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Public Domain Media


  • BBC Sound Archive

    "These 16,000 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license."

    For commercial use, you can license sound effects.

  • Royalty Free Music Creative Commons License music available. Must credit Bensounds and link to website.
  • dig.ccmixter: Find theme music for your film or video, or to remix or reuse.
  • It is legal to download, sample and share all the music found on this website.
  • The sounds are licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. If you want to distribute the sounds yourself you must retain the readme in the zip files. If you use the sounds in a movie please credit FXhome and the sound effect author.
  • Incompetech: Royalty free music
  • Looperman: A free pro audio community for musicians, film and video producers, djs and multi media designers. Members can upload and download royalty free music loops, acapellas and vocals, beats and samples to use in any music software such as steinberg cubase, propellerheads reason, sony acid pro, fruity loops studio, Magix, ableton live, apple garageband etc or macromedia flash projects, video game design or movie soundtracks. All files have mp3 previews .
  • Moby Gratis Yes, THAT Moby. This site is a resource for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short.
    Moby has made a selection of over 150 tracks from his huge catalog of music available to licence for free, via a simple online application system.
    To begin just create a new account, browse the catalog and fill in your application for the tracks you would like to use. You should receive a response to your application within 24 hours.
    Once you have finished your film, you can share it with the mobygratis community by uploading to YouTube or Vimeo and adding it here. Connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo and Google+
  • Public Domain 2ten:  Features a wide variety of music genres, mostly older, for users to download
  • Partners In Rhyme: Royalty Free Music & Sound Effects  This site enables the user to download public domain sound effects free of charge. The site has sound effects listed under categories such as animals, domestic, paper, doors etc.

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