50+ Royalty-Free Stock Music and Sound Fx Sites

Free Music and Sound Files


Royalty Free Music and Sound Files


Video Marketers are always looking for royalty-free, stock music, music beds, sound effects, looped tracks, and public domain music  to use in their projects.

HERE is a site that explains public domain, copywriting, and music copying principles.

Below you will see a list of websites which was originally compiled by courvo using resources such as VO-BB (Voice Over Bulletin Board) and google searches using the terms “royalty-free”, “music-beds”, “public domain”, and “stock music”.

Digging into these sites will yield sections that offer looped tracks, special effects, stingers, and sound effects.

Check out the first ten or so resources first before digging deeper… I have checked and edited this list so am confident that they are all genuine resources with some great audio files available for free. Yes you will find some paid options too but all sites have at least some samples on offer for free. - awesome site for everything to do with video and audio but most things require payment.. Excellent tools and highly professional. Ok not free but had to be here and they do provide a lot of free samples.

Thanks to for putting together the original list over at his blog.
I have added some resources to this list, removed dead links or those I felt did not provide enough FREE audio content so it is cleaned and vetted and current as from Oct 2012..
Keep an eye out for more audio resources such as sound fx and I will be uploading a stack of my own files collected over the years to various sections at where I provide a lot of free resources and files to download from audio loops and sound FX to royalty free video, video effects and transitions, pictures, icons animated gifs and other media in over 35 special interest niches.