the anti speech in your head. It moves the needle a little closer to your goals.

Habit is the killer of all the haters in your mind; employ habit to move forward!