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Music & Sound Effects for Video or Audio Projects (Free, Low Cost, "Ready-Made", Royalty-free)

This list of ready-made, #podsafe and royalty-free music is a work in progress. Please suggest additions! Don't miss multiple pages of list (There are more than 25 sources). List compiled by Rob Rosenthal, Willa Kammerer, Angie Fiedler Sutton and Will Coley . Also see this list of composers for hire. For more information on legally using music in video and audio, click here.

300 Monks

A long, long time ago, in a forest tucked deep in the wood, there was a band of men, joined together in purpose…to create the most powerful, emotional, visceral music to empower the art of storytelling… This site uncovers the deep trove of tracks,undiscovered… until now. This is 300 Monks – Visionary Music. Since 2004, 300 Monks has provided high quality soundtracks that sell your story. Our ciients include leading filmmakers, ad agencies. marketers, animators and web designers all over the world.

5 Alarm Music

Your Music Concierge

allmusic online library

Download stockmuziek (library muziek), soundeffecten (SFX), stockvideo's zonder opgave te doen aan Buma/Stemra op allmusic.nl.

Anthony Kozar – Music

Original music compositions and recordings by Anthony Kozar. "My name is Anthony Kozar and I am a composer, sound artist, musician, and computer programmer among other things. I try to engage in a wide variety of creative activities and I use this site to share the more interesting fruits of my endeavors."

APM Music

offers the most diverse collection of music for production with over 375,000 tracks featuring every musical genre from classical recordings to the latest hard-hitting and indie tracks.

A Sound Effect - The Place For Independent Sound Effects

Unique sound effect libraries from the world's best sound designers - preview, browse and get the sound effects you need.

Audioblocks

AudioBlocks.com is the first subscription-based resource for downloading stock production music, sound effects, loops, stingers and more. An AudioBlocks subscription allows you to download an unlimited number of sounds for one low monthly fee.

Audiofarm

Audio Sharing

AudioJungle

Browse our massive collection of sound effects, royalty free music and stock audio. Add music to web, broadcast, video, presentations, and other projects.

Audionautix

Free Production Music by Jason Shaw. "I was born in Pittsburgh PA years ago. I grew up listening to all sorts of music in the backseat of my parents car on Sunday drives. My dad would flip the radio from rock to country to classical. He seemed to love all kinds of music, and he infected me with that too! With the exception of guest composers, I create all of the music here on the website, mostly from scratch. I play multiple instruments, but I also use sound samples, loops, drum machines, software synths, and whatever is handy. I can read music but mostly compose by ear. Some of the pieces here are background to talk over, while some are full blown pieces suitable to sit and listen to. I love sharing this music with you, and hope it helps you in your life in some small way to complete a project, or brightens your day."

Audio Network

Purchase by: * Single Track * Production(s) * Annual Licences Straightforward Track, Production and Annual licences available immediately. Whatever type of project you have in mind, we have the perfect musical accompaniment to help it come to life.

Audiosocket

Audiosocket is a music licensing company that gives visual media creators a way to quickly discover and license original music. We've assembled a roster of exceptional bands and composers who are creating culturally relevant music in every style and genre.

AudioSparx

AudioSparx.com provides high quality commercial music for video, TV, film, commercials, websites, online videos, slide shows, DVDs and CD-ROMs, television, radio, films, games, etc.

Bandcamp

Discover amazing music and directly support the artists who make it.

BeatPick

Music licensing for Film, Tv and Advertising use (license pre-cleared music). License original and selected Indie Music for Movie, Web, Corporate, Games and DVD use. Quick, easy and online. Only the best music around.

Bensound

Download Creative Commons Music / Royalty Free Music for free and use it in your project: Videos(youtube,...), Websites, films,...

Blue Dot Sessions

Blue Dot Sessions hosts a huge collection of recordings made at the studio here in Oregon. Browse recordings by mood, performers and instruments. A lot of what we record is improvisational and put together on the spot with the performers that are present. Many of the recordings are freely downloadable and usable under a creative commons license. We offer a simple inexpensive license for commercial projects.

British Library - Sounds

British Library Sounds allows you to listen to a selection from the Library’s collections of unique sound and moving image recordings. They come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds.

Brooklyn College: Graduate School of Cinema

via Ben Ellman "This program is full of musicians learning to score for media and they’re just posting tracks! Not only is this a resource for your immediate needs, it also functions as a list of local people who’d probably LOVE to score your podcast for a very fair rate. It’s amazing!"

BWN Music

bwn music is a full-service music and sound company with offices in minneapolis and los angeles. we specialize in original music composition, sound design and mixing, music licensing, and audio branding for television, radio, and interactive media.

CASH Music

A nonprofit organization focused on educating and empowering artists and their fans to foster a viable and sustainable future for music. The CASH Music platform is a set of digital tools designed to solve real problems for working musicians, based on years of direct collaboration with artists.

ccMixter

Musicians upload original samples + Singers upload original a cappellas = Producers and DJs create remixes. A UNIVERSE OF POSSIBILITIES - Being part of the ccMixter Music Community opens a universe of possibilities.

Classic Cat

Index of free Classical Music downloads on the internet. Sorted by composer and work.

DanoSongs

Hi, I'm Dan-O. I am an acoustic rock singer songwriter and I also like experimenting with all kinds of instrumental styles. Click here to license my royalty free music and songs. You can also buy my music for listening on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify and every other major music service. Search danosongs or your favorite song name.

De Wolfe Music

Search, demo and download from our production music library. De Wolfe offers production music, sync and licensing consultancy, recording and music supervision.

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    Will Coley is an independent radio producer, social media strategist, trainer and videographer based in Queens, NY. His radio stories have been broadcast on NPR News, 99% Invisible, the BBC, KCRW’s Unfictional, Transom.org and Georgia Public Broadcasting among others. Will also produces digital storytelling and designs online strategy for nonprofit organizations working for stronger communities.

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