Now that my students are getting more comfortable making online slideshows, they’re also getting more interested in including music (and sound effects) into their creations.
Some of the online slideshow sites listed in The Best Ways To Create Online Slideshows already have music that can easily be incorporated into user-created slideshows, but with others you have to upload your own.
However, I’m also looking for the easiest and most accessible sites that can be used by an English Language Learner or anyone who is not particularly tech-savvy.
I don’t really give details about the sites I’m listing here because they’re all very similar — the music and sounds here are royalty-free and it’s just an easy matter of searching and downloading them. Of course, credit should be given to the source when they’re used in online projects. I’ve also tried avoiding sites that have obvious content not appropriate for classroom use, but something might have slipped by me.
Here are my choices for The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects:
Musopen is the latest addition to this list. It describes itself this way:
“Musopen is an online music library of copyright free (public domain) music… Put simply, our mission is to set music free.”
Public Domain 4 U has music available for download from before 1922 that is now in the public domain.
Bloomy lets you use Artificial Intelligence to create your own original music that you can use for free. You need an invite, but I got one shortly after signing-up.
SoundDraw lets you create your own music.
Find Sounds is great. They don’t guarantee, though, that all their sounds are copyright free.
I’m adding Sound Bible to this list. You can read a post at Free Tech For Teachers to learn about this excellent resource.
Free Music Directory comes from Socialbrite, and lists a number of sources of royalty-free…music.
YouTube Launches Free Audio Library With 150 Royalty-Free Tracks is a TechCrunch post about a definitely useful new resource at YouTube.
You might also be interested in these other “The Best…” lists:
The Best Music Websites For Learning English
The Best Online Sites For Creating Music
The Best Online Sources For Images
I’m also adding a direct link to Darren Draper’s excellent post (including additional resources) called The Educator’s Guide To The Creative Commons.
Richard Byrne writes about Free Play Music, a useful resource for education-related projects.
“Jukedeck” Is A Super-Simple Way To Create Royalty-Free Music For Online Projects
New Big Collection Of Free Music To Use With Facebook & Instagram Videos
ZapSplat – Thousands of Free Sound Effects is a post from Richard Byrne.
Richard Byrne writes, “Pixabay hosts public domain videos that you can download for free.”
The BBC just made 16,000 sound effects downloadable and usable. You can read more about it at Open Culture.
Fugue is a source of free music for videos.
ZapSplat offers Free sound effects & royalty free music.
Evoke Music lets Artificial Intelligence create free music for you to use.
Unminus provides free music to be used in projects.
You can get free music to use in videos at YouTube’s audio library.
My Two Go-to Places for Free Sound Effects and Music is from Richard Byrne.
You can get free music to use in presentations at Uppbeat.
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— Jake Miller (@JakeMillerTech) April 5, 2022
Nozier One has sound effects.
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I’d like to add my favorite website for royalty free music to this list, it’s Soundtaxi.net.
Thank you very much.
Hi, I would like to add to this list of royalty free music sites… http://www.easymusiclibrary.com
I’d also like to add to this list http://www.tonopro.es and http://www.audionity.com two spanish royalty free music websites where you can found high quality royalty-free music. They’ve been online since 2008 and 2010 respectively, and both sites add new tracks per week.
I hope this helps to those people looking for royalty free music in spanish.
Would also like to make a contribution to this list. I feel the more lists of websites you have the more you can choose from =)
Royalty Free Music
Orange Free Sounds offers a lot of Free Sound Effects, Music Loops and Background Music for both Commercial & Non – Commercial use.
There are no hidden costs or need to sign-up. Download is completely free.
My small contribution for original royalty free soundtracks:
Also check http://amurcomusic.com/ royalty free music catalogue
I would like to add my website to this list. Musco Sound (http://www.muscosound.com) License stock music directly from the musician that created. The focus is on high quality music, simple licensing terms, and exceptional customer service. All music is YouTube safe and will not trigger 3rd party copyright claims.
You can also try http://www.blindfoldsound.com/
A unique and more obscure site for royalty free music is http://www.freemusicpublicdomain.com/ plus all their songs are available for free personal download. There’s some really great 80’s and 90’s style music on this site.
I just started my own royalty free music site,veru excited about it 🙂
Also check out https://www.zapsplat.com/sound-effect-categories for about 15,000 free sound effects
And also https://BigSoundBank.com
W.O.W Sound has a royalty-free music library with over 200 video game music tracks and 1200 sound effects, suitable for a wide variety of projects. Would be a good resource for students looking for music for their projects! https://wowsound.com/