Totally Free, Royalty Free, or Inexpensive Music for Educational Uses

Proper copyright attributions and credits are required for use. See MUSIC SCREEN below as an example.

New Additions for 2016

  • Classic Jazz On Line: Public domain jazz music in MP3s of the early Twentieth Century. 

  • Silverman Sound Studios: All sound tracks are available under a Creative Commons, Attribution 4.0 International License.  All tracks are free to download for educational use.   Proper acknowledgment can be given when the credits are made in a video or media project or, if online, in text associated with the sound track(s).  For each use, this complete attribution is requested:  "Title of Song" by Shane Ivers, ©2016, WWW.SILVERMANSOUND.COM.   Licensed under Creative Commons, Attribution 4.0 International.

  • Royalty Free Music / Free Music Public Domain: There are two licenses. Creative Commons Music is music that can be used just like free unlicensed music or non-copyrighted music in that you simply add a small credit to the end of your video (generated when you choose a song). Our Standard License requires a small fee ($25).  Download our royalty free music for home videos, YouTube videos, film & movie scores, commercial background music or personal use. 

New Addition for 2015

  • MUSIC SCREEN: MUSIC SCREEN royalty free music is free of any charges for non-profit and non-commerical uses for students and faculty at educational institutions, humanitarian organizations, and provate individuals. For each use, an attribution is requested: ©2015, WWW.MUSICSCREEN.ORG. Used with Permission. All rights Reserved.

New Additions for 2014



Free background music from JewelBeat.com: Use these free background music tracks for YouTube videos, advertising, education, videos, photos...etc. Also has 99 cent royalty free music

Ball State University Alma Mater and The Star Spangled Banner: Free for any use.

Free-Loops.com: Free loops and free audio clip downloads.

Free Music Archive: Free music in 12 genres.

Free Retro Ringtones: MP3s created by the Ball State Copyright & Intellectual Property Office.

La Chambre du Roi Trio: Free to use.

Musopen: Provides recordings, sheet music, and textbooks for free without copyright restrictions.

Public Domain Information Project (PD INFO): Listings of public domain songs that includes purchasing reprints of music.: Listings of public domain songs that includes purchasing reprints of music.

More Royalty Free Music: See information on free music and inexpensive royalty free music on this page.

Royalty Free Music at No Charge: Royalty free music with no charge for use. Lists several other sources.

SoundBible.com: Free Sound Clips, Sound Bites, and Sound Effects.

International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP): Public domain and/or Creative Commons Licensing of scores and several, select recordings.