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Where to Get Free Soundtracks to Download

Downloading music is a tricky issue these days. With internet authorities acting fast to shut down illegal music downloads sites, you have to be careful where you get your music files from. One wrong move and you could end up in more trouble than you bargained for.

However, you could just want to get free soundtracks to download for your art project or school assignment. Well there allot of free music sites on the web.  First check out my music and then here are several more  sites with safe high quality music and a good selection:

Freemusicarchive.org

This site has a large selection of free production tracks to choose from, and you only have to click on your selected track to download it. Sample tracks on the site’s database, and if you like it, you may be able to use the track. If it is offered under the Creative Commons license, you may be free to copy and distribute tracks.

Funkyremixes.com

Like the title suggests, this site has a variety of great quality remixes to choose for your production. Downloads are free and legal, and you have wide selection of music genres to choose from. You can rip, download, remix or share tracks, all for free.

Jamendo.com

Another free music site that allows you sample free tracks online. All music on the site is royalty free, and the easy to navigate website makes it a joy to make use of.

Opsound.org

This site allows you to upload your own original or remixed track after registration, thus increasing the volume of music you have at your disposal. Download music in order to play, and browse from one of the largest free music databases on the internet.

Top 3 Free Online Sound Effect Download Libraries

If you are a film enthusiast and enjoy shooting, editing, and splicing films or videos you are probably always on the lookout for good free sounds. There are lots of good sound effect websites that you can visit to find exactly what you’re looking for. Here are the top 3 free online sound effect download libraries with Mp3s and wavs including some of their most notable qualities. Start at the top and work your way down to find the sound that you’re looking for.

Freesound.org. This is a massive database of sound effects and there are new ones uploaded daily. The majority of the sounds are created by users so they are organic and original, unlike those out of a sound stock collection. Look for public domain licensing so that you can use it for any project and note that attribution and non-commercial licenses restrict what you can use the sound for. They also have one of the largest collections of room tones or ambient noise tracks that you can use to fill in the audio of a scene or contribute to the ambience of a location.

Soundbible.com. Here’s another that is on par with Free Sound. However, to make things extra easy for you they’ve separated their sounds into more categories so they’re easier to search. There’s even a royalty free sound category so that you can be sure to avoid sounds outside of that category if you’re going to monetize your project.

Sweetsoundeffects.com. These high quality sounds are available for download in packs. Simply put in your email address and you’ll be able to download the packs that you want. Plus, there’s a whole section for sounds from movies so that you can download lightsaber effects, for example. If you can’t find what you’re looking for you can submit a request for a sound and you may see it available for download in the future.

Still searching for the perfect sounds? You can also check out soundjay.com, soungle.com, jojikiba.com, and soundeffectsfactory.com!

Music for Websites from Pro Royalty Free Loop Producer DJ Puzzle

Music for WebsitesDJ Puzzle is a professional producer who creates royalty free loops for Sony ACID, Garageband, Ableton Live and Propellerheads Reason. (All great software for creating your own music by the way). His tracks sound incredible.

Fortunately I found his “Free Music for Websites” page at PeaceLoveProductions.com and all he asks in his terms is that you credit him. All files are high quality wavs which is a really generous offering.

Additional, DJ Puzzle provides a great tutorial on How to Add Music to Websites. Check out this music video featuring his work:

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Free Sound Effects Wav and MP3 Loop Downloads from JewelBeat

If you are looking for free sound effects downloads check out JewelBeat.

They have a really nice royalty free audio fx library that includes drum and percussion beats as well as a variety of samples including: accordion, bells, clarinet, cello, flute, brass, french horn, glockenspiel, harp, guitar, organ and piano. They have loops that are downloadable as wav files and the sound effects are all MP3s.

JewelBeat offers quite an astounding assortment of free background music as well. They have Hollywood style soundtrack instrumentals that could be used for scenes ranging from horror to sports.

Please note that JewelBeat requires you to actually link back to their site, not just credit them. Right now they do not seem to have a “no credit or link” option. Check them out and one of their excellent background track videos here:

JewelBeat.com/Free-Sound-Effects

JewelBeat is kind of a mystery since I can’t find any information about the composers, the company that owns it or what the actual details of the license are. Especially since the music is of incredibly high quality, I’m interested to see how the site unfolds.

Dan-O

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FriendlyMusic Licensing: More Royalty Free Music for YouTube

If you are creating videos for fun or as a partner on a video network like YouTube then you can choose from the incredible selection of music at FriendlyMusic.com.

Pros: Wide variety of professional songs in many genres. Great user-friendly interface, easy purchasing, music licensing and downloads. Very inexpensive cost per track.

Cons: Can’t be used if you are a professional who gets paid to create videos, or makes money on the videos in any other way than video network advertising revenue.

If you fall in love with a particular song and you are a commercial video/film producer then you can contact them for some type of royalty free commercial music licensing.

This could be a perfect solution for some people creating home videos. But I wonder how many folks, creating non-commercial videos, even want to pay $1.99?

Also, the site does not even mention use on Websites, slideshows, games, on hold music, etc. Seems like a great idea but I’m interested to see how the site does since its a very limited market.

Síochána,

Dan-O

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Create Your Own Royalty Free Music Online with Soundation.com Studio

My favorite online studio for creating royalty free music is Soundation.com. You own the rights to whatever music you create using the program’s sample and loop libraries.

Sound sets start at only $5 so it’s much less expensive than buying an entire royalty free loop library to compose with. You can check out some of these mini sound packages here: Soundation.com/Sound-Sets

If you are a video, film producer or other user of royalty free music, then maybe you have never tried to create your own music. It can be really fun and simple to experiment with Soundation using their huge variety of royalty free samples and loops.

Check out this tutorial to get an idea of how to start making your own mixes!


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