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Free Music Archive
An interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Genres represented include: blues, classical, international, hip-hop, and pop.
"Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs, artists or genres into Pandora and let the Music Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings - new and old, well known and completely obscure - to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice." For live listening only.
"As the world’s largest music and audio platform, SoundCloud lets people discover and enjoy the greatest selection of music from the most diverse creator community on earth. Since launching in 2008, the platform has become renowned for its unique content and features, including the ability to share music and connect directly with artists, as well as unearth breakthrough tracks, raw demos, podcasts and more."
The FreeSound Project
"The Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License."
"Soungle is a free site, developed by Southern Codes, for finding all kind of sound FX and musical instruments samples on our mega online library. As different from most of similar sites, Soungle is NOT a Web search engine. It only searches in our growing monster database. Our goals are to keep it simple to use (search, preview and download) and to keep it free."
Alexander Street Music in Video
A large collection, including:
- Music Online: Classical performance in video
- Music Online: Performance in video
To see these collections, click on the link and, on the left, open the Collections menu. Or you can click on the Disciplines menu to select Music and Performing Arts. From there, choose American, Classical, Jazz, Popular, and World
"dig.ccmixter is devoted to helping you find that great music, all of which is liberally licensed under a Creative Commons license so you already have permission to use this music in your video, podcast, school project, personal music player, or where ever…"
Drag and drop sounds, beats, effects, and voices to create your own beatbox composition.
"Soundation is a powerful online music studio with professional features like recording, effects, virtual instruments and over 700 free loops and sounds."