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52 Cool places to find music and sound effects for your videos
(one for each week of the year…)

An important note before you start!

Although a music track is “royalty free” this does not mean it is actually free to use or that you can just download it to your computer and upload it to your video editor. 

You need to check any licensing requirements very carefully to avoid legal actions and/or very large fines! 

I’ve compiled a list of 52 sites offering music and sound effects you can download and use. That’s one for each week of the year!

While many of the following sites DO offer completely free tracks, you still have to give credit to the composer or the website in your video by including details of the composer/track or a link back to the download site in most cases. 

There is also a multitude of different license types, some allowing free use with certain conditions and others requiring payment. 

Remember this simple rule to follow before you decide to add a particular track or sound effect to your video creations (or indeed, if you simply wish to add a soundtrack to your website to keep your visitors entertained):

Check the licensing requirements and then check them again!!

Having said that, I am confident the following listing of 52 different music resources will let you find that elusive track and/or sound effect you need to enhance your creative efforts. (The first archive site alone contains over 3,250,000 listings, enough to keep your ears occupied for…. well….years!) 

Seriously, if you can’t find the music you require from any of the following sites you probably need to buy a second-hand rocket from NASA and move to a different planet! 

So, here goes, I have simply listed the sites in alphabetical order and I have tried to include accurate information about each site. 
Also, where possible, I have tried to include the licensing information they publish. 
And… once again, it is your responsibility to check the licensing requirements before using any of the stuff you download. If you get in trouble… don’t come running to me.
You have been warned! 

Now, go and feast your ears……… (p.s. All 52 sites were tested and working at the time of publication. Obviously I cannot guarantee this will remain that way as I have no control over the sites whatsoever.)

