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What's the Big Deal?
If you choose not to create your own music or sounds, you should look for music that musicians WANT to share--freely, without their permission. When using music or sounds from the sites below, double-check to make sure that the owners of the music are willing to share them freely--some may have minor restrictions. Note: you still need to cite where you find music and sound effects!!
Citing Music or Sound
Last Name, First Name. "Name of Song." Website. Sponsor of Website. Date Published. Web. Date Accessed. <webaddress>.
Abbate, Salvatore. "Rainy Day." Jamendo. Wordpress, 12 Oct. 2010. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. <http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/662091>.
Over 342,000 free music tracks available to stream and download. All the music is available under one of six Creative Commons licenses.
"ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want."
"The ONLY royalty free music library which meets
all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education!"
"You can use Melody Loops as background for various multimedia applications: video games, educational software, Power Point and Keynote presentations, television advertisements, radio spots, documentaries, institutional & corporate advertising, hold on, jingles, websites, flashes, banners …etc. You can modify it as you wish. You may not resell or redistribute our music as we do it."