Music Resources

The following are websites where you can search for music, download, and license it for your projects. Some are free, others cheap and some can get pricey. Whatever you choose, always be sure to read and understand the terms and conditions.

  • Free Music Archive has high quality tracks. You can download for free but each track has its own terms of use under Creative Commons, so read them carefully.
  • Dig CC Mixter works with Creative Common licenses. You can filter your search by commercial use, non-commercial use, genre, instrument and style.
  • Audio Network has a good selection of music and was founded specifically to offer music online for TV and film. You can search for tracks by genre, emotion, mood, style and composer. Depending on which use you need for your project, you can license tracks from $1.35 (for student productions) to $195 (for TV and film).
  • Audio Jungle offers royalty free music tracks and packages from $1 to $70, and they offer one featured track for free every month.
  • Royalty Free Music is pricier, with single track licensing starting at $9.95.  You can search by tempo, genre, category, instrument, style, and mood.
  • StockMusic.Net has a large selection, and licenses for $39.95 a tune.
  • iLicense Music This site offers a good selection for $89 a month. You can cancel the subscription afterwards, and as long as you paid when you first used the material, you’re covered.
  • Jamendo Here you can find tracks and license them for 19€ for an online project  to 900€ for a TV film.
  • Free Stock Music offers free tracks for almost any kind of use, though you can only search by genre and it may take a while to find what you want.
  • BeatPick is pricey (approx. $70.00), but has a good licensing system that helps you determine what kind of license you actually need.
  • SectionZ has ‘some rights reserved’ music under Creative Commons for non-commercial, but it’s not easy to search through.

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