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Audio Archive 
Audio Archive
Download or listen to free music and audio This library contains recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry…
Audiofarm
Audiofarm
Audio Sharing
Audio Micro
Audio Micro
Audio Micro is absolutely an electronic product. And, it is actually dissimilar to almost every other varieties that you could find on the web. Audio Micro has a whole lot of advantages…
Audionautix
Audionautix
All music in this online collection created by Jason Shaw. Released under Creative Commons License 3.0. You are free to use the music (even for commercial purposes) as long as you provide a…
BeatPick
BeatPick
License original and selected Indie Music for Movie, Web, Corporate, Games and DVD use. Quick, easy and online. Only the best music around.
Bensound
Bensound
Royalty Free Music from Bensound for use in Videos, Youtube, films,… Only high quality royalty free music.
DanoSongs
DanoSongs
Dan-O’s royalty free music and songs
Derek Audette
Derek Audette
Copyright free & Royalty free music released under a Creative Commons license for film, video and anything else.
DigCCMixter
DigCCMixter
dig.ccMixter Music discovery site operated by ArtisTech Media, founded by Creative Commons
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DL Sounds
DL Sounds
Instant download free royalty free music, sound effects, samples, loops and background tracks for any personal or commercial project.
Epitonic - The Center of Sound
The Epitonic saki Sessions are back with a seven-track session and interview with
Free Music Archive
A few weeks ago we got a message from a couple of producers, Johanna Kelly and Cameron Marshad, who were working on a film. They wanted some help getting in touch with the band Atlantic…
Free Music Public Domain
Free Music Public Domain
The easiest way to download royalty free music for your home videos, Youtube videos, film & movie scores, commercial background music or personal use. You’ll find a bunch of easy to…
Public Domain Music Downloads
The Public Domain is a category of intellectual property where absolutely no rights are asserted. The likeness of the Sistine Chapel, Stonehenge, and the pyramids in Egypt – the music of…
Freeplay Music
Freeplay Music
15,000 SONGS, FREE MUSIC FOR YOUTUBE AND MORE. THE SOUND OF YOUR NEXT PROJECT STARTS HERE.
freeSFX
freeSFX
Free Sound Effects and Music
Free Sound Effects and Royalty Free Sound Effects
Download Scroll down to access Free Sound Effects section in the left hand menu. If you need better quality sound effects and a legal license to use in your project then search for royalty…
Music GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY
Free Soundtrack Music
Free Soundtrack Music
Free soundtrack music for films or multimedia productions.
Free Stock Music 
Free Stock Music
Browse our library of hundreds of completely royalty-free stock audio tracks, all 100% free!
Free Stock Music (2)
Free Stock Music (2)
All music in this website is free for everyone (even for commercial purposes).
Good Oak Recordings 
Good Oak Recordings
Howdy! When listening to a recorded song, there’s something that only artists and musicians understand: How much blood, sweat, tears, effort, time, emotion and so on was put into each and…
gosoundtrack
gosoundtrack
All the music found on GoSoundtrack is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License (CC BY 4.0). it means that you can share, copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, adapt, remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
Incompetech
Incompetech
 Can I use your music… for YouTube videos? Yes, AND you can monetize the videos. Be sure to credit me. [More on YouTube] on streaming sites? Yes. Be sure to credit me. [More on Streaming] in live productions? Yes. Be sure to credit me. in my store? Yes. Be sure to credit me or purchase a license. as on-hold music? Yes. Be sure to credit me or purchase a license. for something else? Probably. Be sure to credit me or purchase a license. Crediting How do I place a credit for this music in my project? Title Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
IndieGameMusic
IndieGameMusic
The indie game-developers music resource.
JewelBeat 
JewelBeat
Download 99¢ royalty free music for video, photos, film, business and more. Huge selection of background music styles.
Josh Woodward
Josh Woodward
Josh Woodward – Ann Arbor, Michigan singer/songwriter. Creative Commons Music – Josh Woodward
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Loopmasters
Loopmasters
Loopmasters Pro Sample Cds, Sample Boutique, Downloadable Samples, Royalty Free Sample Libraries, Rex Files, Reason Refills and Dance Samples for Electronic Producers and Djs Worldwide
Machinimasound
Machinimasound
Download & Buy royalty free music for your video, game and film.
MusicInCloud
MusicInCloud
We provide high quality Royalty Free Music for your youtube videos, games, film, advertisment etc.
Music Revolution
Music Revolution
The production music tracks on this page are absolutely free.
Musopen
Musopen
Musopen is a non-profit offering free access to sheet music, royalty free public domain music recordings, and other music resources.
Newgrounds
Newgrounds
You can support NG too and get tons of perks for just $2.99.
Open Music Archive
Eileen Simpson and Ben White, to source, digitise and distribute out-of-copyright sound recordings. The archive distributes these recordings freely, forms a site of exchange, and is a…
Opsound
Opsound
A very interesting music search engine.
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Our Music Box
Our Music Box
Everything for just $99! Don’t want to spend time browsing the website for music you need? You can download the entire catalog (and all future tracks) for just $99. Click the button below,…
PacDV
PacDV
Free music – Royalty free music tracks. Free music for movies, videos, animations, games, and multimedia projects.
Partners in Rhyme
Partners in Rhyme
Download these free royalty free music loops and full length tracks for your commercial projects, no strings attached
Public Domain 4U
Peg Leg Howell led a very spicy life to say the least. He lost his leg in a fight and was in and out of jail for bootlegging. A self-taught guitarist, he supplemented his income performing…
Purple Planet Royalty Free Music
A free collection of royalty free music that can be used for any type of film production or web presentation.
Ricall Music Licensing
License music for use in commercial and personal video productions with Ricall Professional and Ricall Express.
Sample Swap
Sample Swap
A 100% FREE and lovingly maintained sound sample library. Download royalty free music, audio samples, drum loops / beats and drum kits, acapellas and more.
sonicsquirrel.net 
sonicsquirrel.net
Sonicsquirrel, serving finest netaudio and netlabel related music and other content since 2005
Sonnyboo & the Royalty Free Music
Sonnyboo & the Royalty Free Music
CC-BY (Creative Commons attribution) – For each and every single song below, all you have to do is credit the songwriter – Peter John Ross ( www.sonnyboo.com) and the music is your to use…
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SoundBible
SoundBible
SoundBible.com offers free sound clips for download in either wav or mp3 format. We offer free and royalty free sound effects and clips for video editors, movie scores, …
SoundClick 
SoundClick
Find songs, beats or instrumentals. You can license anything from a free Creative Commons song to a professional instrumental. Easy to find, easy to license.
SoundGator
SoundGator
Free Sound Effects – Sound Effects – SoundGator
SoundJay
SoundJay
Free sound effects in wav and mp3 formats
Soundshiva
Soundshiva
SoundShiva is open source audio catalogue. We provide some useful tools for netlabel managers and their fans.
SoundTaxi
SoundTaxi
Hochwertige Production Music Library für TV, Werbung, Imagefilm, Internet und AV Medien. GEMAfreie Musik und GEMApflichtige Musik online lizenzieren.
WOWA
free (do whatever you want) music Inspired by Unsplash
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No More Excuses!!
So, there you go!!
You now have a site for every week of the year where you can search for your music. I’ve done all the hard work for you!
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