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Updated by Gwen Lehman on Jan 22, 2015
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Sounds for Multimedia Projects

Sites students can use to access sounds for their multimedia projects for free. Please remember that you need to give credit for any sounds you use that are not your own.
Purple Planet Royalty Free Music
A collection of royalty free music that can be used for any type of film production or web presentation (education, podcasts, blogs etc - ideal music for YouTube) or music for apps.
Free music - don't forget to give credit for any work you use that is not your own
This site offers a library of legal, copyright-safe, free music available for download and podcast use. Find the perfect music, liberally licensed, for your project or listening.
Creative Common Licenses

This site will show you what the various Creative Common license symbols mean.

Free Music Archive
The Free Music Archive provides free, high-quality, music in a wide range of genres. Anyone can download music from FMA for use in podcasts, videos, and other digital presentation formats. The music collections can be searched by genre or by curator. The Free Music Archive offers free downloads under Creative Commons and other licenses. Please visit the track page to discover what you can and cannot do with each track.
Soungle is a free site that allows users to easily find and search sound effects and musical instruments samples along our huge online library. Every sound downloaded from our database is completely free.
Sound Bible is a resource for finding and downloading free sound clips, sound effects, and sound bites. All of the sounds on Sound Bible are either public domain or labeled with a Creative Commons license. You can find sounds for use in podcasts, videos, slideshows, or other multimedia creations.
Free Music
Our free Royalty Free Music section provides you with the resources you need to complete a variety of educational, personal, and non-profit projects. Teachers will need to submit an application for free access to the music and sounds on this website.
Jamendo is a source of free and legal music downloads. The music on Jamendo comes from the artists who upload it themselves. While not all of the music is licensed for re-use, there is a substantial collection of music labeled with a Creative Commons license. As always, before re-using any of the music you download make sure it is labeled for re-use. Don't forget to give credit in your project for the music you use.
Download Sounds
Sounds of babies, crowds, men and women -
The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs.