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Academic Integrity: Finding Music

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. <>.

Copyright-Friendly Music