• British Library Sounds

    British Library Sounds presents 50,000 recordings and their associated documentation from the Library’s collections of unique sound recordings which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds.

  • CCmixter

    This is a community music remixing site featuring remixes and samples licensed under Creative Commons licenses. You are free to download and sample from music on this site and share the results…. Some songs might have certain restrictions, depending on their specific licenses. Each submission is marked clearly with the license that applies to it.

  • CC Trax

    This site is full of downloadable music (subject to Creative Commons licensing) to use in presentations. The tracks are searchable by keyword, genre, licensing and more.

  • Free Music Archive

    The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America.

  • freesound

    Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps,… released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse… We also aim to create an open database of sounds that can also be used for scientific research and be integrated in third party applications.

  • FXHome

    We provide the following sound effects downloads free of charge for you to use in your movies. The sounds are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution. If you want to distribute the sounds yourself you must retain the readme in the zip files. If you use the sounds in a movie please credit FXhome and the sound effect author.

  • LibriVox

    LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net for free. All our audio is in the public domain, so you may use it for whatever purpose you wish.

  • Loyal Books

    Formerly known as Books Should Be Free. All audio books on are in the public domain. This means that no one holds a copyright on these books and therefore anyone including is free to distribute them.

  • National Jukebox

    The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.

  • PennSound

    PennSound is an ongoing project, committed to producing new audio recordings and preserving existing audio archives.” It includes literary and dramatic audio recordings.

  • Pixabay Music

    Pixabay, known for high quality open licensed images, now offers royalty free audio music MP3 tracks.

  • ThoughtAudio

    Welcome to ThoughtAudio! We offer free audio books for a selection of classic literature and philosophy titles. Click a title to access the audio and pdf document.

  • ZapSplat

    We’re one of the fastest growing free sound effects & royalty free music libraries with 58,520 professional, free sounds to download instantly in mp3 or original wav file format and upload hundreds more every week.