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 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 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. 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.