5 Copyright Free Music Licensing Public Domain Resource Lists
In reality the only “copyright free” music is public domain, and there are not allot of completely legal free and clear recordings in the public domain. However, you can find them if you look:
PDInfo.com – List of copyright free public domain music and songs with sheet music reprint files and legal information about copyright.
Wikipedia.org/Sound/list – Mainly classical, hymns and choir music by Haydn, Mozart, Chopin, Bach and Beethoven. Some excellent recordings of the concertos, suites, and sonatas on piano, violin and clavier that could be used for scores.
PDMusic.org – Hymns and blues songs in the public domain by a variety of composers. Midi files are offered by the site owner for a fee.
MusOpen.org – A non-profit that offers access to public domain music recordings to the world wide community for free and copyright free.
PublicDomain4u.com – Links to public domain music in all styles from hip hop beats, electronic, jazz, blues to soft rock instrumentals. Places where you can find songs by indie bands and artists online. There are lots of MP3s here from underground sources, so make sure to check with each artist.
JazzOnline.com – Excellent hand-picked collection of public domain jazz music. Hard to find recordings you can download of traditional jazz artists from the early 1900s performed live.
“I think art is the only thing that’s spiritual in the world. And I refuse to be forced to believe in other people’s interpretations of God.I don’t think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means.”- Marilyn Manson
If you just want a free legal way to license and download mp3 music that has a copyright then check out this great video about creative commons and lists of music sources: