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Copyright Free or Creative Commons Music: Sound Files

Links relating to 'open' content or flexible licensed music. Referred to as Copyright Free or CC Music.

Sound Files: tracks, notes & resources

Public domain music
  • Musopen (Public domain music. Can upload sound files and print public domain sheet music.)
  • Ragtime piano rolls (Sheet music and sound files from early 1900s including Scott Joplin)
  • Public Domain 4 U (Public domain music and video with some modern music that is free only with composer permission. Make sure you are using only the older material that is copyright free.)
Creative commons various conditions. Check licence terms

Will normally require credit to the composer and reference to used under creative commons with link to licence.

Non-commercial or student use only
Must include credit or link
  • Partners in Rhyme (Some tracks for sale, so check licence terms. Must include a link on your website or blog, a credit in your Youtube video, or an email saying "Thanks!".)
  • Silverman Sound Studios (Must credit the composer. Please attribute by using format: Music: Title by Shane Ivers - Just replace 'Title' with the title of the track you're using. Music licensed under Creative Commons 4.0)
  • Royalty Free Music Soundtracks (Some tracks for sale, only use tracks labeled 'free'. Somewhere in your video, presentation, game OR on your website or in any documentation which accompanies your production, you must identify either the Composer OR Producer of the track you want to use as follows: [Song or Track Title] composed/produced by [Composer or Producer Name as identified in track description] provided by    For example:Full Mellow Groove by C.P.Bryan provided by
  • Converse Rubber Track Sample Library (Free samples, one shots, loops and stems available for reuse with credit. But cannot use the actual whole tracks that are also on the site.)