As the year progresses and my students begin to look for new ideas for projects they begin to see the value of not only sound effects but sound tracks. Music is a powerful element in a movie. Which leads them to begin using music in
their videos. This ends up causing some copyright issues. But finding sites and collections of audio files that are safe for school projects and without violating copyright laws can be a bit difficult. Below is a list of sites that me and my students have compiled over the years that provides students with almost all types of audio files that they would need to create most types of video projects or podcasts. All of these sites do provide free audio files however there are files that are for sale as well so students should be aware of this before they randomly start looking and downloading files.
- soundzabound – Royalty Free Music for SchoolsThey state the following on their website “the ONLY royalty free music library which meets all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education!” You do need to create an account. There are a great selection of sound tracks with many different genres.
- freeSFX.co.uk – Download Free Sound Effects List of many different mp3 sound effects from nature and man made. Worth a look for sound effects for movies.
- Royalty Free Sound Effects (FX) Library for Download Great collection of sounds and simple to search
- Free Music Archive Great collection of music that can be used for school projects and podcasts safely and FREE.
- Free Sound Clips | SoundBible.com Another great collection of sounds and music that is royalty free and safe for podcasts and school projects.
- Free Stock Music for Educational Use The name says it all great for sound tracks for movies.
- Free and legal music downloads – Jamendo
- freesound :: home page One of the biggest collections of sound effects and music on the web. Great site to start with to find sound effects.
- Freeplay Music, Broadcast Production Music Library, Free and Mp3 Music Downloads, See Usage Terms. Good site for sound track music for videos.
- Mp3Skip.com – Free MP3 Downloads Another good site for video music.
- film music | mobygratis.com Really good music for films.
- Danosongs.com Free music site for videos.
Here are some past posts on Audio resources that might also be helpful.
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