Music, Sound Effects, & Sheet Music in the public domain
Music in the Public Domain
Archive of Popular American Music (APAM) CC0 -A collection covering the history of popular music in the US from 1790 to the present. Almost 450,000 pieces of sheet music, anthologies, and arrangements for band and orchestra. Digital versions of the sheet music, and performances of the songs now in the public domain.
Auboutdufil.com - Each music published on auboutdufil is subject to a free distribution contract, generally Creative Commons, chosen by the creator. The author keeps his rights on his work, however he authorizes certain freedoms under certain conditions.
Australian music in Trove (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 AU)
Bensound.com (CC BY-ND 3.0) A composer and musician offering his music for free with a link attribution or gives the option to license (no credit) for a fee.
Best Classical Tunes (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
blocSonic.com Some (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) not all. Check.
CCHits.net Database and data are (CC0 1.0) - Where you make the charts
Classical Piano Midi Page (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE) - This site contains music files of different formats for all friends of classical music. The pieces are developed at a digital piano by means of a sequencer on MIDI base and then converted to audio formats. FAQ
Community Audio : Internet Archive . (Creative Commons) CC licenses may vary. Here you will hear thousands of recordings that have all been contributed by Archive users and community members.
Compiling A Network Mixes are (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) But note: tracks may have individual copyrights that are held by the respective artists and/or labels involved, and are here used with their then prior and/or written given permission. Just be aware.
Creative Commons Audio Audio remix competition from the Smithsonian and SoundCloud
dig.ccMixter (CC BY 3.0) & (CC BY-NC 3.0) & (TuneTrack)
Classic Jazz - (CC0 1.0) This site is dedicated to the preservation of the Jazz music of the early twentieth century. Many of these recordings were made on fragile, 78-RPM, shellac discs and exist only in the collections of some contributors to this website.
Dutch Liederenbank - More than 170,000 Dutch songs were opened in the Dutch Liederenbank, from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century.
FreeMusicPublicDomain.com - a music library for the public. Whether you’re looking for Royalty Free or Public Domain music, we offer songs that are safe, legal and free. Offers both creative commons and standard license for a fee.
Free Production Music by Jason Shaw (CC BY 3.0) All music in this collection was created by Jason Shaw and released under a Creative Commons License. It is free to use the music (even for commercial purposes) as long as proper attribution is given. Details about that are right on the front page - at the bottom.
Funky Remixes each song has its own license
IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library (CC BY-SA 4.0) - Sharing the world’s public domain music.
Loeb Music Library -A Harvard University Library Virtual Collection.
Musopen - I can't put it any better than they do "Musopen is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on increasing access to music by creating free resources and educational materials. We provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions. Put simply, our mission is to set music free."Terms and Conditions of Use
Netlabels : Internet Archive (Various) "This collection hosts complete, freely downloadable/streamable, often Creative Commons-licensed catalogs of 'virtual record labels'." 66,401 results at last check.
opsound: free love, free music (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Pond5 must join for content in the public domain
Scott Buckley Music Library (CC BY 4.0) This site belongs to a man that makes all of his music free for both non-commercial AND commercial use, as long as you provide attribution. Thank you. Using This Music
Uruguayan music catalog (CC BY-SA 4.0) is the site content license... The music could be any one of the CC licenses available. Be sure to check each. There is a feature that you can use to search the site by license type. Good stuff.
Sheet Music in the Public Domain
The Mutopia Project (CC BY-SA 3.0) - offers sheet music editions of classical music for free download. These are based on editions in the public domain, and include works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Handel, Mozart, and many others. License details
They're wearing 'em higher in Hawaii : Mohr, Halsey K., composer CC0