EWM Cloud Resources - Audio
Getting the right music and sound effects for your short film is one of the most important--and time-consuming--tasks of any filmmaker. This is especially true if you want to avoid copyright violations and nasty letters from legal firms. To enable EWM students to find good, free, and legal music for your videos, here is a list of recommended sites:
Audacity® is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.
Many audio content owners on audiofarm.org choose to release their audio content under Creative Commons licenses, which give you the legal right to do things like use their music in your videos.
"No Fees. No ©opyright Hassles. Incredibly Free." Clips found on Audionautix are released under Creative Commons license 3.0 – you can use the audio clips available even for commercial purposes so long as you credit the Audionautix website. Clips are named to what the artist feels it should resemble; you can preview the clip by clicking it and if you like it, right click the clip and select ‘save target/link as’ to save it to your desktop.
On BeatPick, you have a music player kind of interface where you can listen to any song on a list. To download any song from the website, you’ll have to register for an acoount. Most of the clips are instrumental, with very little vocal input. The clips also come with descriptions of what it sounds like, which can be useful to match to whatever the theme your clip is.
Bump Foot originates from Japan and focuses mostly on techno, trance beats and electronic dance music. You can download the files and use it for your own non-commercial work as long as you give attribution to them or the featured artist.
Download, Sample, Cut-up, Share: ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.
Download and share free Creative Commons music
I post my original music as free MP3 downloads here on DanoSongs.com. You can listen to the songs online or download the tracks. It's also legal to use the music royalty free in your video, game, film, presentation, slideshow or website.
Instrumental Music for Videos & Film: Instrumental background or theme music freely available for non-commercial use.
Welcome to Flash Kit Sound FX. We have an ever growing list of shareware and freeware Sound FX for download. Powerful searching, excellent organisation and easy real time previews make this the most advanced Sound FX download site on the net! mp3 and flashtrak versions of all effects as well!
The Free Music Archive offers free downloads under Creative Commons and other licenses. We also offer a very large repository of free birthday songs you can use in your projects.
Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Browse, download and share music and sound effects.
Welcome to iBeat – pushing free beats, loops and breaks since 2007. Samples available under Creative Commons licensing. High quality original audio material available in lossless format. Use for background music, radio jingles, music production and music production.
Creative Commons music: 420,000 Tracks 2 Billion Listens 154.8 Million Downloads
On JewelBeat, you search through free background music and sound effects with keywords. These free background music clips can be used for whatever video production you are making. The audio clips here are mostly instrumental and consist of short loops.
This work of a single person, this site features more than 180 songs that are free for download, sharing and use. Do give this generous man attribution if you use his clips in your productions.
Kompoz is an online community that prides in collaboration between artists from all over the world. Artists post their clips on the website where anyone can download it and use it for their own productions. They can also add their own instruments or creative mix to the original clip and upload it on the website again.
Musopen is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. We provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions. Put simply, our mission is to set music free.
Free music – free the world
PacDV has been producing royalty free sounds for filmmakers, sound designers, music producers, film students, and multimedia developers since 2001, and our sounds have been featured in a variety of independent films and videos, television programs, documentaries, commercials, games, radio shows, and new media projects. On this web site you find sound clips that we have decided to make available free for you to download.
Free Collection of Royalty Free Music available for download, composed and performed by Geoff Harvey and Chris Martyn. Music can be used free of charge for web-based projects e.g. YouTube in exchange for a link to the site. Purple Planet's style of music falls under effects that accompany a horror, dramatic or mysterious scene.
Professional quality free audio samples and electronic music. This 100% free AIFF/WAV collection contains 7.5 GB of sounds -- including 2,430 techno, hiphop, rap, trance, and drum and bass drum beats / loops, 1,265 drum hits, 95 drum kits, 2,214 sound FX, 1,207 instrument sounds, 1,006 vocal samples, 1,255 melodic parts, fruity loops and more.
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 for free. They may not be "Beatles" songs, but they can be the difference between your movie getting popular, or getting a "Cease & Desist" court order.
SoundCloud is a very popular website where famous artists share their new tracks to the world. There is a section under Creative Commons license where you can download other people’s tracks. You can stream the available clips and it takes just a simple click to get the MP3 file without any registration. Note that some tracks however require you to ‘Like’ their Facebook page before you can download their clips.
You can download any track for non-commercial usage, just add credits to your project or description of your video/podcast/or shortfilm.
Free MP3 sound effects and loop. Select, listen and download freely and easily more than 30000 high quality Mp3 sound effects , loops and musics on Universal-Soundbank for all Djs, musicians and producers recorded from everywhere around the world.
Find, download, and license music for your videos. Choose from tracks in a stunning array of genres, with lots for free. Powered by Audiosocket, Free Music Archive, SmartSound, and Friendly Music.