Top 5 Free Music Resources For Every Project

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Music can make or break any project. While a great soundtrack can elevate a production, poor music quality or a cheesy track can make even the most sophisticated project seem amateur. To ease the process of finding that perfect track, we have curated a list of the top 5 free music resources that have the best selection of available-for-use music out there.

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1: Soundcloud

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This trendy music site offers a whole collection of music uploaded under a creative commons license, meaning they are available for use as long as you follow any guidelines that the artist may have set. This is a great place to find tracks that don’t sound like background music, remixes of popular songs, and original work by various artists.

2: CCMixter


Numerous well-known artists have tracks here that are legally free and available for use. Additionally, the selection of samples, remixes, and a-cappella songs are perfect if you have some editing skills and a desire to create a unique background track.

3: Vimeo Music Store

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The popular video sharing website has started to amass a music library, with an incredible selection of tracks available for free, although others start at $1.99. With genres ranging from folk to classical to punk, and an easily navigable site, you are sure to find something that you’ll love.

4: Free Music Archive

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With the ability to search through tracks by mood and a wide variety of genres, there is something for everyone on this site. Most tracks are available under a Creative Commons license, and some are even covered by the public domain. Check the license associated with each track before you use.

5: Youtube Audio Library

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Youtube’s budding audio library is aimed to give content creators access to free music to use in their videos. This stems from Youtube’s harsh copyright-infringement policies and user’s tendency to use copyrighted music in their work. Youtube’s audio library features easy search filters and a rapidly expanding selection of completely free and Creative Commons licensed music.

Have a favorite free music resource we missed? Let us know in the comments below.


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