One of the best things about internet is that you can find a lot of free creative resources on it. Like all other useful stuff, there is a ton of music on an array of websites that you can download and use for free.
This post is meant to give you a comprehensive list of websites through which you can access and download Creative Commons music for free. Let’s dig right into it.
Jamendo’s entire list of tracks are CC-licensed, so you can download and share its music tracks legally. On this site, anyone can register and upload music with one’s preferred license and offer the songs for free or a paid license.
CCTrax features most of the uploaded tracks under the royalty-free section and offers them for free. The most impressive feature is that you can download an individual track or a full album without logging in to this site.
Free Music Archive is a library of legal audio downloads directed by WFMU. Its music tracks are curated and uploaded with CC license, making them available free of cost.
A fantastic site with a diverse collection, Audio Archive has new and old royalty-free music uploaded by its community. The songs are available in multiple formats like MP3, OGG, M3U etc. as high-quality audio tracks.
hearthis.at offers a selection of royalty-free music, which can be listened online or downloaded directly in available formats without creating an account.
Freeplay Music offers over 50 thousand audio tracks to create videos for YouTube. The tracks are free and available under YouTube Personal Use License.
On Incompetech, you will find an unending list of royalty-free music in multiple genres. These tracks are downloadable in high-quality MP3 format.
A non-profit, free resource for music, Musopen.org offers audio tracks in numerous genres for varied uses. The site also allows its users to upload music in public domain, thus free from copyright restrictions.
ccMixter is a place to find free music and remixes created by over 45 thousand musicians, which you can download and use in your commercial projects.
TeknoAXE includes 1300+ audio tracks and adds new music to the site every week, impressively. Here, you can download quality music tracks of all genres.
AudionautiX lets you search music by genres and mood. Here, you will find audio tracks in numerous genres to download for free under public domain.
SampleSwap offers CC-licensed original soundtracks created by various music creators. However, it is not clarified if all of the tracks are royalty-free or not.
Mobygratis offers an extensive database of royalty-free music tracks, which are produced by independent artists and non-profit filmmakers. The site has over 150 original records, which forms a great music resource for any project.
Bensound includes a large collection of music which can be used in almost any project. You can listen to the tracks online or download them directly without registration.
Silverman Sound hosts some exclusive CC-licensed soundtracks, which you will find nowhere else. The audio tracks are available to download in MP3 format.
Bandcamp offers royalty-free music for legal use, which is available for everyone. The songs can be streamed for free or downloaded in high-quality MP3 or FLAC format.
Canton Becker includes professional-quality royalty-free soundtracks, which are downloadable in high-quality formats. You can listen to this music and remixes or use them as background loops for creating video games and films.
This is a production music library for filmmakers and media artists, which offers all the music under Creative Commons. On Scott Buckley, you can search for the music or filter the results by genre, mood, album, and instrumentation.
UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive holds cylinder recordings that are downloadable in high-quality MP3 format. Its database includes classical songs, comedic monologues, ethnic and foreign recordings, which you can search as well.
The Mutopia Project offers 2100+ pieces of royalty-free music, which can be freely downloaded, copied, and distributed. The music here is available in a variety of styles and is organized into multiple categories and collections.
audeeyah allows you to download music without including any watermark or such. You will find some exclusive tracks on this site, which have a professional quality and give you superb listening experience.
Tribe of Noise contains a modern music collection organized by its community of professional artists. You can download the tracks for free after signing up.
Netlabels comprise of a fine archive of music collection, which can be freely streamed or downloaded to include in your productions. You can even filter the music by year or media type to streamline your music search.
La Musice offers 50 soundtracks, which can be used in multiple projects like film production, podcasts, video games, etc. These tracks are freely available in a fine audio quality, ready to get downloaded, shared, and published.
SoundCloud is a popular music platform that lets you stream music. Moreover, it also hosts various albums and collections having CC-licensed music. These audio tracks can be streamed and used in your music production. Also be sure to check out its royaly free music section.
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