Royalty Free Sound Resources

Sound Bible

The Encyclopedia of Free Sound Clips. offers thousands of free sound effects, sound clips, and straight up sounds. These sounds can be used in a variety of sound projects including Video Sound Scores, Movie Scoring, Game Design, Powerpoint Presentations, Prank Calls, Sound Boards, and the list goes on. is a great source for copyright free sounds

The Music Bakery: Royalty Free Music Downloads 

Download royalty free music from The Music Bakery featuring professional studio musicians and plenty of real acoustic instruments, impeccably-produced by our gifted team of award-winning composers. Covering the entire spectrum of musical styles, it's buyout production music that's logically categorized and easy to find. Select tracks for training & motivation, education, sales & advertising and industrials. Pick up crisp background beds for narration and spicy high-profile themes for image and emotion.

royalty-free music by genre, but make sure you read the FAQ.

On Jamendo artists allow anyone to download and share their music. It's free, legal and unlimited.

Open Music Search
Find Copyleft, Creative Commons, Open Source, and Public Domain works. Including media files, software, news and Open Music services. You can filter your search results using the categorized Media Pools that appear at the top of each page after your initial search.

ccMixter Discovery
Looking for music for a video, school project, game you’re developing, podcast or just for listening in your cubicle or mobile music device? Find exactly the music you’re looking for - podsafe, liberally licensed - using dig.ccMixter Music Discovery tool. Find out why one out of six uploads to ccMixter are used in a YouTube(tm) video, flickr moving image, podcast, compilation album and thousands of other places all over the web.

Free Sound Effects and Loops
free sound effects, free music loops, free sounds, and free sound clips! All .wavs on this site are free to download for personal use and are not to be linked to, reposted, nor redistributed in any fashion according to our Terms of Agreement. Enjoy these free sounds and free loops and check back with us frequently as we consistently update this site!

Creative Commons Audio
Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright.
We provide free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof.

Podsafe Audio
Creative Commons music offers a variety of FREE high-quality royalty free items, including royalty free stock footage, royalty free sound effects, royalty free clip art, royalty free images, royalty free photos, and of course, royalty free stock music.
Over 7,000 free audio files. ArtistServer is a social music site with a focus on independent artists and bands. We've been providing services to artists and music fans since 2001 (launched 12/05/2001). The first four years we existed as an electronic music site under the name, and in 2nd quarter 2005, we scaled up to include all genres of music and took on the name ArtistServer to better represent the direction of the site and services. provides free loops and audio clip downloads to the music production community. Our free loops can be used to produce about anything. Think of as your online audio toolbox that you can access anywhere anytime.

Free Music Archive
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, for finding all kind of sound FX and musical instruments samples on our mega online library. As different from most of similar sites, Soungle is NOT a Web search engine. It only searches in our growing monster database. Our goals are to keep it simple to use (search, preview and download) and to keep it free. Remember, all of our sound effects and samples are royalty free for downloading.

helps you share your audio files. It´s the best and easiest way to find new and interesting music and audio recordings from around the world.

FreeProductionTracks is a website that provides Royalty Free music for FREE. To start downloading your free music, click on a music style in the navigation bar

Internet Archive’s Netlabels Collection
This collection hosts complete, freely downloadable/streamable, often Creative Commons-licensed catalogs of 'virtual record labels'.
The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs. This is what sets freesound apart from other splendid libraries like ccMixter.

Musopen is an online music library of copyright free (public domain) music. We want to give the world access to music without the legal hassles so common today. There is a great deal of music that has expired copyrights, but almost no recordings of this music is in the public domain. We aim to record or obtain recordings that have no copyrights so that our visitors may listen, re-use, or in any way enjoy music. Put simply, our mission is to set music free.

Shambles: Sound Effects and Music
Comprehensive portal collection by Chris Smith

Adam Curry's Podsafe Music Network
Safe music is described as a work that meets all of the following conditions:
Works submitted to Music Alley are the property of the artist, and all rights to these works, including lyrics and music, are the property of the artist. 
AND All works contain no recordings, lyrics, copyrights, or other elements that are the copyright of any other artist, except under the limited provisions of the Creative Commons License Agreement.

Educational CyberPlayGround: Get Music Downloads
The music on these sites is often released under a Creative Commons attribution-noncommercial license , which means that you can copy and use it for any noncommercial purpose, as long as you include a credit for the musician.

Open Source Audio
You are invited to view or upload audios to the Open Source collection! These thousands of audios were all contributed by Archive users and community members.

Not just a Sound Library. Choose from 100,000 sound effects and loops.

Public Domain 4U
(lots of blues, lots of famous stuff.

Purple Planet Music
Royalty free music: a donation-supported collection of royalty-free music by Chris Martyn and Geoff Harvey, based in Leeds, England. All the music on this site can be used for any type of film production or web presentation ,education, podcasts, blogs etc - ideal music for YouTube.

Find Sounds
Search engine for sounds: a free site where you can search the Web for sound effects and musical instrument samples.

Partners in Rhyme
Partners In Rhyme is offering these free royalty free sound effects for you to download and use in your multimedia projects. PIR retains all copyrights.

Partners in Rhyme: Free Music Loops 

delivering royalty free music online since 1996. The license you receive from us for your one time fee is truly royalty free. Unlike most royalty free music companies we do not require you to submit cue sheets or report to any of the performing rights organizations, no matter how big the project.

Soundzabound Music Library 

Soundzabound is the ONLY royalty free music library which meets all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education!
Soundzabound Royalty Free Music supersedes Fair Use in that we fully license the music with unlimited rights for education and sign off that you are protected. Fair Use has limitations in use and states that you are liable should there be a claim.

Wikimedia Commons Sound
This is a category for actual sounds and more

Wikimedia Commons Music 

Jam Studio
Online music factory so you can create your own music.

Royalty free sounds and images

British Library- Sounds
Provides a good way to explore more than 50,000 audio recording organized into nine categories.