Music and songs are mostly copyrighted by the artist or any company who owned the music or considered as a copyright holder. Through the internet, we can easily find thousands of non copyrighted music, songs and sounds for our projects. The music files which are shared on the internet under Creative Commons license are free to use for any purpose, even for commercial use.
Not just a music, even we can easily download non copyright photos, videos and other kind of works through the Internet. According to an analysis, it is estimated that nearly 1 billion works are available on the internet under Creative Commons license.
These are the best places on the web to download no copyright music:
YouTube’s Audio Library is a place where you can find and download free music and sound effects for free. The library is specially made for YouTube content creators lets they make better videos with background music and sound effects without thinking about copyright issues. Read more about those attribution icons situated next to a track.
Next to the Audio Library, there is a Music Policies directory where you can find popular songs for your video project.
2. Audio Library – No Copyright Music (YouTube Channel)
Audio Library is a YouTube channel managed by someone (not by YouTube) who post a new music or song everyday on their channel. You can subscribe the channel and get a free music everyday without any copyright restriction. If you don’t know how to download music from a YouTube video, search on Google. The best thing about the channel is it post very selected and longtime music.
ccMixter is a worldwide available music community site that provides free music, sample tracks, and royalty-free music for reuse. Users can easily explore music tracks and listen online before getting to download. There are three domains of the site from where you can download free music, ccMixter.org, dig.ccMixter.org and Tunetrack.net. Please visit the home page to know more about licensing.
Freesound.org is a website where you can find and download sounds (e.g., audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps) absolutely free. All sounds released on the site are licensed under Creative Commons, but do read the description first before using any sound in your commercial project.
Netlabels is an internet record label that distributes music through the internet. You can explore and download free music from the Netlabels collection page on the Internet Archive. The collection consists music files that are licensed under Creative Commons. Please read about the creative commons license icon in the download page before using it for any commercial use.
Like the site’s name, Free Music Archive is a library of free music with over 100,000 songs and music. Through FMA, you can download legal audio files for your project, without worrying about copyright issues. You can explore music by Genres and Charts on the FMA’s website, and click the download icon in order to download the music. FMA didn’t require any registration to download music files.
Soundcloud is kind of social networking platform (specially for Artists and Musicians) lets anyone can share their originally-created music to the platform for over millions of listens on the Soundcloud. You can perform a music search on the Soundcloud and filter search results by Creative Commons. If you don’t find any filter results options in the Soundcloud music search, please use the above heading link.
Jamendo.com is one of the largest community to listen, download and reuse music under the Creative Commons licenses.The website didn’t focus on providing free music, its business model is different. You can explore and listen music on Jamendo by genre, and download music files according to the licensing. Know more about Jamendo license in order to reuse the music file in your project.