Royalty Free Music

I found these a few months ago while scanning portfolios. A fellow at one site dropped a track behind his demo reel. Some of this stuff is really great quality. May come in handy for some polish work when you just don't have a budget. The best part is it's all royalty free and under creative commons license.

http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

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Jeanette Brooks

Steve, thanks for posting that site! I have used Kevin MacLeod's music on a few projects (he is the artist who shares his stuff via that site). I think it's so cool that he is willing to share his work so freely, even for commercial use.

Another source for audio is soundsnap.com.  Although the downloads cost a little bit, the prices are pretty reasonable (especially if you by a larger package) and they're royalty-free.

Kate Rash

Check out http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com , or let me know if you want to get in touch with our department that can help you figure out more about Royalty Free music and other offering/packaging with royalty free images for your training. I've been using some tracks for internal e-Learning courses and corporate communications videos.

toby charles

Royalty Free Music collection from Universal Sony BMG Chappell writer -  $2.00-$5.00 per track !

My music is featured on Big Brother, MTV, Sky Sports, Top Gear and others.

Over 1000 Tracks - Amazing prices $2.00-$5.00 Lowest on the Net.

Bookmark both these accounts - over 1000 top quality professionally recorded tracks

www.pond5.com/artist/futurelovers

www.pond5.com/artist/DIAMONDSOUNDS

High quality drama scores, piano works, orchestral pieces, battle drums, choral work, rock, funk, hip hop, house, dubstep, ambient and electronica.

Completely Royalty Free - full licence - no need to credit or report usage, lifetime licence, edit with no restrictions on usage ( no resale of file - other than that no restrictions )

Craig Griffiths

www.SmartSound.com has a cool set of features for adding high-impact royalty free music to your project. They are the only ones with this patented process that makes the music the exact length that you want. Most of the music also comes with each instrument on a separate track so you can arrange the sound to fit your project. It works great, and saves a bunch of time.

Nancy Woinoski

Margharita Nehme said:

Thanks for sharing this extensive list everyone!! I'm specifically looking for free sound effects, i.e. harp sounds, popup window sound effects, and the such. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.


Sound bible.com has some free sound effects or at least the did the last time I checked.

Paul Smit

Margharita Nehme said:

Thanks for sharing this extensive list everyone!! I'm specifically looking for free sound effects, i.e. harp sounds, popup window sound effects, and the such. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.


Try http://www.freesound.org/home/ . It's not always the best quality, but has a lot of free stuff.  You can filter your search to only show Creative Commons effects, or just look at the little grey symbols next to each track.