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Sound Recordings from Cultural Equity.
17,400 digital audio files, beginning with Lomax’s first recordings onto (newly invented) tape in 1946 and tracing his career into the 1990s.
BBC Sound Effect
16,000 BBC Sound Effects 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.
Free music (and more) for your Projects by Eric Matyas. Only requires crediting the author for legal use (see "attribution info" page).
Creative Commons Audio Content
Creative Commons Search
The Creative Commons website includes an option to search for Creative Commons content across numerous image platforms, such as Flickr.
Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, etc., released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse.
This service allows users to limit their searches to only music that is licensed under specific Creative Commons licenses using their Advanced Search features.
Bandcamp Creative Commons
A list of musical products available on Bandcamp under the Creative Commons licences.
SoundCloud is one of the world’s largest music and audio platform and you can search for creative commons music.
All materials are released under a Creative Commons license (the "Attribution-ShareAlike license"). Users need to register to access the sound pool.
This is the main page for listing full length free content musical works available on Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons.
This website helps users to create and share mixes and samples that are Creative Commons-licensed.
Free Music Archive
An interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by the radio station WFMU.
World Hip Hop Beats Free Beats
Library of hip hop beats available under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share Alike Licence.
A library of audio resources uploaded by the users of Internet Archive.
YouTube Audio Library
A library of free music and sound effects by YouTube. Each track is accompanied by information on the use.
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