Best Resources To Get Royalty-Free Music And Sound Effects

If you want to create your own videos, podcast or documentaries, you may need some back ground scores to  spice up your video. You may have a collection of music, but to use with these projects, you need royalty free music.  These music are called production music (or stock music or library music) which are licensed to customers for use in film, television, radio and other media. There are several sites offering free and paid royalty free music for your work. Here we are checking some good resources to get royalty free music.

Vimeo Music Store

(http://www.vimeo.com/musicstore)

Vimeo Music Store is a one-stop-shop for finding, discovering and licensing high quality music for your videos. It has a nice catalog of music from all genres. You can also find free royalty free songs using the advanced search option. Search mood, genre, tempo, themes, instrumentations and then use the advanced search to search results even further. The Music Store offers over 45,000 curated tracks with a three different license options for you to choose from.

Vimeo_Music_Store

SoundCloud

(http://www.soundcloud.com/)

You can explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music and audio here. SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform that allows collaboration, promotion and distribution of audio recordings by users. A key feature of SoundCloud is that it lets artists upload their music with a distinctive URL. The SoundCloud also offers additional features to users with paid subscriptions.

SoundCloud

Free Music Archive

(http://freemusicarchive.org/)

It is an archive of public domain and Creative Commons licensed songs managed with a curatorial approach. The Free Music Archive is a platform for collaboration between WFMU and a group of fellow curators, including KEXP, dublab, KBOO, ISSUE Project Room, and CASH Music.

 

Incompetech

(http://www.incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/)

This is also a good source of royalty free music.

AudioNautix

(http://www.audionautix.com/)

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 link to the website from yours or credit them with, “music by audionautix.com”.

Community Audio

(http://archive.org/details/opensource_audio)

The famous Open Source Audio, it has been now renamed to Community Audio, but the URL is still the same.

AudioMicro

(www.audiomicro.com/royalty-free-music)

Here you can find good collection of stock music and sound effects for creative projects like YouTube videos, websites, IPhone apps, TV, films, video games, and more. There are more than 300000 tracks in all genres.

AudioMicro_Royalty_Free_Music

In addition to this you can check Freesound.org, Royaltyfreemusic, Royaltyfreeheaven, Neosounds,Openmusicarchieve.org, etc. There are some other sites offering free and paid music like royaltyfreemusicproductions, Jamendo, Mixcloud, Musopen, Ccmixter, etc.

The list is not the complete list, a quick search in an advanced search engine reveals more sites like Audiojungle, Smartsound, Pumpaudio, Nonstopmusic, Sampleswap, Stockmusic, Freeplaymusic, Freestockmusic,Digitaljuice, Shockwave-Sound (shockwave-sound.com), etc. It is the user he who decide to choose which music site will offer the music that he intended to use it in his/her video. What you think about this free and paid royalty free music sites?